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Race to Cure Sarcoma™ Philadelphia 5K

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ORGANIZATION: Sarcoma Foundation of America

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 36 people are interested
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The Race to Cure Sarcoma (RTCS) is the premier 5K Run/Walk series in the United States, focused on raising awareness and important research funds for sarcoma. Sarcoma is a rare cancer found in adults and nearly 20% of all childhood cancers. Through the Race to Cure Sarcoma events, sarcoma patients, survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and people who have lost a loved one, all come together as a community to support innovative research for better treatments and an end to sarcoma.

Join our movement to help people impacted by sarcoma. Sign up as a volunteer to support the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), in one of the following key areas:

  • Registration:  Greet participants as they arrive at the registration tent. Assist with distribution of the race bibs and handing out t-shirts to pre-registered participants.
  • Course Marshals: Assist with directing participants. Volunteers are positioned along the course to provide safety for the runners/walkers from automobiles, bikes, and other participants.
  • Finish Line: Cheer and encourage participants as they cross the finish line. Hand out finisher medals to participants.
  • Water Stations:  Set up water station tables. Hand out water to participants along the course and at the finish line.
  • SFA Tent : Pass out information on the Sarcoma Foundation. Manage giveaway items for participants.
  • Set-Up and Tear Down:  Assist SFA staff with setting up registration, booths, etc., including cleaning up the event area, removing trash, and packing up supplies.

Requirements :

  • Must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Able to lift 10-25 lbs. and stand for 3-4 hours at a time.
  • Commit to a volunteer shift of 4 hours.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are very important to our organization, and we hope you will join us! Volunteering your time or energy can have amazing benefits:

  • Volunteering gives you the chance to meet new people.
  • Volunteering with family members or friends can also provide an opportunity to spend meaningful time with those people.
  • Volunteering can provide an increased sense of purpose as well as accomplishment.

As a volunteer, you will also receive the following:

  • Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Volunteer Swag Bag
  • Credit for volunteer hours (if needed)
  • An opportunity to connect with people in your local community and learn more about the Sarcoma Foundation of America!

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About Sarcoma Foundation of America

Location:

9899 MAIN ST STE 204, DAMASCUS, MD 20872, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma researchers and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients.

Description

Our goal is to find the cure in our time. We do this by:

  • Funding translational research grants that will lead to new sarcoma therapies.
  • Advocating for increased government funding against sarcoma.
  • Creating alliances with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to rapidly develop new and better sarcoma treatments.
  • Increasing public awareness regarding early detection of sarcoma.
  • Educating sarcoma patients regarding access to optimal sarcoma care.
  • Advocating for early access by sarcoma patients to promising agents developed for other cancer types.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

Sat Sep 14, 2024
06:30 AM - 10:30 AM

WHERE

Fairmount ParkE Memorial Hall DrivePhiladelphia, PA 19104

(39.95836,-75.1954)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15 years of age. Able to lift 10-25 lbs. and stand for 3-4 hours at a time.

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