Help Strike Out Sarcoma!

June 30, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 10, for the 2017 Strikeout For Sarcoma 5K and Family Run, hosted by Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program. The event, celebrating lives touched by sarcoma, will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

"You can help strike out sarcoma!"

According to the American Cancer Society a sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, such as bone or muscle. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are the leading types of sarcoma.

Sarcomas can be found in any part of the body. Most of them develop in the arms or legs. Sarcomas are relatively uncommon. However, approximately 12,390 new soft tissue sarcomas will be diagnosed (6,890 cases in males and 5,500 cases in females) this year.

About 4,990 Americans are expected to die as a result of their cancer. Funds raised through Strikeout For Sarcoma benefit ongoing sarcoma research at Duke.

For more information, email strikeoutforsarcoma@gmail.com or follow on Facebook. To help strike out sarcoma, register at Strikeout For Sarcoma.