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Sandra Lode's Fundraiser:

Running for Sarcoma Awareness

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BENEFITING: Sarcoma Foundation of America

EVENT DATE: Jan 19, 2014

Sandra Lode

THE STORY:

I am running in the Louisiana Marathon, 1/2 Marathon on January 19, 2014.  It is my first and what most likely may be the crowning moment in my running career which started after undergoing radiation treatment and surgery to remove a very large soft tissue sarcoma tumor from my thigh.  I am doing this to celebrate life, to encourage those still going through their cancer journey and to remember  those who lost their life to this rare cancer.  

I am also running to increase awareness of sarcoma, because I had not heard of it until my diagnosis. Sarcoma is a cancerous (malignant) tumors of the connective tissues. The term sarcoma comes from a Greek word meaning fleshy growth. Sarcoma arises in the connective tissue of the body. Normal connective tissue include, fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into two main groups, bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. They are further sub-classified based on the type of presumed cell of origin found in the tumor. They all share certain microscopic characteristics and have similar symptoms. Sarcomas can develop in children and adults. For children under 20 approximately 15 percent of cancer diagnosis are sarcomas. Although rare, there are approximately 14,000 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the United States. In general sarcomas are divided into the large groups of soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcomas.

Please support sarcoma research by supporting me. For every dollar donated, I will personally donate $1 to the Sarcoma Alliance, the sister organization of the The Sarcoma Foundation of America.

 

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$1,155

MONEY RAISED
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  • Landrith family

    $100

  • Victoria Kane

    $50

  • M.Balinski & family

    $50

  • Peg martinez

    $50

  • Heather Miller

    $20

  • Carol Rogoshewski

    $100

  • Lisa Lang

    $25

  • Roxane Townsend

    $50

  • Theresa Gorringe

    $50

  • Heather Bielat

    $25

  • Katie Parnell (MCMC staff donation)

    $150

  • Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc

    $350

  • Margaret Costello

    $20

  • Mary Uter

    $25

  • Karl and Rosemary Thompson

    $50

  • Karen Czar

    $25

  • Meg Rowe

    $15

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231% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sandra Lode

Amount Raised

$1,155

 

231% Raised of $500 Goal

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Margaret Costello

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Donor Comments

Meg Rowe

Meg Rowe

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Karen Czar

Karen Czar

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Karl and Rosemary Thompson

Karl and Rosemary Thompson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mary Uter

Mary Uter

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Margaret Costello

Margaret Costello

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc

DONATION: $350

3 years ago

Katie Parnell (MCMC staff donation)

Katie Parnell (MCMC staff donation)

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Heather Bielat

Heather Bielat

DONATION: $25

You got this Sandra and THANK YOU!!! 3 years ago

Theresa Gorringe

Theresa Gorringe

DONATION: $50

I have no doubt that you will finish, your a fighter...don't stop. 3 years ago

Roxane Townsend

Roxane Townsend

DONATION: $50

Can't wait to see you cross the finish line! 3 years ago