SFA Spotlight - March 2016
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SFA's Look Back at
Rare Disease Day
Sarcoma Foundation of America Chief Executive Officer Bert Thomas, IV, PhD, takes a look back at Rare Disease Day 2016.

 


Please join us for the Celebration of Life in New York City!

It's that time again--time for our 14th annual Celebration of Life event in New York.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 12.

Sponsorships and tickets are available for this signature event.  Don't miss out!

Honorees for this year's celebration include:
John H. Healey, MD, FACS, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jody Pollack Roth, RN, MPH, OCN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Nathan Greenberg
Bonnie Newman-Myers
Dennis Wai
Mike Westhoff
Jonathan K. Yip

This year's event is co-chaired by Daniel E. Rosenthal and SFA Board Members Amira Yunis and Michael Lewis.


Bert E. Thomas_ IV_  Ph.D_ MBA_ Chief Executive Officer_ Sarcoma Foundation of America
SFA's Bert Thomas to Speak in Wisconsin

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network will host their annual educational event
for patients and families living with sarcoma on Saturday, April 23 in Milwaukee, WI.   The event will be held at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Welcome Center from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Adult and pediatric health care professionals will discuss the latest sarcoma care and research.
 
This event will include a round table discussion on patient advocacy and awareness featuring Bert Thomas, IV, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the
Sarcoma Foundation of America. 

For more information, contact Tracy Erlitz, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network, at (414) 805-6001 or Amy Newman, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, at (414) 266-6931.

Registration is required. Call (414) 805-3666 or toll-free (800) 272-3666.

Register Now for Childhood Cancer Action Days 

You're invited to join the Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This two-day event in Washington brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.


Michele Levy, CFRE, Development Director at Sarcoma Foundation of America
Michele Levy Joins SFA as Development Director
          
Michele Levy has joined the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) team as Director of Development.  In her new role at SFA, she will work to bring greater awareness to sarcoma and build relationships for increased funding for research and advocacy efforts.  Already she has begun work on a number of initiatives to enhance fundraising activities and has been working with supporters throughout the country.
 
"I'm honored to be a part of such a worthy cause. I work in honor of every sarcoma survivor and sarcoma warrior and the people who care about them personally or professionally. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you in how together we can help find the cure," Ms. Levy said.

Ms. Levy is experienced in working and volunteering with both local and national nonprofits, most recently supporting over 80 affiliates and a national office's individual giving efforts.  She holds her MPA in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University and graduated as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow from Elon University.  Since 2010, Ms. Levy has held the internationally recognized Certified Fund Raising Executive(CFRE) credential.
 

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Upcoming Events

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2016 will be a year filled with events and we hope to see you at an event soon.

Interested in getting involved? Please let us know.


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