PMC 2010 Fund Raiser

Dear ASPS Community!
This coming weekend in August 2010, Team ASPS will ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) for the 7th time! The PMC is a bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research and clinical trials at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

I am asking you to sponsor our team bike ride. Your donation will specifically support two research projects, aimed at finding a cure for Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS). All the money that Team ASPS collects is restricted to research on ASPS. This year, it will support scientific efforts in the laboratories of Dr. Glenn Dranoff and Dr. Massimo Loda, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. ASPS is a rare cancer that has no known cure, and we have to take the initiative into our hands to find it!

In the past 6 years, thought the efforts of Team ASPS and iCureASPS, we raised and transferred over $270,000 exclusively for ASPS research programs at the Dana Farber, and other research institutions in the USA and all over the world. Thanks in part to these efforts, the first “Cancer Vaccine” Clinical Trial (GVAX) to treat ASPS was opened in January 2005. This clinical trial was followed by the ARQ197 clinical trial, and now by the Cediranib clinical trial.

There are two convenient ways to donate:

  1. Online donations through the PMC website: (  Click on the “e-gifts” link on the upper left side of the page. You can use my eGift ID number: YL0002.
  2. You can write a check payable to “PMC-Team ASPS YL0002”.  For the mailing address, please contact me using my e-mail below.

Your donation is a fully tax deductible. The PMC tax ID is 04-2746912.
I thank you for your support!

Yosef Landesman, Ph.D.
President & Cancer Research Director
Cure Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma International (iCureASPS)