2010 Report: Team Sarcoma / Poland – Warsaw Critical Mass

June 25th at 8:00pm
Warsaw, Poland

On a rainy afternoon, a crowd of 660 people united in the fight against sarcoma crossed the streets of Warsaw. With the help of local police, the Team Sarcoma participants on bikes and wheels reached Plac Zamkowy, where Prof Rutkowski gave a speech about sarcomas. Nurses from the Warsaw’s Centre of Oncology measured blood pressure, and volunteers distributed brochures about sarcomas.

We saluted the participants in front of the hospital together with the Foundation “Dobrze ze Jestes” and the foundation of Chronic myelogenous leukemia. The hospital was decorated with special ribbons. There were 660 participants, about 100 volunteers, and a lot of patients saluting from the windows of the hospital.

For this event, Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Chorym na Miesaki “SARCOMA” collaborated with Warsaw’s Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute and Warszawska Masa Krytyczna TEAM SARCOMA.

Due to scheduling issues, this Team Sarcoma event was held outside of International Sarcoma Awareness Week.

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2009 Report: Team Sarcoma / Sarcoma Awareness Day in Poland

polandA Sarcoma Update Conference: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Sarcoma
July 23, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland

Thirty-seven people gathered in Warsaw, Poland, on July 23 for a “Sarcoma Update Conference” as a part of International Sarcoma Awareness Week.

At the conference, guest speakers explained issues having to do with sarcoma, cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle to patients and medical staff.

Participants were very interested in Professor Zbigniew Nowecki’s speech about UV rays and skin cancers. Apart from medical aspects, Prof. Nowecki described problems of sunbathing and protection of skin against UV.

Prof. Piotr Rutkowski spoke about clinical trials pursued in our Clinic. Mgr. Joanna Kmita and Mgr. Aleksandra Tobota, psycho-oncologists,  spoke about coping with cancer. They provided help by answering patient questions. Mgr. Małgorzata Czaplińska, ward nurse in Palliative Care, described the functionality of a portacath. She showed a multimedia presentation and answered questions from participants. Finally, Ms. Walentyna Rykiel-Czarnecka from Good Life Foundation spoke about the impact of healthy eating on human living. We received much useful advice about eating and healthy living.

Overall, the conference was a great success, and everyone was appreciative of the speakers’ contributions.

See also: Warsaw’s “Critical Mass” Biking as a part of Team Sarcoma.

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2009 Team Sarcoma / Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Chorym na Mięsaki “SARCOMA”

Warsaw’s ‘Critical Mass’ biking as a part of TEAM SARCOMA
26 Jun 2009 (Friday)
Warsaw, Poland

More than 1,100 cyclist participated in this biking tour, which was held in the main streets of Warsaw/Poland. It was supported by:

Fundacja Dobrze Że Jesteś
Fundacja Promocja Zdrowia
Warszawska Masa Krytyczna

At 4.00 pm at the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), TEAM SARCOMA volunteers will offer blood pressure, blood sugar and spirometry measuring. All visitors wereprovided with brochures about the symptoms of sarcomas and with small flags made by patients.

At 6.00 pm doc. dr hab. med. Piotr Rutkowski from Warsaw’s Centre of Oncology Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute, together with the principal organiser Mr Marcin Czajkowsk, informed participants about detection and prophylaxis of cancers.

At 6.20pm the biking started and followed the streets: Pl. Zamkowy – Krakowskie Przedmieście – Królewska – Marszałkowska – Świętokrzyska – Jana Pawła II – Chałubińskiego – Al. Niepodległości – Puławska – Płaskowickiej – Roentgena.

At about 8.00pm CET on Roentgena Street the participants passed Warsaw’s Centre of Oncology and saluted the patients there. The Fire Car parked in front of the hospital transmitted brief information about sarcoma.

Continuing, the participants followed: Ciszewskiego – Dereniowa – Stryjeńskich – Belgradzka – Rosoła – Płaskowickiej – Cynamonowa – Gandhi – Al. KEN – Jastrzębskiego – Rodowicza ,,Anody” – Dolina Służewiecka – Sikorskiego – Sobieskiego – Belwederska – Spacerowa – Goworka – Puławska – Marszałkowska – Al. Jerozolimskie – Nowy Świat – Krakowskie Przedmieście – Pl. Zamkowy.

The event ended at around 10:00pm. Additionally, on the 27th of June,  people who support sarcoma patients were invited to gave blood at the bus parked near the hospital.

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2008 Team Sarcoma / Poland

Team Sarcoma/Centrum Onkologii – Instytut im. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie
Team Sarcoma/Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Chorym na Mięsaki “SARCOMA”

UPDATE: 35 people participated in this event.

What: Sarcoma Awareness Day – The Diagnosis and Treatment of Sarcoma
When: June 29, 2008, 10:00-15:00
Where: Warsaw, Poland

This set of talks is intended for sarcoma patients, survivors, their families, and for all other interested parties and deals with the recognition and cure of sarcoma. Three talks are scheduled:

  1. Diagnosis, cure and dealing with sarcoma of bones, by Dr. Zbigniew Nowecki
  2. Diagnosis, cure and dealing with sarcoma of soft tissue, by Dr. Piotr Rutkowski
  3. New therapies for sarcoma, by Dr. Piotr Rutkowski

Refreshments will be served, and events will take place at the Oncology Center Institute, Tadeusz Koszarowski Conference Hall, 02-781 Warsaw.

  • For more information and to register for this event please e-mail Katarzyna Majka or via phone at 606 610 719.
  • Join this event on Facebook here.

Team Sarcoma 2008 / Poland

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