Nonprofit foundations like ours rely on foundation-sponsored events, grants, and sponsorships to fund programs, and community support is a key factor in our success. Whether it be a motorcycle ride, a walk in memory of a loved one, a baseball tournament, or a school can collection, the money raised all goes to supporting those with sarcoma and helping to find a cure.  We sincerely thank those who support the foundation with events like these in their communities, and we invite others to join in support of these efforts.


The Dragon's Last Ride Seattle/Anchorage 2014


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This year's The Dragon's Last Ride Seattle raised over $15,000!!  This money will financially assist pediatric sarcoma patients through the Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ Program.  Nearly 80 motorcyclists joined us for the ride, which started at Eastside Harley in Bellevue, and several other non-bikers joined us as we rolled into the parking lot at Outback Steakhouse in Everett for lunch and a raffle.  

Sincere thanks to the biker community and to many friends for embracing our passion and helping us fulfill it. Thank you's to our sponsors:  Sky Vapor, Troutlodge, Coldwell Banker Bain, Mazda of Everett, GraBars, ProClips, Verity Credit Union, La Palmera, All-Ways Painting, Architextures, Triumph Seattle, Eastside Harley Davidson, Outback, Red Onion Burgers, Over the Rainbow Memorials, Soulumination, and Cycle Barn Smokey Point.  And, of course, thank you to our inspiration--Jenna. We love you. You are our hero.


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Team Ava FUNdraiser


Spirits were somewhere over the rainbow…on the evening of March 28 when Team Ava hosted a Wizard of Oz themed FUNdraiser to benefit Northwest Sarcoma Foundation’s 2014 DragonSlayer event.

Team Ava’s captain, Ava Rose Maling, was diagnosed in 2009 with Ewing’s Sarcoma and successfully underwent surgery and treatment under the care of Dr. "Chappie" Conrad and the staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

While she was undergoing treatment, Ava’s family and friends were building a network of supporters who continue to raise funds and awareness as “Team Ava”. Every year, Ava reads her autobiography to her class at school and her schoolmates work together to invite the other classes, as well as friends and families from the community, to raise funds.

This year’s movie night had all the elements of a magical evening, starting with a REAL double rainbow that appeared above the beautiful waters of Puget Sound. Ava’s mother, Anita said, “Rainbows are so special to us, because when Ava was starting treatment I saw a huge double rainbow. I saw that as a sign of hope.”

Ava’s former teacher, Jamye Lyons, who has been a member of Team Ava from the beginning, said, “The evening was a huge success. All of Ava’s school friends had a wonderful time, and we were able to achieve our fundraising goal of $1000.”

Team Ava participated in the DragonSlayer in Seattle on April 5 by following the yellow brick road around Green Lake.

Pretty in Pink 2014


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Pretty In Pink Walk has done it again! They've knocked our socks off with ANOTHER amazing gift of support and encouragement for Dragonslayers. We are honored that you allow us to put these funds to great use Pretty in Pink!
"We are PROUD to announce that we raised $8544.44 to donate to the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation! We couldn't have done it without the support and generosity of this community. We are making a difference and your efforts will go a long way for cancer research and to help families who are suffering."

Kayla's Fundraiser


Monroe Catholic High School wanted to do a fundraiser for the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation in December of 2013. The idea to fundraise for the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation got its start because their story hits a little closer to home for Monroe. Monroe High school has had two kids fight this dragon called sarcoma, one of them myself, Kayla Rauenhorst, and the other Sabrina Mariutto who sadly passed away from this dreaded cancer. Because of these 2 students we decided that we wanted to help the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation in any way we could with their efforts to “improve cure rates for sarcomas”.  I suggested to the Monroe Student Council that we use our pizza sales on Thursdays for the first two weeks in December as the fundraiser. Along with selling pizza we also sold ‘Dragon Slayer’ bracelets and cookies. Monroe Catholic High School, through this fundraiser, raised over $400 for the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.  This could not happen without the support from Monroe students, faculty, and staff who bought pizza, bracelets, and cookies or the Monroe Student Council who helped me with planning and working the fundraiser. I want to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser and may we surpass the $400 mark next year! 


Kayla Rauenhorst

Team Blackburn - Glassybaby Fundraiser



A great BIG shout out to Team Blackburn for their December 11th glassybaby roadshow at Hi-Fi Brewing in Redmond. Thanks also to Hi-Fi and to glassybaby, for partnering for a great cause. Over $600 was raised in honor of Ed Blackburn, Dragonslayer.

Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in this event by gathering, sharing memories of Ed, and purchasing pints or candles. You made a difference for sarcoma!


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Intro to Leadership Community Support 2013 - Sunset High School



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What is the name of your group and how did you decide to raise money for NWSF on Sam’s behalf?


We are Michael Thom, Coleby Vali, Jacob Leonard, Jason Dumont and Jack Davis.  We met at Sunset High School. We had to do a community service project for our Intro to Leadership class and we remembered Sam from the “Cram the Stands” fundraiser at school last year and thought it would be good to support him again.  We really wanted something easy that everyone can enjoy so it just kind of hit us – donuts!


What exactly did you do to raise the money?  Did folks know they were benefiting NWSF?  Or did they just know they were getting a donut?


We sold Krispy Kreme donuts for $1 each at Sunset Youth Football Games on October 5.  We also accepted donations. Yes, we had signs displayed on our table saying that it was for Sam Day and cancer research.


How long did the fundraiser run?


It ran from 9am to 2pm and we sold every last donut!


Did you enjoy the fundraiser?  Was it easy or challenging and why?


It was a great experience.  We felt good about doing something meaningful.  It was a little challenging when no one was buying donuts, but we found ways -- like going into the stands -- to sell them.


What would you say to encourage others to follow your lead and do something on behalf of another?


Think of how it will make the other person feel instead of how it will make you feel.



Thank you very much for your recent $200 donation to research in honor of Sam Day!



Cruise for the Cure

It was an amazing Cruise, with amazing people held on Saturday, May 5, 2013.  It was a record breaking year for the event.   Just over $6,100 was raised with all proceeds benefiting Northwest Sarcoma Foundation in honor of Jeff Mortimer. Thank you to all who participated, volunteered and donated to the event.
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Strike Out Sarcoma - Score A Run For Sam

 A community fundraiser in support of sarcoma battler Sam Day on behalf of Northwest Sarcoma Foundation

 Cedar Mill Little League players gathered pledges for each run their team scored during the fall 2012 baseball season.  When the season wrapped up they had brought in $4,068 in support of friend Sam Day.  All donations were earmarked for research to find a cure for sarcoma.




Sam Can, You Can!

Joel, Jarred and Joshua, students at St. John Fisher, and members of a family from Southwest Portland with ties to Sam Day, organized a can drive to help Northwest Sarcoma Foundation in Sam’s name. The boys and their classmates collected and returned thousands of cans and donated the proceeds -- $257 -- to the foundation in hopes of raising awareness and research funds, and proving you're never too young to make a difference.


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