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A RACE TO REMEMBER. Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Slay Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk. Saturday, October 14th, 2017, FitzGerald Park, Yardley, PA 19067 Register:https://slaysarcoma.racedirector.com/
Fundraising goal $500,000.00
Recent donations (336 donations)
John and Macie Schlernauzer Matching gift $400.00
Slay Sarcoma Research Initiative $10865.00
Katie and Doug Leipprandt $200.00
Dr. Mahsheed Khajavi $500.00
Jim and Debbie Jaeger
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Top donors (336 donations)
Slay Sarcoma Research Initiative $10865.00
Slay Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk Proceeds $10111.00
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Mrs. Caragh Fay $3000.00
Fred and JoAnn Trainer $2500.00
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Slay Sarcoma - Help Us Find a Cure!

Women with leiomyosarcoma who have been victims of morcellation. Ribbons indicate those whose lives have been lost.
Help us find a cure for leiomyosarcoma.
In October of 2013, Amy Reed, a physician and mother of six underwent surgery for what her doctors believed were uterine fibroids. Eight days later she received a call no one ever wants to get. "The pathology came back- you have cancer." Amy was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma just a year after the birth of her youngest child. This cancer, which can masquerade as a fibroid, is aggressive, and often resistant to common cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Because her surgeon thought she had a simple fibroid, she cut up the cancer inside of Amy using a tool called a morcellator. This spreads the cancer, and for many women significantly worsens their outcomes.
Amy's fight against cancer and morcellation.
In order to counter the effect of morcellation, Amy underwent a drastic operation called cytoreduction and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). She was in the hospital for two weeks, missing Thanksgiving with her children, and developed a blood clot in her lungs. The surgery was followed with chemotherapy. Recently, her LMS returned to her spine, requiring more surgery and radiation.
During this time, Amy and her husband (Dr. Hooman Noorchashm) have fought to end the practice of morcellation, a terrible medical practice that OBGYNs have been doing for 20 years. Dozens of women and family members who have also fallen victim to morcellation have come forward. Many have died. Their campaign has received a lot of acknowledgement from the media, and they have been featured in dozens of high profile articles and stories. They have petitioned twice at the FDA and have met with members of Congress and the Senate. They have detailed every step of the way in their change.org petition that Hooman started while Amy was still in the hospital (https://www.change.org/p/women-s-health-alert-deadly-cancers-of-the-uterus-spread-by-gynecologists-stop-morcellating-the-uterus-in-minimally-invasive-and-robot-assisted-hysterectomy).
Where do we go from here?
The Slay Sarcoma 5K Walk/Run is our annual fundraiser for our Slay Sarcoma research fund. Both Hooman and Amy, in addition to being physicians, hold Ph.D.s in immunology. They recognize that this fight will be fought on two fronts: in the government by refocusing the device industry on patient safety, and in the lab by finding a cure for sarcoma. So, please, join us if you can on October 17th and support us in our efforts to Slay Sarcoma, or consider donating to the Slay Sarcoma Research Fund to help us battle this monster in the lab by clicking on the blue DONATE button at the top of this page. If donating by check, include "Slay Sarcoma" in message field.
Fourth Annual Slay Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk, Fitzgerald Field, South Delaware Ave, Yardley, PA 19067
Lace up your sneakers and join us at FitzGerald Field in Yardley, PA on October 14th from 8:30am -12:00pm for the Fourth Annual Slay Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk.

Registration includes the 5K Run/Walk, kids fun run as well as a free t-shirt. This is a rain or shine event and is sanctioned by USATF.

Can't attend in person? Consider registering as a virtual runner. We'll send you a race shirt and bib and you can run at the site of your choice

Register: https://slaysarcoma.racedirector.com/
    Donation messages
    Have hope. Know that so many pray every day for Amy and her most beautiful family. --Dr. Mahsheed Khajavi
    This donation is on behalf of Scott Sharo and Sarah Trainer, Merry Christmas and may research find a cure! --Ms. Stephanie Chiesi
    Happy Birthday Olivia Burke! You are such a sweet girl to donate your birthday presents to continue research and save lives! Happy Birthday!! --Miss Ava Selzer
    In Support Of Amy --Mrs. Helene Weinberg
    Thinking of you and praying daily! The Firely Family- Krista, Greg, Ava --Mrs. Krista Firely
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