Upcoming Events - Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation

Upcoming Events

DFC- Desmoid Tumour Foundation of Canada's "Play It Forward For A Cure"

April 30, 2020
Location: Toronto, Canada Desmoid Tumour Foundation of Canada (DFC) will be hosting hosting their 4th annual fundraising event, “Play It Forward for a cure,” in Toronto on April 30th!   Once again, this year will feature a live and silent auction and delicious food. Musical performances by Karen LeBlanc as Tina Turner! Karen is a…

2020 Lap4Life in Newburgh, NY

June 20, 2020
Location: Newburgh, NY Join DTRF, the Casabianca & Reade families, along with the entire community of Newburgh, NY for the 12th annual Lap4Life at Chadwick Lake Park, 1702 Route 300, Newburgh, NY. This community event includes a 4 Mile Walk / 4 Mile Run / ¼ mile Kids Fun-Run and was created in memory of…

Granfondo Axel Merckx in honor of Athina Merckx and DFC

July 15, 2020
Location: Okanagan, Canada Earlier this year, Athina Merckx was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor. She had surgery on her right knee in April to remove it and after having some challenges in her rehabilitation is now facing a recurrence. She will be doing chemotherapy for over the next two years.  Granfondo Axel Merckx will match…

2020 Annual Patient Meeting & Running for Answers 5K

September 26, 2020
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
The DTRF Patient Meeting and Running For Answers 5K Run/ Walk and Kids’ Fun Run occur annually in the fall. Running for Answers, founded in 2009, is the annual DTRF signature fundraising event. Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 4th Sunday in September, this special event takes place the day following our annual Patient Meeting.…

2020 Swing for a Cure - St. Louis

September 28, 2020
St. Louis, MO
Katie and Jason met the most beautiful angel on September 7th, 2017… their daughter Emma Rose. Hours before Emma’s arrival, they found out that Jason had a very large tumor in his abdomen.  The morning after Emma was born, Jason underwent a biopsy and after many tests discovered that he had desmoid tumors. It’s been…