• Compassion

    The first word in our CARE motto is Compassion. Northwest Sarcoma Foundation provides comfort through a sympathetic awareness.
  • Advocacy

    We promote accurate diagnosis, research, and treatment options.

  • Responsibility

     We provide accurate information and reliable resources.

  • Our Vision

    To develop better treatments for patients with sarcomas through research and institutional collaboration.

  • Providing Education

    We provide resources to educate patients and their families about this disease and its treatment.

  • Providing Support

    All of Northwest Sarcoma Foundation's programs, events, and informational resources exist for one reason -- to compassionately support those in need.
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Privacy Policy

Your use of this Website is subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

Your privacy is important to Northwest Sarcoma Foundation (“NWSF”, “we”, “us”). We want you to understand the types of information we may receive directly from you or automatically through your computers when you access www.nwsarcoma.org (“Website”), and how we treat your information.


Children Under Age 13: NWSF does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to send any information about yourself to us through the Website, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to NWSF through the Website. If we discover that personal information was collected through the Website from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18: We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.


NWSF collects two types of information through this Website:

  • Personal and payment information you knowingly disclose, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, and credit card information; and
  • Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.


NWSF will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent except when we reasonably determine it necessary to do so in order to comply with law or protect the safety, property or legal rights of NWSF or others. NWSF may use your personal information to provide you with updates or other information about NWSF and its programs.


We may change this Privacy Policy without prior notice. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will indicate at the top of this page the effective date of the change. Changes to the Privacy Policy are effective as soon as they are posted to the Website. You accept any revisions if you use the Website after changes are made to the Privacy Policy.


NWSF operates and controls the Website from the United States, and does not intend to subject itself to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States.


You may contact us:

  • via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please note that e-mail communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail correspondence with us.)
  • via telephone at: 503-887-7117
  • via mail at: Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, PO Box 91460, Portland, OR 97291

Photo Galleries

Click on any thumbnail below to open a Flickr window showing a set of photos!


2015 Stories from the Vineyard Seattle
2015 Dragonslayer PDX
2015 Dragonslayer Seattle
2014 Stories from the Vineyard Seattle
2014 Dragonslayer PDX
2014 Dragonslayer Seattle
2013 Stories from the Vineyard PDX
2013 Dragonslayer PDX
2013 Dragonslayer Seattle
2012 Stories from the Vineyard Seattle
2012 Dragonslayer PDX
2012 DragonSlayer Seattle
2011 Stories from the Vineyard Seattle
2011 Stories from the Vineyard Portland
2011 DRAGONSLAYER Bike, Hike or Trike - PDX
2011 DRAGONSLAYER Bike, Hike, or Trike SEATTLE

View ALL Northwest Sarcoma Foundation photo albums.

Pediatric Autopsy

Overcoming autopsy barriers in pediatric cancer research.

Alabran, J. L., Hooper, J. E., Hill, M., Smith, S. E., Spady, K. K., Davis, L. E., Peterson, L. S., Malempati, S., Ryan, C. W., Acosta, R., Spunt, S. L. and Keller, C. (2013)

Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 60: 204–209. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24320



Pediatric autopsy consent: Helping families create hope out of despair.

Jarzembowski, J. A. and Hicks, M. J. (2013)

Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 60: 173–174. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24378


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Join us for "Hope Grows Here," an inspirational breakfast fundraiser in beautiful Portland, Oregon taking place Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

 Hope Grows Here Breakfast

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dragonslayer Walk for Sarcoma

Saturday, April 23, 2016
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We're excited for the 2016 Seattle Dragonslayer Walk for Sarcoma!  Join 1,000+ walkers, runners, and joggers at Green Lake Park to raise awareness and funding.  We walk to bring hope, education, and support to sarcoma patients and their families in the Pacific Northwest and invest in research to find a cure for sarcoma cancers.

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Kathy Opie is an amazing care giver and active board member at the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. Her latest book has helped many people who face a major ilness in their family. Proceeds from book sales benefit the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.  For more information on the book, including how to order either a digital or paper version, use the link below.

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