I was diagnosed in 1990 at the age of 12, I was in 6th grade. My diagnosis was osteosarcoma of my lower femur bone. I was given a 50/50 chance of survival and was placed on a clinical trial of high dose chemotherapy for 2 months, then surgery to remove ⅔ of my femur bone, then another year plus of chemotherapy.
The Move For Jenn Foundation is lucky to have the support from a number of sponsors for our upcoming first annual Pajamas All Day 5K eventthat will be hosted on November 2nd, 2019. We’d like to highlightLincoln Financial Groupfor their generous contribution of becoming our Title Sponsor. They have been a pleasure to partner with for this event, and love giving back to the community.
A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience and takes us on a journey. Everyone’s journey has a unique story, and there really isn’t any “right” way to face cancer. For this month’s featured Sarcoma Survivor story, we chose to highlight Lauren Harback from Johnson City, TN. The Move For Jenn Foundation recently issued a grant to Lauren which included a running blade, knee, and socket.
I was diagnosed with cancer on my 31st birthday. At first, I was shocked, but then I started to think about my family. My husband and I have only been married a short time and I knew I wanted to celebrate many more anniversaries with him. We also have a 5-year-old daughter who has so many things to experience that I want to be a part of.
We are grateful to have Vacations To Go as our Title Sponsor for our first annual Pajamas All Day 5K event that will be hosted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. Find out how their organization loves to give back to the community both locally and globally.
In honor of July being sarcoma cancer research awareness month, The Move For Jenn Foundation co-hosted the “Light The Night for Sarcoma” event with The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. This event was a free event that brought in 141 people!
We are excited to announce that the Move For Jenn Foundation is hosting Swing For Sarcoma, an event that will help raise sarcoma cancer awareness and increase funding for sarcoma research all while having fun playing golf!
Discovering cancer early many times allows for more treatment options. Some cancers have symptoms that are noticeable, and others do not. It’s very rare that an MRI of a soft tissue mass will be concerning, and that you’ll be referred to a specialist for treatment and evaluation. However, some sarcomas go unrecognized and are only diagnosed after an unintended excision.
Discovering new skin lumps or bumps on your body can be worrisome and many times be met with a range of emotions from anxiety (“Oh no, it must be cancer!”) to complete denial (“It’s probably nothing or has been there for a while”). Being able to identify skin cancer symptoms is important. Learn why from Atrium Health's Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Joshua Patt, MD, MPH, FAOA.
Renee Schreibman, a local wellness coach, serves on the Move for Jenn Foundation board. “Jenn is just unstoppable. She’s a warrior who just wants to turn something really bad into something really good — to be able to show people that you can rise up from that. She’s just a role model,” Schreibman says.
Jenn Andrews was a health and wellness coach when, getting a pedicure, had her life change forever. Pregnant with her first child, her pedicurist noticed a pea-sized lump on her right foot. She had a physician look at it after the pedicurist found it. Little to Jenn’s knowledge, it turned out to be a benign cyst that grew bigger over time.