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Walking with Strength, Courage and Hope for the Cure to Rare Sarcoma Cancers
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Wendy Walk NYC 2018
New York, you came together to raise over $75,000 for sarcoma research! We’re so grateful. The grants we fund at Wendy Walk directly impact the reality of a sarcoma diagnosis — and it’s all thanks to you. We know that, with your continued support, we can find a cure. We welcomed Dr. David S. Geller of the Montefiore Medical Center at the Walk. The funds we raise help fulfill research grants for top medical professionals like Dr. Geller, who are dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma. We are so honored to have our friend Jana Schottenstein chair the event for the second year[...]
Wendy Walk Miami 2018
We’re so grateful for you, Miami! You came together to raise over $50,000! The grants we fund at Wendy Walk directly advance sarcoma research — and it’s all thanks to you. We are determined that, with your continued support, we can change the reality of a sarcoma diagnosis. We welcomed Dr. Jonathan Trent of the Sylvester Cancer Center and Dr. W. Gregory Sawyer of the University of Florida at the Walk. The funds we raise help fulfill research grants for top medical professionals like these, who are dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma. Every year we award the Purple Shoe[...]
How to cope with a cancer diagnosis
After a summer of healthy eating and exercise, Janice was on the road to better health when she noticed a small lump in her lower left abdomen. She assumed it was scar tissue from a past surgery, but decided to see her doctor six months later after it had grown to the size of a baseball. Shortly after undergoing surgery to remove what her doctors thought was a hernia, Janice found out she had cancer. Specifically, it was a malignant solitary fibrous tumor, a form of soft tissue sarcoma. Janice was 39-years-old when she was diagnosed. “I had never heard[...]
Wendy Walk Q+A: Kerry Hamilton
Birmingham, UK resident Kerry Hamilton opened up to us about her ongoing battle with Leiomyosarcoma. Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Kerry. I work as a territory sales manager for a spectacle company, which I absolutely love. I’m a naturally positive person with a great family and a super special group of friends. I like to get the best out of every situation… and to laugh a good laugh. I’m also a tomboy who loves getting outdoors with my rescue dog, Lady, and also enjoys the occasional chance to get glammed up for a night out[...]
Sarcoma Survivors: Diana’s Story
Diana’s Story I was working as an ER nurse, and life was going quite smoothly for me and my family. One morning, as I was getting out of bed, my hand happened to brush against an unfamiliar lump on the side of my left leg, just 4 inches above the knee. It was painless, about half the size of a Silly Putty egg, and was easy to wiggle around. It seemed to have come out of nowhere. Alarmed, I called my doctor and got in to her office that morning to get it checked out. She examined it, and said,[...]
Sarcoma Survivor: Cheryl Fox
“The scariest thing doctors have ever told me? Probably that this just keeps recurring… There really is no cure” – Cheryl Fox Sarcoma survivor Cheryl Fox opens up about her liposarcoma diagnosis, treatment, and staying strong – both emotionally and physically. “Wendy Walk means a sense of community, a sense of support… They’re there, their heart’s in the right place, and [it’s] all about helping people.”