The Wendy Walk
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is pleased to partner with the Wendy Walk to fund cutting-edge liposarcoma research.
The Wendy Walk was formed by the children of Wendy Landes, Matt, Ali and Jackie, to support her when she was diagnosed with liposarcoma three years ago. Since Wendy's diagnosis, she has undergone several surgeries and numerous aggressive chemotherapy protocols in an attempt to halt the progression of the disease.
In 2010, family and friends of Wendy participated in the first annual Wendy Walk. In just three years, the Wendy Walk has raised more than $1 million and has funded two international collaborative research studies on liposarcoma. The Wendy Walk and its related events in Los Angeles, New York and Miami provide an opportunity to make a difference for thousands of people dealing with liposarcoma around the world.
Learn About the Cause: Liposarcoma Research
Liposarcoma is a cancer that develops in fat tissue. It is most often found in the abdominal cavity or the extremities, but it can develop anywhere in the body. The exact cause of liposarcoma is not entirely understood; however, studies have indicated that genetic alterations may play a role. To date, the disease can be treated but not cured.
Because of the rarity of this cancer, the cure depends solely on new research. Sarcoma researchers must rely primarily on private funding, because government funds are used for more well-known cancers.
About the Initiative
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative works to award sarcoma research grants to expert investigators around the world. The Initiative maintains an extremely low overhead of 2-3% per year. Thus, 97-98% of donations received by the Initiative go directly to support sarcoma research. The Initiative is committed to the wise use of donations.