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Beatsarcoma Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health

Mission: Beatsarcoma inc. Is a volunteer initiative, launched in 2007 by a sarcoma patient, to help increase awareness about sarcomas, raise funds for research, and assist with survivorship issues.

Programs: To provide funding for cancer research

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12

Volunteer

Rating: 4

great opportunity to just jump in and help. Nat and Heather were outstanding, easy going and there was plenty of things to do.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! I volunteered for one day at the Sarcoma Cup fundraiser. Great people. Nat was very easy going and organized.

1

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is one thing to be hit by a nasty disease, it is another one to not know what the prognosis is and face a medical body that doesn't really know what to tell you! Nathalie faced it all with great strength and courage and extensively researched the little information available. She decided to help others by creating this foundation, instead of just focusing on her own treatment. I participated to the organisation of the first Sarcoma race and was amazed by the organisation and professionalism.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nat founded Beat Sarcoma as a survivor of Sarcoma cancer. She is a fighter that can move mountains for the cause always having new ideas to raise money for the research on that forgotten cancer that affect mainly the children and young adults. Beat Sarcoma is actively working with a top 5 university helping funding their research on this type of cancer. Lots of people volunteer in that great nonprofit as I do and it is worth it because 100% of the proceeds go to the research and all of that with a big smile. Great place to volunteer.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nat leads a great organization. Her dedication and determination is inspiring. And she has great ideas that integrate with her own life and bring people together to create community that really makes BeatSarcoma a strong organization..

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I admire the founder's take on life after surviving sarcoma and her devotion to help beating this disease. With very scarce resources the organization has generated visibility and awareness about sarcoma, thanks to the ingenuity of a small group of committed and energetic people.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nat Criou has done an amazing job running BeatSarcoma. She works tirelessly to generate awareness of this type of cancer and has touched many people's lives with her positive energy. I'm always impressed by her strength and energy.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for BeatSarcoma on a number of events, including the Sarcoma Cup. I find Nat a delight to work with. I am particularly impressed with the focus of this cause (sarcoma is less funded and understood than other cancers) and the transparency of the organization (they publish their financial statements in Google Docs). I would recommend them to anyone.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Beat Sarcoma Cup is a top notched well organized and well run benifit sailing regatta that Nathalie Criou has organized with the help of Richmond Yacht Club. Nathalie has helped to shed light on a type of cancer and has oped many eyes to a disease that needs so much attention in medical research to help find a cure. If you are a sailor and want to help in some small way, find a boat, find a ride and come help for a cure.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been the race director of the BeatSarcoma run for the last two years,and have enjoyed seeing both runners and walkers show their support for sarcoma cancer research. Nathalie Criou's tireless efforts to increase exposure and education through BeatSarcoma events has contributed greatly to advancing this this worthy cause. I look forward to working with Nathalie again for the 2010 BeatSarcoma run. Samuel Harvell

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through my organization in Africa (Baobab Humanity Initiative), Beatsarcoma has received encouragement, aknowledgement and support from women in Benin for its work. Herve Gigot, an paint-artist from Benin express his support to Beatsarcoma through his last work in progress (18 paintings) inspired by Nathalie Criou and beatSarcoma.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

The distance covered by BeatSarcoma since it was founded is astonishing. A small, dedicated, highly professional group of individuals are responsible for this success. The events are creative & fun, and I enjoy them that much more because I know that every dime I give BeatSarcoma is used to make a real difference. Nothing is wasted on the path to beating sarcoma.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are very committed to making a difference in the fight against Sarcoma. With a small, scrappy, smartly run organization like BeatSarcoma, you can be sure any donations will truly go to supporting the cause, and they are always looking for good volunteers!

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BeatSarcoma is a great organization not just because it's doing the needed thing--Beating Sarcoma---but because the organizers are wonderful and their spirit is unchallenged.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

BeatSarcoma's goal makes perfect sense and deserves support and visibility. This not-so-well-know disease is kind of left-behind by the medical research effort and BeatSarcoma is just trying to overturn this situation. Besides research effort, BeatSarcoma tries to alleviate the pain the people affected by sarcoma have to bear. This ambitious goal is well served by an effective leader. She manages to raise interest by successful and fun events. Her great human skills, also enlightened by her own experience as a sarcoma survivor, just work magic: everyone becomes a supporter. All this non-profit needs is to gain visibility, with this it can really hope to beat sarcoma.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When you participate in BeatSarcoma events you can't help but want to help, and you can't help but have fun. The organizers make it easy to do both. Last year was the first sailboat regatta, with all proceeds going to research. You should have felt the vibe! The sponsoring yacht club has a winning formula for big regattas, and this event can't help but grow. We were so excited by it that we are going to be a sponsor this year.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit raises money for sarcoma research- which is a very underfunded cancer research area and therefore there isn't much known about it and there aren't many treatments for it. It was started by a passionate, driven, enthusiastic cancer survivor and she is inspirational! All the money raised goes to sarcoma research and the events are fun! So far I've been involved in a 5K fun run and a sailing race. The events are well organized and interesting.

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit. The annual Beat Sarcoma Cup is a top notch sailing regatta with a great trophy and excellent group of skippers who participate each year. The event's proceeds go directly to fighting Sarcoma.