Cancer awareness raising event Relay For Life is to be held in 48 places around Japan from May to November. So far NPO Cure Sarcoma joined the events in Tsukuba and Hachinohe. The below is the list of RFL’s that we are planning to attend from the end of August.
Aug 22-23 Azuma Main Arena Fukushima, Fukushima-ken
Aug 29-30 Park next to Road Station Mitara Muroran, Hokaido
Sep 5-6 Fukui Kenkonomori Fukui, Fukui-ken
Sep 5-6 Kawanishi Athletic Park Ashiya, Hyogo-ken
Sep 12-13 Yamabiko Dome Matsumoto, Nagano-ken
Sep 12-13 Uminonakamichi Beach Park Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
Sep 26-27 Ueno Park Ueno, Tokyo
Oct 10-11 Kochi Univ. Agriculture Dept. Ground Kochi, Kochi-ken
Oct 17-18 Fureai Ground Maebashi, Gumma-ken
We are planning to attend relay walks and communicate each other under the team tent. We will be at the team tent with NPO Cure Sarcoma banner most of the time from the opening to the closing.
Please come and join us if you are interested in our activities.
Reference: Relay For Life Japan Official Homepage http://relayforlife.jp/
“EISAI SUBMITS APPLICATIONS FOR ANTICANCER AGENT HALAVEN® SIMULTANEOUSLY IN JAPAN, U.S. AND EUROPE SEEKING NEW INDICATION AS TREATMENT FOR SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA
Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced today that it has submitted applications to regulatory authorities in Japan, the United States and Europe (MHLW, FDA and EMA respectively) seeking an additional indication for its in-house developed anticancer agent Halaven® (eribulin mesylate) as a treatment for soft tissue sarcoma.” (From Eisai Homepage)
NPO Cure Sarcoma name appeared in the Asahi Newspaper’s “Cancer New Era 74”. This was in the article about rare cancers.(July 29 2015)
NPO Cure Sarcoma participated in the Relay For Life Japan 2015 in Hachinohe (RFL Hachinohe) as a team on June 13 and 14.
RFL Hachinohe was an event rich in local color with many local students, pupils, and even a costumed mascot character attending. One of the organizing committee members with strong leadership was our fellow sarcoma patient. She was very busy but kept smiling all the time. Thanks to her and other members, the event was full of smiling faces and laughing voices. They arranged our patient member to attend the survivors’ talk on the first night stage. We would like to thank organizing committee members for their hard work.
More than 10 people including sarcoma patients and families from Tohoku and Kanto could communicate by talking under the team tent and walking in the relay during the two days. Members from Kanto forgot to bring NPO Cure Sarcoma flag, but communication with fellow members, good food in Hachinohe, and 3 nearby hot spring visits made them forget the fatigue from 700 kilometer drive. It was windy at the beginning and we worried about the coldness at night and the possible damage to the tent, but the weather became milder. We achieved a record high of 6 people spending all night at the tent, which was a very good experience.
Thank you very much for all involved in RFL Hachinohe. We hope we can meet again at other RFL’s or in Hachiohe next year!