Held last weekend at Van Cortland Park, this year's “Stomp Out Sarcoma Walk,” hosted by the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, raised nearly $15,000 for awareness and medical research.
Sarcoma is a form of cancer that develops from bone or muscle, according to the American Cancer Society. It occurs more commonly in children, with Sarcoma representing 15 to 20 percent of childhood cancer diagnoses and one percent of adult cancer diagnoses.
More than 80 patients, family members and hospital staff participated, making it the largest Stomp Out Sarcoma event yet, Montefiore officials said.
This is the fifth year the Children's Hospital at Montefiore has held a Sarcoma walk, according to the hospital.