Team Sarcoma 2007
|Posted by Julie Royster (juliecontent) on Jun 14 2007|
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The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative announces their Team Sarcoma 2007 Bike Tour will take place July 14-21 in Vermont. This is an annual event to raise international awareness of sarcoma. The funds raised during this event are used to support grants for sarcoma research. Information about this year's tour can be found at their website.
Bruce Shriver says "There are now over 45 events planned during the week of July 12-22 as part of the 2007 Team Sarcoma Initiative. The following webpage gives descriptions and contact persons for 35 of them, _http://tinyurl.com/ytozqg_ (http://tinyurl.com/ytozqg) . There are events in 13 countries and 20 states in the United States. We will be updating this page on a regular basis to include information about those events not yet described and to expand the descriptions of other events where we have only given preliminary data. Please bookmark this page and return to it often. We encourage you and your family and friends to participate in one or more of them that are close to you. Together are voices are louder. Come join in this "International Sarcoma Awareness Week."
To view a very moving video of why this awareness tour is so important, please click here A Forgotten Cancer, a Sarcoma Video (approx. 1 min. wait time to load). This video has been translated into many languages, as shown at this link.
GSI is very pleased to be represented on the 2007 bike tour by one of our members, Brad Clark, who is busy training for the hills of Vermont (in contrast to flat Florida where he lives).
Last year, GSI was happy to have a Team GIST/GSI represent our group at the tour in Denmark. To see photos and read the story of their tour experience link here. Team GIST/GSI raised $10,000 that was given directly to the research efforts of two young investigators, Dr. Anette Duensing of the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Dr. Sebastian Bauer at the West German Cancer Center at the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. More about these grants can be found at the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative site.
Last changed: Jun 14 2007 at 11:58 AMBack