Team Spirit! 2021 Strike Out for Sarcoma Raised $35K for Research

Doctors Riedel and Brigman
Richard Riedel, MD (associate director, Clinical Research, DCI Sarcoma Disease Group) and orthopedic surgical oncologist Brian Brigman (director, DCI Sarcoma Disease Group) show their team spirit with yellow ribbons and "hair" for sarcoma awareness.

Participants in the 2021 Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk — a two-day virtual event hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute Sarcoma Disease Group on Sept. 11 and 12 — raised more than $35,000 to support research. Team Ostiguy followed by Wanda's Warriors topped the teams leader board in funds raised.

Sarcoma Awareness Month is in July, but the group typically hosts the event in September. This was the 12th annual "Strike Out for Sarcoma." 

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,000 people will have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma by year's end — about half of them children and teens. Most osteosarcomas occur in children, teens, and young adults between the ages of 10 and 30. Osteosarcomas account for around 2% of childhood cancers.
 
An estimated 13,460 new soft tissue sarcomas will have been diagnosed (7,720 in males and 5,740 in females) by the end of this year. About 5,350 people (2,840 males and 2,510 females) are expected to die of soft tissue sarcomas this year.


There's still time to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT for this important research.