The 2007 Team Sarcoma Initiative was truly an International Sarcoma Awareness Week, with more than 3,400 people participating worldwide. This number more than quadrupled last year’s total of 825 participants! Over $150,000 was raised to support sarcoma research and families.
People participated in a wide variety of events with the same goal in mind: to raise public awareness of sarcoma. Many of the teams also raised funds to support sarcoma research, clinical trials, and patient and family services.
There were teams in Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and 21 states in the United States. The participants on the “core” Team Sarcoma rode and walked through the hills and valleys of the Lake Champlain area of Vermont and were a small microcosm of the overall event, coming from 9 different countries as well as 12 states in the United states, and they represented 9 sub-types of sarcoma.