Get Moving, Get Educated, Strike Out Sarcoma (8.31.21 through 9.12.21)
** UPDATE SEPT. 16: Strike Out for Sarcoma raised more than $35,000 for DCI research into the disease
** UPDATE SEPT. 3: The Educational Symposium, referenced in an earlier edition of this post, has since been cancelled
The Duke Cancer Institute multidisciplinary Sarcoma Disease Group hosts it's 12th Annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk — virtual again this year — during the weekend of Sept. 11th and 12th.
Last year's Virtual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk raised more than $47,000 for sarcoma research. There were 23 teams and 192 participants.
This year, 9 teams have so far raised nearly $16,000.
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!
- Form your own team and encourage your friends and family to join you. Children and pets are welcome!
- Join an existing team
- On the weekend of September 11th and 12th 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.
- Donate to the cause
The Wanda's Warriors Strike Out for Sarcoma team — one of nine teams so far signed up for the event — is offering virtual fitness classes (via Zoom) all this week (through Sept. 3). Captained by certified fitness instructor Jordan Farrell, the team is hosting "Wanda's Warriors Week" to bring awareness to sarcoma.
Wanda's Warriors has been one of this event's largest teams in recent years. When Strike Out for Sarcoma was in person, Jordan would host the pre-run/walk Zumba warm ups and cool downs. When 2020 went virtual and again this year she linked up with other instructors and pivoted to fitness classes via Zoom.
All classes are free-of-charge, but donations will be accepted through the Strikeout for Sarcoma event website.
8.31.21 at 6:30 p.m.
HIITT featuring Shika
9.1.21 Wanda's Warriors
Wednesday 1-mile challenge
9.2.21 at 6:45 p.m.
Afrobeat MashUp featuring Cutina
9.3.21 at 6 p.m.
Yoga Stretch & Chat with Wanda
Zoom info for all classes:
Meeting ID: 565 764 3504
All for a Good Cause
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,000 people will have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma this year — about half of them children and teens. Most osteosarcomas occur in children, teens, and young adults between the ages of 10 and 30. Teens are the most commonly affected age group, but people of any age can develop osteosarcoma. Osteosarcomas account for around 2% of childhood cancers.