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Our Mission

The mission of the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research is to raise funds for local research, and amplify awareness, accelerating the fight to eradicate sarcoma cancers.

Through these endeavors, we open both local and global
pathways for the development of new sarcoma treatments and increase the speed of accurate diagnoses.

The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research: About Us

Learn about the fundraising events of the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research and how its philanthropy benefits the sarcoma research program at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Susan Udelson Executive Director

Susan began volunteering for the Paula Takacs Foundation in 2011 after spending a year as a caretaker and advocate for her brother Alan during his painful battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, one of hundreds of expressions of sarcoma. Losing her sibling to a disease that had caused him much suffering, and offers so little hope for a cure, fueled her passionate commitment

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Justine Conner Events Manager

Justine Conner is the Events Manager for the Paula Takacs Foundation. She has always had a passion for health and wellness and enjoys teaching others how to balance fitness and nutrition with living life to the fullest potential. Her education includes a Bachelors in Exercise Science from University at Buffalo, the State University of New York and a Master Degree

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Our Board Members

We thank our Board members for their dedication to this foundation, their passion for improving the lives of patients around the globe, and their relentless commitment to funding research that may lead to cures for sarcomas.

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