“We would be less than honest if we did not say that it is very difficult to pen this editorial about the transition that lies ahead for us. As you may suspect, publishing ESUN, administering the Research Grants Program, tending to the budget and organizational issues of the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, and interacting with many sarcoma families and physicians every week takes a good deal of time and effort. We are both accustomed to very long hours and seven-day weeks. A few years ago, we agreed that we would continue these activities in the sarcoma advocacy community until Bruce was 75 years old. As he turns 75 next October, we are preparing to reduce the Initiative's projects and programs. Our journey this past 11 years has been filled with countless friendships and shared moments of joy, laughter, tears, loss and grief. We have been honored to become part of the extended family of many sarcoma patients. How can we thank them and the caregivers, survivors, doctors, nurses, researchers and friends who have welcomed us and our mission into their lives and given us so much of their time and help along the way? Words fail us. We can only express our heartfelt gratitude. We have been forever changed by our sarcoma journey. Here are our plans for the Initiative's transition over the next year.” See http://bit.ly/1sPNhRs to read the rest of the editorial.
Bruce and Beverly
Founders, Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative