Sarcoma Step & Fetch! Sponsored by JB Printing
Sunday July 25th at 10:30 am
The event was Fantastic! It was warm and sunny as slightly over 100 participants arrived to begin the walk. Everyone was given a tote bag with a map, button, ribbon, cheezies and a bottle of water. After a quick photo, they were off in search of facts! 15 local businesses participated as “fact card stops.” Some business really got into the spirit of things serving lemonade and treats.
Walkers included everyone; we had toddlers, teenagers, dogs, canes, runners, wagons and even one wheelchair. After completing up to 6km of walking the participants returned to JB Printing for a BBQ, Bake sale and prize give away! Over 40 prizes were donated by local businesses and individuals, each fact card collected was a chance to win a prize. Festivities carried on throughout the afternoon as The Whystle Dawgs band performed and a few people spoke. Dr. Falkson a radiation oncologist from Kingston General spoke of the need for greater awareness. Cassandra Bonn shared her story of her brothers struggle with Sarcoma. Teresa Bell, a sarcoma survivor, thanked everyone for coming out, and we closed with a prayer led by Pastor Kevin Dowling.
Feedback from participants was extremely positive, comments such as: “Instructions were easy to follow,” “Event was very well organized and fun!” and “Thank you for bringing much needed awareness to this area.”
Tremendous thanks to the staff of JB Printing and all volunteers!
Car Wash for Sarcoma
Saturday, July 24 at 10:00am
Richmond Hill, Ontario
On Sunday, July 25, with perfect sunny, breezy and 26 degree celsius weather, The Ewing’s Cancer Foundation of Canada washed with great pride over 125 Cars while raising awareness for Ewing’s Sarcoma. Dedicated members and volunteers put in a long hot day of great physical efforts raising just over $1,400.00. Ewing’s Sarcoma information hand outs and ribbons were given out to all who attended. Our Foundation t-shirts were sold while Live Entertainment played oldies but goodies songs from the past up lifting and energizing all. As each and every car that was washed drove away sporting the final touch of our Foundation Ribbon tied to each arial and or mirror!
Our Second Annual Car Wash for Sarcoma was indeed a true Success!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
About 165 people attended this symposium that was hosted by SickKids, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital. Talks were given on late effects in sarcoma patients, pain management, Phase I studies, sarcoma research, and other topics, as well as a talk by sarcoma survivor and former Paralympic athlete, Andrew Haley. In addition, we were pleased to have two keynote lecturers from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland: Dr. Lee Helman, who presented “New Targets for the Treatment of Pediatric Sarcoma” and Dr. Chand Khanna, who presented “A Comparative Approach to Osteosarcoma Metastasis: Biology and Therapy.”
Saturday, July 10th
About 350 people gathered for sarcoma awareness at the Blue Jays game on July 10th in Toronto. The event was hosted by SickKids, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital. Information about sarcoma was shared at the start of the game, and there were more than 35,000 people in attendance!
Saturday, July 17 – Sunday, July 25 2010
About 140 people participated in a couple of very successful “Do Your ‘S’ for SARCOMA” events. A “Skipping for SARCOMA” tent at the Kids with Cancer Relay & Walk (attended by 800 people) challenged kids with cancer and their families, relatives and friends to “Skip for SARCOMA” on a beautiful sunny day in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.
In a second “Do Your ‘S’ for SARCOMA” event, Katie & friends got together and “Stampeded for SARCOMA” at the local Stampede.
Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 26 2009
Anywhere you are . . .
There were two fun “Do your S for Sarcoma” events so far – one was as a part of the Kids with Cancer Society Relay which is held in Edmonton every year. Our girls set up a booth to have everyone “Skip for Sarcoma” – it was a great hit as 74 kids and their parents skipped and sang for sarcoma wearing their “Sarcoma Knows No Borders” bracelets. The second was organized by Katie (one of the staff at the Kids with Cancer Society) – she hosted a “Sipping for Sarcoma” evening at one of the local pubs – and throughout the evening there were 24 people sipping various drinks for Sarcoma.
Val (the executive Director of the Kids with Cancer Society) will also be doing her monthly promo in August (on our local television station Global TV) ‘Speaking for Sarcoma’ and will be interviewing a child with sarcoma.