The Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation accepts both check and credit card donations. Donations made by check may be mailed to 2726 Bissonnet Street, Suite 240-314, Houston, Texas 77005. Donations made by credit card may be made through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button below. Arrangements to make a credit card donation by phone (VISA, MC, or AMEX) may also be made by contacting ASCF at 713.256.4250.
Also, please be sure to check with your employer to see if they sponsor a matching contributions program. Many companies will match the non-profit donations of their employees. Again, our deepest thanks.
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GREAT NEWS! Attendees of the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation's 2013 Catwalk for a Cure awareness event and gala received the favor of all party favors, compliments of brilliant and generous designer Elie Tahari. Now, thanks to the munificent Mr. Tahari, ASCF supporters will have another opportunity to score the raved-about Savannah fold-over leather and/or suede clutch. For a limited time only, ASCF will provide a Savannah clutch as a "thank you" with a minimum donation of $250. See the variety of colors currently available and make your donation today, while supplies last.
MEMORIALS FOR MELVIN "HANK" AUTRY
The Melvin "Hank" Autry family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation be considered in the name of their beloved husband, father, uncle and friend. After a prolonged battle against cancer fought bravely "away from home", the family has requested that funds support the organization's temporary short-term housing for out-of-town patients and families seeking cancer treatment in the Texas Medical Center. To contribute, please send your checks made out to the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation to:
2726 Bissonnet Street Suite 240-314
Houston TX 77005
The memo line on the check should read "Melvin Hank Autry" to ensure the family receives notification of the contribution. Credit card donations may be made via PayPal using the DONATE button at the top of this page. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to complete your donation. Simply enter your donation amount and click on the link "Continue" at the bottom left of the PayPal screen.
MAXIE McFARLAND MEMORIAL FUND
At the request of the McFarland family, the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation has established the Maxie McFarland Memorial Fund. A retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, Maxie McFarland waged war against chrondosarcoma using the same determination and analytical precision he successfully employed in military operations. Despite the Colonel having “received new orders” in November 2013, his commitment to Operation BMC (Beat Maxie’s Cancer) continues through the establishment of the Maxie McFarland Memorial Fund. Per the family’s request, funds raised will support both sarcoma research as well as temporary short-term housing for out-of-town patients and families seeking treatment in the Texas Medical Center. To contribute, please send your checks made out to the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation to:
2726 Bissonnet Street Suite 240-314
Houston TX 77005
Memo line should read Maxie McFarland to ensure the family receives notification of the contribution. Credit card donations may be made via PayPal using the DONATE button at the top of this page. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to complete your donation. Simply enter your donation amount and click on the link "Continue" at the bottom left of the PayPal screen.
Where Do Your Donations Go?
Since its inception, the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation has provided direct support, temporary housing and information to thousands of patients across the United States while also increasing our community's awareness of the disease and the needs of those affected by it.
In addition to its own programs, ASCF has provided grant funding to the following organizations following a peer reviewed application process.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), Sarcoma Center
Patients at M. D. Anderson's Sarcoma Center have a five-year survival rate well above the national average, and an outstanding 80% rate for classical osteosarcoma. The center diagnoses, treats and manages sarcomas of the soft tissue and bone, using the latest technology available. Funds from ASCF's Physician Scientist Program provided to young researchers at MDACC have made a significant contribution toward improving the scientific understanding and development of new treatment modalities for Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and rhabdomyosarcomas. Even more, support from ASCF has been instrumental in helping these young researchers to secure additional research funding for sarcoma. “ The support of the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation helped me get a $700,000 NIH grant for sarcoma research. You have my sincerest thanks,” said Dr. Jonathon C. Trent, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology and just one of ASCF's many grant recipients at MDACC.
MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital
Pediatric sarcoma specialists at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital provide treatments to and develop novel therapies for children and adolescents diagnosed with sarcoma cancers. Under the leadership of Dr. Eugenie Kleinerman, MD Anderson's Children's Hospital has not only worked to identify new therapies for the treatment of sarcoma cancers but also new delivery vehicles that facilitate getting treatments to the right places with relative ease. In fact, the aeresol therapies developed at Anderson's Children's Hospital are now becoming a standard of care for certain pediatric sarcoma patients with lung metastasis. Past grant recipients at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital include Dr. Nadia Koshkina and Dr. Andrea Hayes Jordan.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
ACOR is a cancer information system that offers access to almost 200 electronic mailing lists and a variety of unique websites. The mailing lists are designed to be public online support groups providing information and community to tens of thousands of patients, caregivers, and people looking for answers about cancer, including those affected by sarcoma. In support of our mission which includes offering tangible support and education to patients and caregivers, ASCF funds have been earmarked to ensure that sarcoma-specific lists and resources provided by ACOR to patients and caregivers continue.
Texas Children's Cancer Center (TCCC)
The Texas Children's Cancer Center is world renowned for its work in pediatric cancer and hematology disorders offering innovative therapies for all forms of childhood cancer including some sarcomas. Under the leadership of its Director, Dr. David Poplack, the Cancer Center works to improve patient outcomes for those affected by the disease while meeting children's other unique needs in a child-friendly setting. Past TCCC grant recipients include Dr. Lisa Wang, Dr. Jason Yustein, Dr. Tsz-Kwong ("Chris") Man, and Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Sarcoma Treatment Center
The Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute has dedicated specialty expertise in the pathologic and radiologic assessment of sarcoma, the application of novel soft-tissue and bone reconstructive techniques permitting limb salvage, and access to the most promising new therapies for these malignancies. They are dedicated to identifying and developing cutting edge treatment strategies for both soft tissue and bone malignancies. Past ASCF funds have been earmarked for gastrointestinal stromal tumor research conducted under the supervision of Dr. George Demetri, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio -- Cancer Therapy and Research Center (UTHCSSA - CTRC)
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is nationally recognized institute of health science education and research. In December 2007, its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Cancer Therapy and Researh Center (CTRC) officially became the hallmark of UTHSCSA's growing enterprise with is mission to promote interdisciplinary research in cancer related areas of basic science, clinical research, and cancer prevention and control, and to foster the application of the results of that research in the community.
The CTRC's Institute for Drug Development (IDD) has long been internationally recognized for its work in conducting clinical research studies. In fact, fifteen of the cancer drugs most recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration underwent development and/or testing at the IDD in San Antonio. As such, ASCF is optimistic that the CTRC's growing sarcoma center will benefit from some of the organization's past success in developing new approved therapies for other forms of cancer.
Under the direction of Dr. Charles Keller, past ASCF funds have been earmarked for Platelet-derived growth factor receptor A research in Rhabdomyosarcoma (a form of sarcoma that arises in pediatric patients).
Georgetown University Medical Center -- Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Using molecular and cell-based models, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have refined the picture of how a cancer-promoting protein associated with Ewing’s sarcoma functions. In the process, they have hit upon a possible strategy for treatment of this form of sarcoma, which although rare is highly malignant and most often strikes teens and young adults. Dr. Jeffery Toretsky, ASCF grant reciptient and associate professor in the Departments of Oncology and Pediatrics at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown has been at the center of this groundbreaking research and continues to commit his time and resources toward finding treatments that work for Ewing's and other sarcoma patients.
Georgetown University Medical Center has as its mission to seek to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. As one of only 39 designated NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country and the only one in our nation's capital, its internationally-renowned clinical team offers the latest treatments for virtually every type of cancer, with a particular emphasis in solid tumors as well as both adult and pediatric hematologic cancer.
Donations of goods and services can be extremely valuable to ASCF. If you would like to make a donation of goods and/or services to ASCF, please submit a completed In-kind Donation Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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