June 16, 2013
Rock 2 Rock is a challenging and fun 22-mile course from the Isthmus on Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. The race, started many years ago by Joe Bark, famed paddleboard shaper, continues under the leadership of George Loren. It is a qualifier for the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon. You can race solo or in a team, traditional or stand-up. Awesome goody bags, pre- and post-race meals, a great finish line venue and the much-anticipated Ocean of Hope raffle of a Bark board — all good reasons to attend! $5 from every competitor’s race fee will be donated to the Alliance.
June 5, 2013 – June 7, 2013
AOSW is an international nonprofit “dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families.”
June 1, 2013
Waterman’s Applied Science sponsors Paddle for Humanity, with races across the U.S. http://paddleforhumanity.org/ The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of its charity partners. At each race, we can distribute information and sell gear. If paddlers designate us as their favorite charity, we will get 20 percent of their registration fee. Net proceeds from the events also will be divided among the charity partners.
The results of the races will be applied to World Paddle Association (WPA) rankings. But there also will be an event for anyone who wants to try paddleboarding. Read more on the Deerfield Beach event. In addition to paddleboarders who will register for us, the Alliance is looking for volunteers who will staff a table there and at the other events. We want to inform the public and make a welcoming space for anyone whose life has been affected by sarcoma. Read more on our blog.
May 31, 2013 – June 4, 2013
ASCO‘s annual meeting draws thousands of oncologists from around the world. Arthur Beckert, executive director of the Alliance, will staff an informational booth in the exhibit hall, along with our sister organization, the Sarcoma Foundation of America. He will attend presentations on sarcoma to learn about the latest research and treatments and discuss sarcoma advocacy with representatives of other nonprofits. ASCO’s website has links to previous presentations on sarcoma, for those who would like to learn more.
SARC, a nonprofit consortium of sarcoma physicians who conduct collaborative clinical trials, holds a biannual meeting at ASCO and CTOS each year. Arthur Beckert, executive director of the Alliance, attends to hear the latest on clinical trials and other sarcoma research. SARC’s website also has much useful information. By the way, some people confuse our nonprofit with SARC.
March 23, 2013
Celebrate our Ocean of Hope team, with food and drink from the Kona Brewing Company. “Decade of Dominance,” a film about champion paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell, will be shown.
All proceeds will go to Hand in Hand: the Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund, which gives grants to help cover the costs of getting a second opinion.
Ocean of Hope (O2H) is the Alliance’s largest fundraiser and consists of a series of paddleboard and outrigger-canoe races. http://o2handthepoweroftheocean3.eventbrite.com/?ref=etckt
March 9, 2013
Have a fun-filled evening at the Granada Bowl in Livermore, Calif., in celebration of the memory of Marsha Bowles and for the benefit of the Sarcoma Alliance. The evening will begin with a dessert extravaganza 6-7 p.m., followed by two hours of bowling and a special auction. The cost is $12 per person. For more information or reservations, call Margaret Barrow at (925) 784-6577.
March 9, 2013 – March 12, 2013
Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD, the newest member of the Sarcoma Alliance board, will represent the Alliance at the SGO meeting. The Alliance has had a representative at this annual meeting since 2006. https://www.sgo.org/education/annual-meeting-on-womens-cancer/