This September we have added a twist to our fundraising efforts. Michelle, our daughter and board member, has agreed to zip line through the Columbia River Gorge if she receives $1,000 in donations via her fundraising page. Watch the video below to find out why this is so important and a little terrifying for her!
We are very fortunate to provide funding for research right here in St. Louis. All money raised goes directly to the CJ’s Journey Sarcoma Research Fund at Washington University. With your past support we have donated nearly $12,000 since January 2013 to Dr. Brian Van Tine, supporting his groundbreaking research.
There are over 50 types of different sarcomas. Children and adults can both develop sarcoma, although it is more common in children at 15%. However, sarcomas in young adults account for about 1%. Due to it's rarity and small chance of survival the funding for new treatments and research is minimal. With this information, you can see why it is so important to support sarcoma research - especially in regards to the childhood and young adult cancer community.
Thank you again for all of your support in CJ's memory and for supporting our efforts to put an end to childhood cancer. Be sure to check out our September and Get Involved pages on how you can take action. Now is the time to step up, take action and make a difference!
Stay Positive, Be Happy, and Continue to Smile ... Jeanine