The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) was founded in 2002 to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. Originally, SFA turned to PBP with the hopes that we could continue to surpass their fundraising goals, expand the Sarcoma volunteer base and further raise awareness of SFA's mission. Their annual Stand Up to Sarcoma gala celebrates patients, survivors and those who have dedicated their livings to treating Sarcoma. This event is SFA's largest annual fundraiser that PBP has continued to expand over our 12 year partnership.
This past May, PBP was proud to work with SFA to host their 17th annual Stand Up to Sarcoma gala. SFA well surpassed their original goal of $550,000, raising over $750,000. At the event, we listened to inspirational words from Sarcoma survivor Amira Yunis, this year’s Vision of Hope honoree and our Nobility in Science honoree Dr. Patrick Boland of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Over 400 guests enjoyed the comic stylings of Mistress of Ceremonies, Judy Gold, and a performance from Evan Ruggiero and his band The S’Evan Legs. Ruggiero, a one-legged tap dancer and sarcoma survivor, has proved to the world that anything is possible!