The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research donates over $150,000 to Sarcoma Research

We are pleased to share that The PTF for Sarcoma Research was able to donate $115,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and $36,000 to Levine Cancer Institute to help fund clinical trials for sarcoma. With very little public funding, it is through private fundraising that so many advances are able to be made. We are very grateful to all the diligent volunteers and generous donors who made this possible.


Race Results are Now Available!

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We are so excited to share what a success the 2013 Sarcoma Stomp was! We had nearly 1,000 people come out to support sarcoma research, raising an astounting $158,000! We are so grateful to the many donors, volunteers, sponsors, and participants who made this possible! Funds raised will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte. We are thrilled to be working with both of these fantastic insititutions who are doing so much to improve, lengthen, and save the lives of sarcoma patients.




The 2012 Sarcoma Stomp

We are so proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Sarcoma Stomp was a huge success drawing just over 700 registrants! This would not have been possible without the volunteers, countless donors, sponsors, and of course our enthusiastic racers and walkers who came out that morning. We are incredibly grateful to you all for really making a difference for sarcoma research! On June 15th, we were able to present a check for $100,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to fund sarcoma clinical trials. To learn more about our Foundation, please visit:


Results are now available online.

Please click here for the 2012 results.    

Please click here for pictures from the 2012 Stomp.

These fabulous pictures are provided by Kate Weaver Photography and can be viewed on their website NO password and through Kate Weaver Portrait Photography Facebook page . The cost for a 5x7 is $10 and all profits will be donated to The Paula Takcs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. When making your order, please provide the picture # which is located  at the bottom of the picture (on website only) to place an order.    Participants can send their order to my email: and mail their check (made out to Kate Weaver Portrait Photography) to 3945 Huckleberry Road Charlotte 28210.  Please provide your name, mailing address, picture # and quantity for a complete order.                        

                                                         Proceeds to benefit:


Please enjoy this 93 second video highlighting the 2011 Stomp!

The 3rd annual fundraiser for The Paula Takacs Foundation will be The Sarcoma Stomp 5K Run, 3K Fun Run/Walk, and Kids' Dash. Proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Levine Cancer Institue. It will be held at the McAlpine Creek Greenway 5K course at 8711 Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC at 9:00 am. The 3K Fun Walk begins at 9:05 am; the Kids' Dash starts at 9:45 am. We hope that you will come out and "Go the distance" for Sarcoma Research! In 2012, over 700 were in attendance for the race, which resulted a $100,000 gift to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for sarcoma research.

The cross country course is best described as mostly flat with a hardpack/gravel surface, and is widely considered to be among the most scenic and fastest 5K courses in the Southeast!

Can't participate in the 5K Run or 3K Fun Walk but would still like to come out and support the event? Register now for the Cheering Crew and receive a Sarcoma Stomp 2013 tee shirt that you can wear while making some noise for the on-course participants!

5K Run and 3K Fun Walk participants may register as a team and show how far their group is committed to Going The Distance For A Cure! Special recognition will be made during the awards ceremony for the 5K Run and 3K Fun Walk teams with the most participants!

Kids aged 11 and under who register for the 5K Run or 3K Fun Walk may participate in the Kids' Dash at no additional charge. Just be sure to complete the earlier event and be ready to go for the 9:45am start.



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