Sarcoma Awareness and Events

 SUMMER 2015

Join Team Sarcoma for the annual 5K Run/Walk event to support sarcoma awareness!

Please save the date for:

Saturday, July 11th, 9:00am
Saratoga Spa State Park – Warming Hut
Register at


Sarcoma awareness goals for 2015 include enhancing multidisciplinary services for pediatric sarcoma care at Albany Med, connecting with more sarcoma families with each other, enhance participation in the Team Sarcoma 5K event, and improve community awareness. You can also learn about general sarcoma facts and helpful resources in the Spring 2015 Sarcoma Awareness Newsletter.

FALL 2014 is an educational resource for patients and families, serving as a connecting force for those dealing with sarcoma. The blog is a great source to share knowledge, inspiration, hope and support for the Team Sarcoma Community.


July 12th, 2014
4th Annual Sarcoma Awareness Event

The regions first 5k run/walk for Sarcoma Awareness was held at the Saratoga State Park on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in recognition of the 4th Annual Sarcoma Awareness Day.

More than 300 people participated in the run/walk event and over $12,000 was raised for sarcoma research. All funds were donated to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative.

Team Sarcoma also invites you to save the date for:

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Team Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk
Celebration and picnic will follow race.

Details to follow.

You can learn more from the
Summer 2014 Sarcoma Awareness Newsletter


Team Sarcoma has exicing goals to meet in 2014, including organizing the regions first 5k run/walk for Sarcoma Awareness. Other goals include raising community awareness through varius forms of media and a sarcoma awareness blog.

We also invite you to save the date for the 4th Annual Sarcoma Awareness Day on July 12th, 2014.

You can learn more in the
Spring 2014 Sarcoma Newsletter.


July 13th, 2013
3rd Annual Sarcoma Awareness Event

The 3rd Annual Sarcoma Awareness Event that took place on Saturday July 13th, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Herberts at Birch Hill was another great success. To learn more about this event, please view the flyer.

Additional information is also available in the Summer 2013 Sarcoma Awareness Newsletter .

August 2013

Run. Give. Inspire. The Miles  2 Give cross country trek has been completed. The team, which included John McKay, Landon Cooper, and Ryan Priest, raised over $100,000 for sarcoma research while they ran 3,000 miles from February 14th, 2013 through July 20, 2013.

Please view the material in the following links to hear audio about the Miles 2 Give founder, Landon Cooper, and to read news releases about the journey:

Audio Information (files will open with your default audio player)

News Releases


May 2013

Dr. Matthew DiCaprio, Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Albany Medical Center, joined ultra-runner Landon Cooper in his quest to raise $300,000 for sarcoma cancer research by running from the west coast to the east coast of the United States in 150 days. Dr. DiCaprio joined Cooper’s team from May 10th through May 12th, running 46 miles over the two and a half day trek east of Denver, CO. As a whole, the team covered 113.2 miles.  
Dr. DiCaprio recounts his journey:

The trip was an experience of a lifetime with three genuine, compassionate,inspiring men who are doing great work day in and day out. They give so much hope and positive vibes to those who have been touched by sarcoma. Each day is dedicated to individuals and the families affected by sarcoma. We contact the families to offer our love and support before we run and paint the names of those we run for on our faces before the daily trek begins. Just an amazing journey across a beautiful country with so many stories.

Dr. DiCaprio and Cooper discussed the mission to raise awareness about sarcoma cancer in an interview with Channel 9 News in Colorado.

You can also learn about the story leading up to Dr. DiCaprio’s journey in the May 2013 issue of Albany Med Today.


To learn about the 2nd Annual Sarcoma Awareness Event, please click on the Winter 2012 Sarcoma Awareness Newsletter .