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.
This year's event will be in-person and virtual
on May 23rd!
Dogs on leashes are welcome too!
Some additional event details for runners and walkers:
In person start times are limited to 100 people per time. Available spots are limited.
Masks must be worn at all times except when running.
All runners are chip timed, so keep a safe distance from others at the start.
When running, you may remove your mask, but you must keep a safe distance from others.
All registrants MUST pre-register online.
Groups gatherings and tents are prohibited this year. After you run/walk ,you will have to leave the park to allow the next group to run/walk.
In-person attendees must register by May 7th to guarantee that they will receive a FREE race t-shirt.
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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.