Wednesday, January 30, 2008

OCSC is partnering with Elise to beat sarcoma

BeatSarcoma is excited to announce a new partner for our 2008 Pacific Cup efforts - and feels very grateful to OCSC for their support.

OCSC isn't just a sailing school. It is a community of sailors - linked together by a shared love for the ocean. OCSC treats everyone as a friend and this friendship can transcend the boundaries of sailing. When a member of the OCSC community, stricken by cancer, decided to rise up and give back to the researchers who helped save her life, she naturally wanted to associate her love for sailing with this fight. This is how the BeatSarcoma Pacific Cup program started. And Nat, our Founder, was going to have to be part of it, along with Nathan, a long-time sailing partner. She would also have to hone her offshore sailing skills. And naturally, she turned to her alma mater - one of the best sailing schools in the country.

OCSC assigned its best instructors and enrolled Nat and Nathan into a celestial navigation program. OCSC is donating what it can do so well: sharing the knowledge and skills necessary to develop the confidence to sail safely anywhere in the world.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Announcing BeatSarcoma 5K Fun Run

Come run and have fun!

BeatSarcoma 5K Fun Run

San Francisco Golden Gate Park

When and where: Sunday 30 March. 9:00am - Start/Finish at

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Sponsored by Sports Basement

Sign up Online

Become a fundraiser in a couple of easy steps online.

Distance: 3.1 Miles

Fees: $20 until 02/29/08 and $25 thereafter

The race starts at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

along JFK, goes around Stow Lake and back to JFK, ending at the
Conservatory of Flowers. Nat, the BeatSarcoma founder, will be
participating in the race.

Categories: (M: 12 & under) (M: 13-29) (M: 30-49) (M: 50-69)

(M: 70-89) (M: 90+)
(F: 12 & under) (F: 13-29) (F: 30-49) (F: 50-69) (F: 70-89)
(F: 90+)

Awards: 3 Deep in all Divisions and prizes for the best fundraisers

(eg. a tour of the San Francisco Bay on BeatSarcoma's flagship
sailboat, 10 hours of coaching from My Marathon Fitness, gift
certificates, etc...)

10:30am award ceremony in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Amenities: Display digital clock at the finish line.

T-shirts/goodie bags to all finishers pre-registered

--Samuel, race organizer

Friday, January 18, 2008

BeatSarcoma races in the Pacific Cup 2008

BeatSarcoma is entering a boat, "Elise", in the 2008 Pacific Cup - the crew is racing on behalf of the children and young adults who are sarcoma sufferers. This is a smaller race within the larger race toward a cure for sarcoma. Our goal is ambitious - we want to raise $100,000 to enable our first research project to start.

You can follow the boat and the crew's preparation on the Pacific Cup Blog.

Support our 2-person crew as they will endure cold and wet nights, battling wind and waves - and watch the smile you are enabling on the face of thousands of sarcoma patients around the world.

You can support the Pacific Cup fundraising campaign directly here. 100% of the money raised goes to BeatSarcoma. The crew is covering all race expenses themselves.

Fair winds.