Stomp Out Sarcoma Walk

Dr. Gerald Deas | 7/14/2016, 12:16 p.m.
More than 100 cancer patients, survivors and their families, along with staff from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and community ...

More than 100 cancer patients, survivors and their families, along with staff from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and community members, gathered Saturday, July 9 to raise awareness and research funds at the 11th annual Stomp Out Sarcoma Walk in Van Cortlandt Park. This event is held as part of Sarcoma Awareness Month in July and is led by Richard Gorlick, M.D., chief of the division of pediatric hematology, oncology and marrow and blood cell transplantation at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He is also a sarcoma cancer survivor. Sarcomas are cancers that attack bone and soft tissue in the arms or legs, and approximately 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sarcoma each year. The goal of the walk is to educate people about sarcoma, a cancer that is not widely known, and to inspire those affected by the condition.