Strike Out For Sarcoma, Together in Spirit


The Duke Cancer Institute multidisciplinary Sarcoma Disease Group will hold it's 11th Annual Strike Out For Sarcoma 5K & Family Fun Walk  as a virtual event during the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13, 2020.

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that begins in bone or in the soft tissues of the body in children and adults. Most sarcomas that originate in the bone (osteosarcomas) occur in children and young adults, but can develop at any age. Teens are the most commonly affected age group. According to the American Cancer Society, about two percent of childhood cancers are osteosarcomas, but osteosarcomas make up a much smaller percentage of adult cancers.

An estimated 800 to 900 people are diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year, with about half being children and teens.

This year, an estimated 13,130 new soft tissue sarcomas will have been diagnosed and 5,350 people will die. Leiomyosarcomas are the most common type of soft-tissue sarcoma found in the abdomen, while liposarcomas and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas are the most common in the legs.

Join or form a team and encourage your friends, family, children and/or pets to join you in our efforts to raise funds to support sarcoma research at Duke Cancer Institute.

Let's Go

What's a "virtual" 5K run or walk? It's a real race or walk — whether on your neighborhood streets or your treadmill — just not in a crowd. Apart, but together in spirit!

  • On the weekend of September 12/13, select your route and, if running, track your time through your preferred app. Show your Strike Out for Sarcoma spirit by wearing an old Sarcoma event t-shirt or wear yellow. Have fun with it!
  • Take photos and/or videos of your race or walk, post them on social media and tag #StrikeOut4Sarcoma2020 or use our online form.