JOIN THE BATTLE. GIVE TO BEAT RARE CANCERS.
On March 8, 2018, at the young age of 34, my dear friend, Sam, was diagnosed with an incredibly rare type of sarcoma -a CIC rearranged small round blue cell tumor. There are only 500 cases diagnosed worldwide each year, with only 5,000 known cases total at this point. It is rare. It is aggressive. And it isn't fair.
Sam is the bravest and strongest person I know. She finished 9 months of intense chemotherapy on January 3rd, which will now be followed by a lifetime of scans to make sure she stays cancer free. Through it all she has been super mom to her two young children, Tyler and Joey (best buds of Talia and Wyatt). And despite everything she is going through, she is always smiling, always upbeat.
We are grateful for her incredible team of doctors and nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering. To help them continue to make progress in fighting rare cancers and to arm them with resources needed to explore pioneering ideas, discover new therapies and collaborate to find the next breakthrough, we are raising money and I am hoping you will make a donation. Your gift will directly help people who have few, if any, treatment options.
Why this matters to me:
50% of People with Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
When combined, about half of all patients fighting cancer are fighting a rare cancer. These are cancers we know — such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, pancreatic, and all pediatric cancers — yet research is largely underfunded.
100% Goes to Lifesaving Research Led by MSK
Every dollar you give will advance innovative studies and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Discoveries made by MSK revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated, helping patients across the country and around the world.
6 Months for Fast Impact
Not only does every dollar go to research, your gift will be in the hands of doctors and researchers within six months of the events. As a donor, you will learn about the projects supported and the breakthroughs made.
Thank you for your support!