Group holds 5K Run/Walk event in Oconomowoc to help fight sarcoma

First annual 5K Run/Walk event took place Sunday

OCONOMOWOC -- A form of cancer that accounts for 20 percent of all childhood cancers rarely gets the spotlight.
 
Sarcoma forms in your bones and soft issue.
 
The first annual 5K Run/Walk event took place in Oconomowoc to help find a cure.
 
Sarah Kaehny finished her 5K race with a smile.
 
She may not look like it, but she has been battling stage 4 cancer for the past five years.
 
Her father lost his battle with Sarcoma in 2003. She credits him for saving her life.
 
"I recovered from seven or eight surgeries my radiation my chemo a lot easier because I'm healthy," said Sarah Kaehny, Sarcoma Survivor.
 
As of the start of race day, more than $40,000 was raised from this inaugural event for the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
 
Half of that money will stay local to help patients at Children's Hospital and Froedtert Hospital.
 
Sarcoma is a rare cancer of the connective tissues. This includes the nerves, muscles, fat, joints and bone. Most frequently, sarcomas are found in the limbs. Tumors are often hidden deep in the body, making it difficult for an early diagnosis.
 
To learn more about the Sarcoma Foundation of America, follow this link.
 
 

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