A note from the PCS Committee:
Due to the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, including its spread and containment, we are cancelling the race on Saturday, June 27th and not looking to reschedule at the Boathouse this year. We understand this is disappointing to many who look forward to the event, and promise a spectacular return as soon as possible. The health and safety of our supporters and sarcoma warriors will always be our top priority
It seems like lately everything has come to a stop. Unfortunately, cancer didn't get that message. Sarcoma hasn't stopped. Research hasn't stopped. WE won't stop until we find a cure!
We are converting the 10th annual PCS 5K Run/Walk into a VIRTUAL Run/Walk/Whatever event on Saturday, July 18th at 10:00 am EDT.
How will this work? You can register to participate as an individual or join a team. We will send you a race packet via USPS containing the 2020 official PCS Bandana, featuring our logo and acknowledging our amazing sponsors. Join us via Facebook LIVE for an online presentation including the national anthem, a memorial ceremony and inspirational speeches from our sarcoma doctors and survivors.
Depending on the local, state and federal guidelines on July 18th, you may gather with your team or participate from your neighborhood or backyard. To participate you can walk, run, jump, skip, sleep, read, etc ---> whatever works best for you. Take a photo wearing your Bandana and post to social media with the hashtag #PghCureSarcoma. It's a simple way to support sarcoma research and promote sarcoma awareness!
The PCS Run/Walk/Whatever event is being organized independently by PCS under our recently granted 501c3 federal tax exempt status. Our goal is to raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research through the Hillman Cancer Center's Sarcoma Research Fund and other sarcoma research opportunities.
Often deemed the "Forgotten Cancer", sarcoma research is greatly underfunded due to its rarity. The success of this effort depends on contributions from both organizations and concerned individuals.
By participating in this fundraiser, you'll share your story with others while raising much needed funds for sarcoma research. We can still work TOGETHER to cure sarcoma - even when we are apart!
What you need to know:
Date: July 18, 2020 - 10:00 am EDT
Location: Wherever you are!
Registration fee: $25 through July 18, 2020. Must be registered by July 10, 2020 to receive official PCS Bandana in time for the event! Any team raising $250 by JUNE 18th will have their team logo printed on the Bandana.
Your fundraising goal: The sky is the limit!
One of the primary goals for Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma this year is to continue funding the tumor registry and tissue bank.
Did you know that one of the biggest challenges for researchers is access to sarcoma tissue for testing?
Several surgeons in Pittsburgh have been busy building one of the largest tissue banks in the country. And their effort is fueling research both nationally and internationally.
With your support we can keep the lights on in the lab!
When you choose to take part in the PCS Run/Walk/Whatever, you are choosing to join hundreds of others who want to make a difference for sarcoma patients and their families.
Since our inception in 2011, our annual race event has brought thousands of participants and volunteers together to promote sarcoma advocacy. This year PCS is closing in on $1.5 Million dollars donated to sarcoma research.
Due to its rarity, sarcoma research has been historically underfunded. As a 100% volunteer led organization, PCS is best suited to make sure your donation makes the greatest impact. With no overhead to consider, we are able to donate every dollar raised after race expenses.