Saturday, August 9, 2008

Johns Hopkins Team Sarcoma 2008

Early last month, more than 8,000 people worldwide participated in Team Sarcoma 2008, an international event designed to raise sarcoma awareness. Johns Hopkins had an event that we called All Wheels Welcome, to encourage participation whether you ride a bike, rollerblade, or have a wheelchair. This was the first year that Johns Hopkins hosted an event, and we had a great time!

Our group met on the morning of July 12 at a local mall, and we wheeled down the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. My colleagues Dr. Kristy Weber (orthopedics) and Dr. Katie Thornton (medical oncology) were there, along with 50 participants.

Dr. Weber and I

We had young people as well as adults. We had bicycles and rollerblades and walkers.

Our research nurse, Margaret Fogle, did a great job marking the trail with both instructions and inspirational messages.

All of the participants left with a smile and a Sarcoma Knows No Borders bracelet.

Everyone is eager for an even bigger event next year!


rlbates said...

Dr David, love the pictures. Glad you had a good turnout and good weather.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for being a part of this! It looks like you had a great time. Somehow in the midst of all this Team Sarcoma stuff I ended up as the infrastructure coordinator for the global effort. Or something like that. :-) Word on the street is that nearly every team is hoping to be bigger and better next year, so we should reach 10,000 participants easily?!? I'm also hoping that more people in the media will recognize what we're doing. We'll be working hard all year to make it happen in 2009!

Elizabeth Munroz said...

I'm so glad you shared the pictures. I couldn't attend this year, and have been hungry for more pix. It feels so good to know that sarcoma awareness is growing!!!