I am participating in The Ride For Roswell on Saturday, June 23. This is much more than a bike ride for me — it’s my commitment to the fight to end cancer.
One year ago I was diagnosed with Sarcoma. It was unexpected and life changing. I'd never even heard of Sarcoma, but now I was discussing treatment plans and my life was on hold. Over the last year I've been through radiation treatments, surgery, and I am now finishing chemotherapy.
I am so thankful for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. They have an amazing Sarcoma Center and the doctors there have saved my life. They've given me back my hope. They've given me back my future. My hope is that more people diagnosed with this devastating disease can be given the absolute best treatment options available.
Because of the rarity of Sarcoma, research and data collection can be extremely difficult. It is crucial that all Sarcoma Centers across the country can easily share data to research and find a cure for this terrible disease. Right now, no network exists to connect hospitals specializing in Sarcoma.
One of my doctors is developing a Database Registry Network that will connect all Sarcoma Centers across the country and worldwide. It is a huge undertaking, but one that will directly help cure sarcoma. All proceeds donated to the Roswell Park Sarcoma Ride for Roswell Team will be directly funding this new Sarcoma Database Registry.
Together we can find a cure!