Sarcoma Shootout 2018
Our most recent tournament was held on March 3rd of this year and through the tireless work of our committee and the generous support of our sponsors, participants and volunteers we raised over $55,000, of which more than $42,000 has gone directly to Moffitt Cancer Center.
If you would like to sponsor or participate in our next tournament, please put March 9th, 2019 on your calendars and join our mailing list for more information. Any help you can contribute will help continue our effort to raise awareness of and funds for Sarcoma Research at Moffitt Cancer Center. All participants will receive breakfast, lunch, prizes and much more.
Rañon, Inc. annually hosts the Sarcoma Shootout Sporting Clay Tournament. This friendly tournament is an effort to support the Sarcoma Department at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in their effort to combat Sarcomas of all forms. We have held this tournament in the spring of 2017 and 2018 and through the generous support of our sponsors and participants we have raised more than $110,000 of which more than $80,000 has directly contributed to the research efforts of the Sarcoma Department.
Sarcoma Shootout 2017
In 2017, at the encouragement of Moffitt Cancer Center staff, Rañon, Inc. organized a committee of Moffitt Nurses, Staff, and our employees to resurrect this annual tradition. It had been a number of years since the tournament was previously held.
On April 8th of 2017 Rañon, Inc. hosted the Sarcoma Shootout with generouse support from our Platinum Sponsors: Smith Seckman Reid, Borrell Electric Co., Brown & Brown Insurance, and Southern Equipment Corporation. Together with our many other sponsors and participants and through the tireless effort of the Moffitt staff, we raised over $50,000 of which close to $40,000 went to Sarcoma research.
Sarcoma is a rare and aggressive type of cancer affecting both children and adults that grows in connective tissues in the body, such as the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons and blood vessels. There are dozens of different types of sarcoma – each with their own symptoms, prognoses and recommended treatment paths.
Research for this cancer is in desperate need of support. There is no one treatment that works for all sarcoma and, because it does not have the patient population that other cancers do, the treatments that are available have essentially remained unchanged over the last 30 years. This event is our opportunity to help change that, and with your support we can.
Video and information courtesy of Moffitt Cancer Center - Sarcoma Department
If you are not able to donate to this fundraiser today, please consider a direct donation to the Amandalee Fund at another time. Amandalee Weiss’ story is one of a young woman’s courage and determination to help others survive cancer. Before her death from osteogenic sarcoma she became the conceptual founder of the Amandalee Fund. This fund raises money for sarcoma research and ultimately benefits research for other cancers. The Amandalee Fund continues to be a driving force behind finding a cure for cancers that affect adolescents.