Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia
Trucking 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 !!!
JHSF, South Carolina
2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope
Saturday, July 24th: Check-in from 6:45-7:45am
Taylors, South Carolina
Our 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope took place at Brushy Creek Elementary School. We had about 140 runners/walkers pre-register and 50 runners/walkers register on race day. The day was very hot and humid (high 90′s), so the runners/walkers really enjoyed the sprinkler set-up at the water station! Our course was a mix of sidewalk, parking lot, track, and grass, and the runners really enjoyed it. We even had a group of “Sarcoma Warriors” present, all with matching T-shirts on.
Our area’s sarcoma specialists said a few words about this rare cancer before awards were given. Our top male and female finishers received trophies, and the top 2 males and females in each age group received medals with the Jim Hauser Sarcoma Foundation logo on the front and the name and date of our event on the back. After the race we had a 1-mile Fun Run with approximately 20 kids. Each child received a red ribbon with our logo on it after they crossed the finish line. We had music playing to pump up the runners all morning and refreshments served after the race. T-shirts, bags, bracelts, and/or pens were given out to race participants and donations were accepted. About $4,000 was raised for sarcoma research!
July 18, 2009, in Inman, South Carolina
About 25 people gathered to celebrate at the “Midsummer Meltdown” with the Wahler family in Inman, South Carolina. Participants enjoyed swimming, playing bocce ball, washers, and cornhole. There were even “shots for sarcoma.” Fun was had by all, and $250 was raised for sarcoma research!
5K Charity Run/Walk for Hope & Kids Fun Run
In Honor of Jim Hauser … Fighting the Fight
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Taylors, South Carolina
UPDATE: Forty-five people braved the South Carolina summer heat to enjoy the 5K Charity Run/Walk for Hope & Kids Fun Run in Taylors, and they raised $500 for sarcoma research.
Race Day Check-in is required and will start at 7:45, 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.