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GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF JOAN HOLMAN

September 29, 2009
On June 15 of this year our friend and golfing buddy passed away from a desmoid tumor.  Joan had golfed several years with a group of ladies every Tuesday morning during the summer months.  This group has grown over the years and Joan was always present with a friendly smile and words of encouragement for…

RUNNING A HALF MARATHON FOR DTRF

September 20, 2009
In December 2008, 26 year old, Sera Snyder was diagnosed with an abdominal desmoid tumor.  After surgery to remove the desmoid with margins, one of Sera’s main goals in recovery was to run a half marathon and raise money to support the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. After months of difficult recovery, Sera reached her goal…

WOMEN'S SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE

August 28, 2009
Left is Sheila Kaufer, a member of the Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice.  The Club made a $250 donation to the DTRF for the second year in a row.  At right is her daughter, Cindy Kaufer, who has had an intrabdominal desmoid tumor that was diagnosed 3 years ago.  Cindy is a patient of Dr.…

DTRF 5K RUN RAISED OVER $14000

August 16, 2009
Dana and I felt the need to do something to make a difference and we joined efforts to do the First Annual 5K Run/Walk.  We decided on making this a tradition and doing it once a year.  Both of us work a tremendous amount and undergo treatment so this was not easy, but it was…

THE ROCKIN' FUNDRAISER FOR DTRF

June 6, 2009
The Rockin’ fundraiser for DTRF on June 6th in Basking Ridge, New Jersey was a tremendous success with checks made out to DTRF totaling $9,810.00. This money was raised thanks to 6 families who worked endlessly to plan this wonderful evening in less than 6 weeks. Thanks to Charles and Lisa Gatto, Greg and Jill…

SUCCESSFUL LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

December 23, 2007
I have been a desmoid patient for 25 years and have had two tumors. I have had two inpatient and dozens of outpatient surgeries, 6 weeks of radiation, three months of chemotherapy and a year and a half of potent anti-inflammatory treatment all told. I have not had any luck in treating the current inoperable…

JULY 2007 PHOTO EXHIBIT AND FUNDRAISER

July 15, 2007
The first public exhibit of photography by h. Ford Pierson was held in Carmel Valley, California, on Sunday, July 15, 2007.  Created as a fundraiser for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, the presentation was held on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at the prestigious Bernardus Lodge on the Central Coast of California.  About 100 people stopped…
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