The 4th Annual Angiosarcoma Awareness 5k, in Oxford, MA, as well as the 2nd Annual Angiosarcoma Steps Toward a Cure, in Troy MI, were held May 3rd, 2014. These two races had one common purpose, to raise money and awareness for angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that starts from the lining of blood vessels.
Race directors, Ted Painter, Oxford and Ryan Humphrey, Troy drew in over 600 registered racers and raised over $65,000.00. “We were very fortunate to have corporate sponsorship this year, and would very much like to thank the law firm Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl and Jones, Peter Kraviitz, of Province, as well as the Ryder Charitable Foundation for their financial contributions” said Mike Mandell, Treasurer, Angiosarcoma Awareness Inc.
The money raised will go toward the development of an angiosarcoma tissue bank, as well as to basic research focused on finding a cure for this deadly disease.