2010 Report: Team Sarcoma / Trucking for Sarcoma

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Trucking for SarcomaTrucking for Sarcoma
Every day: July 17th- 25th
The Eastern Seaboard & Ohio Valley Regions of the United States

About 450 people participated in the first “Trucking for Sarcoma” event, which was organized and hosted by the GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation (GCAF).

“Trucking for Sarcoma” was held during International Sarcoma Awareness Week 2010. All drivers from Marine Transport Company helped raise awareness of Sarcoma with “Sarcoma Knows No Borders” placards on their trucks. They handed out 800 brochures detailing information about Sarcoma, and in particular, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. The drivers covered over 160,000 miles during the week driving throughout the East Coast, Ohio Valley and Chicago metro regions.

The Trucking for Sarcoma event raised $30,000 !!!

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2010 Report: Team Sarcoma / Ohio – Jim Hauser Sarcoma Foundation

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2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope
Saturday, July 17th: Check-in from 7:45-8:45am
Sandusky, Ohio

This year, we formed the Jim Hauser Sarcoma Foundation to help fund sarcoma research. On July 17, we held our 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope – and it was another huge success! The weather was perfect. There was not a cloud in the sky. At race time the temperature was about 85 degrees. Before the race began, Pastor Jerry Fenske, of St. Stephen UCC in Perkins Township, said a prayer to the race participants and crowd, especially noting, Jim Hauser, who passed away from leiomyosarcoma May 23, 2010. It was very tough not having Jim at the race this year.

Pre-registered participants were given an event t-shirt, a black tote bag with the Foundation logo on it, and a JHSF writing pen. A Sarcoma Fact Sheet ws given to race participants in their registration packs. Throughout the event, our announcer talked about sarcoma.

We had 236 runners and walkers! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place race winners were presented an event medal with the Jim Hauser Sarcoma Foundation logo on the front. The overall runners were presented with a pair of Nike running shoes compatible with an iTouch. After the race, there was a 1 mile Kids Fun Run where 35 kids ran around the track 4 times. At the end of the race, they were given a goody bag and a ribbon which stated, “I participated in the Kids Fun Run for Hope – Team Hauser.”

Our event could not have taken place without all of the volunteers! We had 45 volunteers, along with the Perkins Police Department and EMS. The event raised money for sarcoma research and Cancer Services of Erie County, while bringing family, friends and our community together to be educated about sarcoma, the unforgotten cancer.

Ohio - Team Hauser

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2010 Report: Team Sarcoma / Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Fun, Friends and Awareness
July 20th at 6:00pm
Columbus, Ohio

Former sarcoma patients, their friends, families, & caregivers gathered to raise awareness/funds for International Sarcoma Awareness week at Fado’s Irish Pub. A good time was had by all, and some participants had some great ideas for future events & projects. We hope this is only the beginning for a productive and prosperous future!

2010 Team Sarcoma / Nationwide Children's Hospital

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2009 Report: Team Sarcoma / Sandusky – Ohio

5K Charity Run/Walk for Hope & Kids Fun Run
In Honor of Jim Hauser … Fighting the Fight
July 25, 2009, in Sandusky, Ohio

There were 556 people at the event, which raised $6,155.

The event started off with a forecast of terrible weather (extremely gusty winds, hail, thunderstorms!!!!). We had not had rain ALL summer either. We were a little worried about how the event would go and how many people would actually show up.

During registration (7:45-8:45am) there was lightening, thunder and LOTS of wind and rain. However, people just kept showing up! The race was to begin at 9am and we thought we might have to postpone the race start time. Yet at a little before 9am the rain stopped, the skies actually cleared up and the race started on time! We had a Pastor say a few words before the race along with a prayer, and then Jim Hauser started the race. The runners and walkers were off!

In each registration packet we put a “Sarcoma Knows No Borders” bracelet and Sarcoma Fact Sheet and a t-shirt that had the Team Sarcoma logo on the front, with Team Hauser on the back. We also had bracelets for people who donated at the event, and all 250 were gone at the end of the event!

After the race, there was a Kids Fun Run, where 45 kids ran a mile. Each participant was given a purple ribbon that stated, “I participated in the Kids Fun Run for Hope”, with the Team Sarcoma logo in the middle of the ribbon. At the bottom of the ribbon it said “TEAM HAUSER”. The ribbon looked really neat and the kids were excited to receive a ribbon for running.

Awards and door prizes were given after the race. Jim Hauser awarded each 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner with a prize and a medal that had the Team Sarcoma logo on it. On the back was inscribed “5K Charity Run/Walk for Hope in Honor of Jim Hauser.”

The event turned out to be so tremendous! It was unbelievable to see how much our community supported our event! And…the weather turned out GREAT!

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2009 Team Sarcoma / Ohio – Kent-Andover

Team Sarcoma 2009Food & Fun
Saturday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Andover, Ohio

About 53 people joined in the fun at Pymatuning State Park for an evening of food, drinks and socializing. The CRC (Christie Rufener Campbell) Team was at the park the entire day, with the dinner event at 6:00 p.m. The group raised $270 for sarcoma research.

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2009 Team Sarcoma / Ohio – Sandusky

5K Charity Run/Walk for Hope & Kids Fun Run
In Honor of Jim Hauser … Fighting the Fight
Saturday, July 25th at 7:45 a.m.
Sandusky, Ohio

Race Day Check-in is required and will start at 7:45 at Perkins High School, and the race will start at 9:00 a.m. Awards will be given to the top two finishers in each age group and a grand prize will be awarded to the overall winners, male and female. All proceeds will benefit the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative.

There is a $15 Entry fee (see the registration form) that includes a t-shirt and bracelet. Registration deadline is June 30th. A $20 Entry fee will apply on Race Day.

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