KACF Rides in Cycle for Survival Again!
We are so happy to share that the The Kristen Ann Carr Fund will be riding as a team again for Cycle for Survival on February 21st at Equinox in Greenwich, CT. We have 16 people riding including Ilyse, Paul, and Courtney Lesser, James and Katie Dunning, Ryan and Lauren Fisher, and Tristine Skyler. Last year we raised over $10,000 and this year we are…Read More
How Rare is Liposarcoma?
The Globe and Mail covered a story recently on Mayor Rob Ford’s recent liposarcoma tumor diagnosis. The article takes a deeper dive into liposarcoma, using this graph to clarify just how rare liposarcoma is compare to various other types of cancers. Click HERE to read more.Read More
MSKCC Introduces Medical Oncologist William Tap
Click HERE to check out an article from MSKCC feat. Medical Oncologist William Tap. Dr. Tap discusses in depth, how he chose a career that provides cutting-edge treatments for people suffering with soft tissue sarcoma.Read More
2011 & 2014 New England Sarcoma Symposium Links
The New England Sarcoma Symposium is held every year in different locations around the New England area. It is an event for medical professionals to gather and discuss the latest advances in the field of surgical oncology. Some of the participants include KACF fellows, Steven C. Katz, Johnathan Lewis, and many more. Here are links to…Read More
Osteosarcoma survivor Danny Jacobs: A Knockout Inspiring Story
In May of 2011, Danny Jacobs was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, Doctors found a quarter-sized tumor, the size of a walnut, wrapped around his spine. The cancerous tumor damaged his nerves and caused partial paralysis in his legs. Doctors advised him to quit boxing, that the risk of injury would be too great. But Jacobs, who…Read More
KACF Supports the New England Oncology Symposium
The Kristen Ann Carr Fund has teamed up with the New England Oncology Symposium to fund travel, lodging, and registration fees for 24 Traveling Fellows from Surgical Oncology training programs across North America. The Traveling Fellows will have the chance to interact with and learn from leading sarcoma experts (Brennan, Lewis, Katz, Sicklick). This program…Read More
KACF teams up with SoxxyAir to create KACF Socks!
Our friend Sarah Stabile and SoxxyAir have launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo to promote a new line of compression socks that give back with a portion of the proceeds benefiting five different charities including KACF. Click HERE to check out their campaign to learn more about SoxxyAir and buy your own pair of…Read More
KACF at Cycle For Survival!
KACF was represented by a team led by Ilyse Lesser at the Cycle for Survival Fundraiser this past weekend! Together they raised over $7,800 for KACF programs at MSKCC! Take a look at the team here: http://bit.ly/1o3DCyYRead More
New Research Confirms Sarcoma as “The Forgotten Cancer”
According to this article from Canada Newswire, “New research commissioned by the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada confirms that sarcoma is the “forgotten cancer,” with only one third of Canadians knowing what the disease is and a quarter saying they’ve never heard of it. Further, only 17 per cent of Canadians correctly identified sarcoma as the…Read More
2013 Gala – What a Night to Remember!
We hope everyone in attendance had as great a night as we did. We want to thank everyone for all their hard work and contributions which made the night such a huge success! We loved everyone’s dedication to reaching our $1 million goal for this year, including Bruce Springsteen who spontaneously added a personal guitar…Read More