Thanks to all who joined us virtually and in-person to take Steps to Cure Sarcoma this Sunday! We are proud to share that we raisedmore than $100,000 for sarcoma research! If you were unable to attend or know someone who would still like to contribute, donations for this year will continue to be accepted through June 30th.
Every dollar raised goes directly to support collaborative sarcoma research between the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, the Penn Veterinary School, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The collective team across these sites are bringing their unique skills and research talents to help children, adults and dogs with sarcoma. Hear directly from them about the impact our group has on their work and we look forward to sharing more with you throughout the year!
Congratulations to our top overall 5K finishers!
1. Kristin O'Brien
1. Rich Fanelli
2. Corrine Pealer
2. Vahin Maneck
3. Sophia Fanelli
3. Stephen O'Donnell
We are also still collecting photos from the day to celebrate our sarcoma honorees and virtual participants! Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our Steps to Cure Sarcoma Kudoboard!
Thank you for all you do and see you next year!
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What is Sarcoma?
What is Sarcoma?
Sarcomas are rare cancers of the bones and soft tissues including muscles, blood vessels, fat, nerves, tendons and other connective tissues. They affect approximately 12,000 people each year in the United States. Bone sarcomas are more common among children, and soft tissue sarcomas are more common in adults. Advanced imaging techniques are used to evaluate the tumor characteristics and accurately pinpoint their location. Image-guided biopsies are performed by musculoskeletal radiologists and the diagnoses determined by experienced musculoskeletal pathologists. Pet dogs develop spontaneous sarcomas that are similar to human sarcomas. The Veterinary and Medical schools work together to incorporate canine models into the Penn Sarcoma Program to accelerate understanding sarcoma pathogenesis and to bring effective therapies into the human and veterinary clinics.