March 3, 2013
What started as a friendly competition between two lifeguards in the cold waters off Cabrillo Beach has turned into a yearly race that brings paddleboards, SUPs, outrigger canoes, kayaks and surf skis together to compete in a 4-mile course around the breakwall. The event is free, but parking is $7. Ocean of Hope team members will have a table at registration where you can buy T-shirts, gear and raffle tickets for a San Pedro Surf and Sport surfboard or a Joe Bark paddleboard. All proceeds will go to Hand in Hand: The Suzanne Renée Leider Memorial Assistance Fund, which helps sarcoma patients get a second opinion from an expert.
Volunteers will start setting up the table at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be food and drink before the race as well as afterward at a reception between 10-11 a.m. The winner of the surfboard will be announced; the paddleboards will be awarded later in the season.
October 20, 2012
If you missed Cupid’s Cure in 2011, you won’t want to miss Casper’s Cure in 2012. This special evening organized by Christina Moore in honor of her aunt and sarcoma survivor Josephine Schiavo. The event will be at Sirico’s at 13th Avenue and 81st Street in Brooklyn New York, The cost is $75/per person and includes wine and beer, dinner, dancing and lots of exciting raffles, baskets, and 50/50. Children under 10 are $40.00. Please wear Orange, Black, Purple or White. If you would like to be sent a formal invite send an email to email@example.com.
October 5, 2012
This year marks the sixth year of Putts for Ped a golf outing in memory of Michael John Pedrick for the benefit of the Sarcoma Alliance. Since its inception in 2007, Putts for Ped has raised almost $62,000 for the Sarcoma Alliance. It is a fun filled day beginning with registration 11:00-12:30 AM. Golf begins at 1:00 PM and is followed by a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and raffle. The cost is $100 for a round of golf and dinner; dinner only $25. For more information download the flyer.
September 23, 2012
At the age of 24 Bob Ferretti fell victim to the deadly disease of leiomyosarcoma on September 21st, 2005. The walk is in memory of Bob and dedicated to fighting the battle against this rare form of cancer. For this years’ flyer click here. For detail visit: http://sarcomawalk.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sarcomawalk
September 20, 2012 – September 22, 2012
The nonprofit MSTS holds its annual meeting for those in the field of orthopedic oncology, many of whom see sarcoma patients. Alliance board member Suzie Siegel will attend.
September 8, 2012
First held in 1959, the Catalina Crossing is the ultimate outrigger-canoe race in California. Teams from all over the state, plus Canada, Hawaii, Guam and Japan, come to compete in the two-day event. Women, junior and coed teams race from Newport Beach to Avalon on Saturday, and men and master coed teams race back on Sunday. Ocean of Hope team members from Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club raise money through their own fundraising pages each year. Click on the link below to meet the team and to donate. http://www.socaloutrigger.org/champs/ http://www.lanakilaocc.com/Sponsors.html
July 22, 2012
This day-long expo, sponsored by the Sarcoma Alliance, will offer support and information to those interested in cancer and other related diseases.
More than 30 health-care providers, researchers, advocates, and community members and organizations will speak on recovery, survival and healing. You can watch demonstrations, ask questions and purchase products. To register, go to http://www.meetup.com/survivorshipexpo/events/65652052
June 17, 2012
Celebrate — or recover from — Father’s Day with live music to raise money for the Sarcoma Alliance. The acclaimed Jazz Combo of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas will perform first, followed by the rock band, Merry and the Mood Swings, a 2010 Grammy contender.
The $30 tickets can be bought on our donate page; please put “Dallas” in the comment section for PayPal. Checks also can be made out to the Sarcoma Alliance, with “Dallas” in the note section, and given to one of the organizers or mailed to Sarcoma Alliance, 775 East Blithedale #334, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Sarcoma survivors who cannot afford to attend should contact us. We want you to join us!
In addition to delicious food and drink, people can donate $10 for 2 tickets for beer or wine. A silent auction will feature jewelry; vintage women’s clothes from the ’60s; and more. We would be grateful to anyone who could donate food, drink or items for our silent auction. We also would welcome any volunteers for set up/clean up. Swing into summer with us!
June 2, 2012
Hennessey’s Taverns of California hosts Hennessey’s SUP & Paddleboard Racing Series. This event will have a pro course of 6, 8 or 9 miles, depending on the board class, plus a 4-mile fun course. Many Ocean of Hope team members will compete.
The race will start and finish adjacent to the Doheny Main Lifeguard Tower. Courses will be set using GPS and may change based on prevailing weather conditions. Elite races are anticipated to be beach start and beach finish, but may change per surf and tide conditions. Recreational races are anticipated to be water start and beach finish, but may change per surf and tide conditions.
April 28, 2012
In 2012 Waterman’s Applied Science is sponsoring four races throughout the United States for the paddleboard community and at each venue is partnering with a few select non profits to spread their message and to help them raise funds. The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of the charities at their Dana Point race. To learn more about this wonderful event visit – http://paddleforhumanity.org/