Past Events - Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation

Past Events

DTRF’s Best of Broadway Event

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Location: Crowne Plaza We were pleased to host our Best of Broadway event at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, NY on June 4th. Performers Barbra Russell, Ron Sharpe, along with 3 other amazing performers took the stage and captivated our audience with pieces straight from Broadway. Special thank you to the donors and attendees who…

Spring into Summer Festival on June 13, 2015

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The Spring into Summer Rock Festival took place Tubby's Nightclub in Duncannon, PA, in support of DTRF. It ran from 2pm- 2am, with a full roster of bands playing cover and original material. Lots of rock for a great cause! Great event!  

Third Annual Desmoid Dash on September 19, 2015

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Over 300 runners and walkers attended the Desmoid Dash this year in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis! This special event is held in honor of Matt Zechmann, but this year, he welcomed approximately 15 other survivors from the area to rally their teams! Thank you to the Zechmann family, the race planning committee,…

A Celebration of Hope 

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The Wilmarth and Gallagher families have got a big surprise for the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds in Pleasant Unity, PA on May 21st! This fun- filled day will include crafters, vendors, kids' activities, door prizes and raffles! Please visit: for more information and updates on the event.  

DTRF Golf Outing

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DTRF hosted over 135 golfers and over 170 dinner attendees at the beautiful Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, NY, on Monday, June 13th.  Attendees enjoyed the spectacular setting along with dinner on Tuxedo Lake. All funds will be donated to desmoid tumor research, and DTRF thanks the volunteer committee who worked countless hours to help organize this special event.…

Tucking for Tumors on September 13, 2015

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Special thanks to Kelly Mercier who organized Tucking for Tumors on behalf of her survivor son who is 9 years old. This event raised over $1500 on behalf of the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation and took place at Pure Barre in Cary, North Carolina. We are so grateful for their support!  

Sophie’s Walk for Reed on August 30, 2015

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Sophie hosted her 4th Annual Walk for Reed in honor of her father, Reed, who lost his battle against an abdominal desmoid in April 2010. This year, her walk took place on August 30th in Mission Hills, Kansas. Special thanks to Sophie for fundraising over $7,000 and donating these funds to DTRF! Take a look…

Summer Market in the Swiss Alps on June 21, 2015

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Special thanks to the Barrell family for holding a summer market on behalf of DTRF!  

Seventh Annual Lap4Life on June 20, 2015

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Dr. Angelo Casabianca passed away due to complications with desmoid tumors, but his friends an family have found an amazing way to memorialize him. Congratulations to the Casabianca and Reade families for hosting another successful Lap4Life event!  

Used Clothing Drive & Chicken Dinner on June 13 & 14, 2015

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Austin's Fibromatosis Research Foundation (AFRF) held their annual clothing drive and chicken dinner this year to benefit DTRF! We are so grateful for their ongoing support, and we congratulate them on another successful event!