About the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative

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The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative was founded in 2003. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people dealing with sarcomas around the world. The Initiative increases public awareness of sarcoma, raises funds to award research grants, and provides support and timely information to sarcoma patients, their families, and medical professionals. These efforts are achieved through collaboration with numerous individuals and organizations that share a similar vision.

The Initiative's Volunteers

Our distinguished Medical Advisory and Editorial Board contribute expert articles and content for our website. The members of our Sarcoma Advocacy Advisory Committee, who have been affected by sarcoma themselves, share their insights and assist us with our initiatives.


Bruce Shriver, PhD
Beverly Shriver, RN

Medical Advisory and Editorial Board

Jean-Yves Blay, MD, PhD, Université Claude Bernard, France
Judith Bovée, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Edwin Choy, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, General Hospital of Treviso, Italy
Stefano Ferrari, MD, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Charles Forscher, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mark Gebhardt, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Richard Gorlick, MD, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Katherine Janeway, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Ian Judson, MD, The Royal Marsden, United Kingdom
Akira Kawai, MD, PhD, National Cancer Center Hospital (NCCH), Japan
Mary Louise Keohan, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Alexander Lazar, MD, PhD, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
David Loeb, MD, PhD, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Crystal Mackall, MD, National Cancer Institute
Igor Matushansky, MD, PhD, Novartis Corporation
Paul A. Meyers, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ola Myklebost, PhD, Norwegian Radium Hospital in Norway
Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
R. Lor Randall, MD, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Piotr Rutkowski, MD, PhD, Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center, Poland
Poul Sorensen, MD, PhD, BC Cancer Research Centre, Canada
David Thomas, MD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Margaret von Mehren, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Leonard Wexler, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Honorary Medical Advisory and Editorial Board

Laurence Baker, DO, Southwest Oncology Group and SARC
Murray Brennan, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ole Steen Nielsen, MD, University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark

Sarcoma Advocacy Advisory Committee

MiMi Olsson
Mary Sorens
Tom Swartz

The Initiative's Sponsors and Friends

We are grateful to the individuals, families and organizations that help us to achieve our goals of funding research and supporting the global sarcoma community.

Get Involved!

Get Involved in the Initiative!

Become a part of the Initiative for sarcoma awareness, support and research! The following are a few ways that you can contribute. Please contact us if you'd like to chat about them.

Submit Your Photograph

The Medical Team

We rely on members of the medical community to help us support patients and advance research. Please:

Tell your patients about SarcomaHelp.org.

Subscribe to ESUN.

Write or translate an ESUN article.

Apply for a research grant.

Contact us to talk about how we can work together.

In 2008, the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative started a project called "The Faces of Sarcoma." We wanted the disease to be known by more than numbers, characteristics, and treatment protocols. The Faces gallery now contains more than 600 photographs, and we feature links to the gallery throughout SarcomaHelp.org.

Share Your Journey

Your writing can reach thousands of people who are dealing with sarcomas. Whether you have been diagnosed or care about someone who has, we believe that your story can help others.

Creative Expression: We welcome e-mailed submissions in the form of essays, poetry, photographs, and visual arts. Many of these submissions are highlighted throughout our website.

Stories of Hope: If you have completed treatment, please consider sharing your story to encourage and strengthen others.

Tributes: If you have lost a loved-one, please consider sharing a tribute that honors your loved-one and raises money for research in that person's memory.

Knowledge and Understanding: Sarcoma advocates and support leaders have published invaluable ESUN articles that are shared with patients every day. If you would like to publish an article that will help and inform others, please contact us.

Share Our Brochures!

Initiative Brochures

Help us to share these informative brochures at events, conferences, cancer centers and doctor's offices around the world.

Join Team Sarcoma

Consider championing the cause of sarcoma awareness and research with Team Sarcoma. There are so many ways to get involved! You can:

  • Represent Team Sarcoma in an event
  • Host an event
  • Contribute a portion of your business sales
  • Partner with us to fund a specific kind of research

Contact us if you're interested in joining the team, and we'll be happy to help.

Wear a Bracelet

Sarcoma BraceletsThousands of people around the world wear "Sarcoma Knows No Borders" bracelets as a sign of support and solidarity. The background color of the bracelet is a swirl of a pathology slide of a sarcoma patient. The donations made for bracelets are used to fund crucial sarcoma research.

Volunteer Your Time and Talents

If you have creative ideas that will help us better serve the sarcoma community, or if you would like to volunteer your time helping with our website and outreach, we would love to chat with you!

Contact Us

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Additional Contact Information

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
17 Bethea Drive
Ossining, New York 10562-1620
Phone: (914) 762-3251
Fax: (914) 941-9181

Bruce and Beverly ShriverLeave a Public Comment

Thank you so much for visiting us! We'd love to hear where you're from and what you think of our website.

Thanks again,
Bruce and Beverly