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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.

Christine Wade Executive Director

Christine Wade brings over 17 years of dedicated experience in nonprofit work within the Charlotte community, serving as the Executive Director of the Paula Takacs Foundation. Her journey in philanthropy was deeply influenced by personal tragedy when her 14-year-old daughter succumbed to Gliosarcoma, one of hundreds of expressions of Sarcoma cancer. In response to this devastating loss, Christine founded and

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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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Camine Pappas Consultant. C & Company | Brand Strategy and Communications

Camine Pappas, Brand Therapist and owner of C & Company Consulting, has worked to coordinate the development of corporate wide branding strategies for her customers throughout the US in both senior level management and corporate operational consulting. Her approach is one that leverages the core strength of her clients by creating message clarity that aligns with organizational truths, all overlaid

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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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