2010 Report: Team Sarcoma / The sPECial Fund

First Annual sPECial Race 5K
Saturday, July 17th at 9:00am
Salt Lake City, Utah

Preliminary Report: The sPECial 5K was a huge success! Many more people participated then anticipated. We had several Sarcoma survivors run the race with their families as well many people from the local community. Everyone seemed pleased with the race and several people voiced interested in helping make next year a much larger event.

sPECial Race 5k


The First Annual sPECial 5k will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 9:00 am in Salt Lake City, Utah. Race day registration will be available starting at 7:30 am. Runners will start at the Big Field Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park, 1300 East 2100 South, complete 2.5 laps or 3.1 miles around the park road, and finish across from the Highland Athletic Field. Medals will be given to the top finishers in the Men’s, Women’s and Youth categories. All participants are asked to donate a minimum of $20 upon registration. This donation will include a t-shirt, bracelet, and snacks/water after the race. 100% of the funds received will directly fund research in order to find treatments and cures for sarcomas and rare cancers. All donations are accepted through the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund in Boston, MA.

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2010 Team Sarcoma / Huntsman Cancer Institute

Fifth Annual Sarcoma Awareness Walk and BBQ
Saturday, July 17th
Jordanelle State Park, Utah

Join us at the Cove Pavilion in Jordanelle State Park (off Highway 40 between I-80 and Heber City) from 10 AM to 3 PM for a fun day of walking and food. Everyone’s invited – sarcoma patients, survivors, families, friends, and healthcare providers.

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2009 Team Sarcoma / Huntsman Cancer Institute

Fourth Annual Sarcoma Awareness Walk and BBQ
July 25, 2009 at 2:00PM
Jordanelle State Park outside of Park City, Utah

Come celebrate International Sarcoma Awareness Week at the fourth annual Team Sarcoma Utah awareness walk and BBQ. Sarcoma patients, survivors, families, friends, and healthcare providers are invited to join us on Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Jordanelle State Park on Highway 40, between I-80 and Heber City.

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2008 Team Sarcoma / Huntsman Cancer Institute

UPDATE: 125 people attended this event! Here is a note from Susie: We had three boats for skiing and riders and didn’t get off the water until 8pm. A great time was had by all and next year should be even better.

What: Third Annual Sarcoma Awareness Walk and BBQ
When: July 19, 2008 at 2:00PM
Where: Heber City, Utah

Come celebrate International Sarcoma Awareness Week at the third annual Team Sarcoma Utah awareness walk and BBQ. Sarcoma patients, survivors, families, friends, and healthcare providers are invited to join us on Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Jordanelle State Park on Highway 40, between I-80 and Heber City.

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2007 Team Sarcoma / Huntsman Cancer Institute

Team Utah hosted an awareness walk followed by a BBQ as part of the 2007 Team Sarcoma Initiative. The event took place on July 21 from 2 to 6 PM at Jordanelle State Park off Highway 40 near Heber. Sarcoma patients, survivors, families (including children), friends, and allied health care providers were invited to join the 2nd Annual Team Utah walk and be part of the celebration.

Watch a TV report about this event!

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2006 Team Sarcoma / Utah

Dr. R. Lor Randall, Director of Sarcoma Services and Susie Crabtree, RN Study Coordinator of Sarcoma Services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute worked together to organize the Team Sarcoma Utah event as part of the Team Sarcoma 2006 Initiative. They used the word “Utah” to indicate that not only was the Hunstman Cancer Institute involved but also several other health care providers, namely, Sarcoma Services, University Health Care, and the Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center.

They had planned a hike in the Salt Lake City area, After the event was over Susie sent us note that stated, in part, “Bruce we had sixty participants and a great time. Walked or rode to the top of the mountain (six miles) and had a BBQ. … We had families, family’s friends, patients, patients family, physicians and family, nurses, sarcoma staff, HCI staff of all walks and it was great fun. Thank you for the invitation.

Later. this note was followed up with a more detailed accounting, “On July 7th at 6pm a group of sixty plus hikers started up City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City for a six mile hike to the top of the trail for a BBQ and to celebrate Sarcoma Awareness Week. Patients, families of present and former patients, physicians, nurses and health care providers of all entities walked side by side as long as their strength would last. We had transport up and down the trail for those that tired easily. Some walked, rode, then walked again; some walked all the way; some rode most of the way, and some biked. We met at the top at 7:30 for a BBQ, made new friends and mingled. We then took pictures and finished with a group picture where almost all walkers (that weren’t hiking along the river) participated. It was a beautiful setting and a great time was had by everyone with the promise by all to meet again at the same time next year.”

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