Kick Off Dinner and Raffle
July 17, 2010
Point Lookout, New York
With our children and their spouses, we funded a Kick Off Dinner at our home on the 17th. After the date was set we decided to do a raffle. My sister-in-law Pat and cousin Nancy solicited donations from local merchants. Jim’s sister Mary made two beautiful quilts to add to the raffle – everyone wanted to win them. Our extended family helped sell the raffle tickets. All were amazed at the willingness of people to support this cause. The funds from the raffle were $3,000.
Kelly and Megan Brown, two sister from our neighborhood, volunteered to serve and clean up at the party. They were fantastic. Everyone loved the sarcoma braclets. The atmosphere that evening was electric and there were continued conversations on the importance of awareness. After the raffles we auctioned off an antique necklace that was donated by Nancy’s neighbor after she heard about the fundraiser. After much screaming and laughing the necklace went for $500.00.
As of today they have raised nearly $17,000 and we are hoping for a few more donations. God bless Bev, Bruce and family for the Liddy Shriver Initiative and their encouragement to all of us to participate in this event. We would like to thank our children, their spouses and our grandchildren for all their encouragement, sacrifice, determination and love that has helped guide us in this battle with liposarcoma.
101 people gathered together in FDR Park in Westchester County, New York and enjoyed good conversation and good eats to raise sarcoma awareness. It was a family friendly event. A group of people enjoyed a walk in the park, while another group enjoyed a bike ride, and others enjoyed staying behind visiting with one another. Over $3,300 was raised for sarcoma research!
3rd Annual Stomp Out Sarcoma Walk
Saturday, July 17 at 10:00am
Bronx, New York
About 120 people enjoyed this walk, along with food, entertainment, and arts and crafts. A raffle was held that include a Nintendo Wii, a piece of jewelry by Lia Sophia, and 2 Yankees or Mets Tickets.
Hoop for Sarcoma / Walk for Sarcoma
July 19-23, 2010
Briarcliff Curves at 1872 Pleasantville Road in Briarcliff Manor
During July 19-23, 107 hooping sessions, walking sessions and workouts were dedicated to sarcoma awareness and research by 63 women at the Briarcliff Curves Club. They raised $1,300 for sarcoma research. A fun time was had by all, as calorie after calorie was burned for a good cause.
Stomp Out Sarcoma Walk
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Van Cortlandt Park in New York City
Approximately 60 young patients, family members, staff and volunteers from the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at The Childrens Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) gathered at Van Courtland Park in the Bronx on July 18 to Stomp out Sarcoma and raise funds for sarcoma research. It was the third consecutive year CHAM sponsored a Stomp Out Sarcoma event. Participants raised more than $1,400 and for the second year in a row, 21-year-old sarcoma patient William McKay of the Bronx was the most successful individual fundraiser. Physicians from CHAMs Pediatric Sarcoma Program who participated in the event included orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Geller, radiation oncologist Dr. Marnee Spierer, medical oncologist Dr. Petra Rietschel and medical oncologist/palliative care specialist Dr. Karen Moody. The event received local media coverage from News 12/Bronx and The Bronx Times-Reporter.