Ewing's Sarcoma is a very rare, aggressive pediatric bone cancer. Less than 500 cases are diagnosed annually worldwide. Because of this, there are only 4 labs in this country dedicated solely to finding a cure for Ewing's and all of the researchers work collaboratively. Unlike many other cancers, researchers know the exact origin of this disease. They know that it is caused by a chromosomal translocation that happens at birth and stays latent in the body until puberty. By knowing the origin, they are very close to being able to stop the cancer from ever manifesting itself later in life.
SIDES, Sydney's Incredible Defeat of Ewing's Sarcoma, is a 501(c)(3) foundation created in honor of Denysis and David Lister's 15-year-old daughter, Sydney Lister. In September 2011, Sydney was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare, aggressive pediatric bone cancer.
SIDES was created to help families, like the Listers, who are suffering from this debilitating cancer. SIDES has expanded its mission to helping other pediatric cancer patients as well, while also helping fund research to find a cure for Ewing's Sarcoma so no other child has to suffer from this horrible disease.
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