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CHECKS

To make a tax-deductible contribution, please mail checks to our address below:

The Osteosarcoma Institute
3963 Maple Avenue, Suite 390
Dallas, TX 75219

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VENMO

To make a tax-deductible contribution via Venmo, please scan the QR code above. If prompted, the last four digits of the OSI’s phone number associated with our Venmo account are 7927.

Founding Members

Gold Members

David and Ingrid Hartz
Barbara and Corbin Robertson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rusche Foundation
Patsy and Willis Johnson

Silver Members

Bedrocks
Gary Chapman and Charlotte Green-Chapman
The Matt and Kay Kiker Family Fund
Sharon and Michael Hartz
Richard Duffin
Richard and Beth Houston
Shawn and Maritza Lafferty
Victoria and Parker Johnson

Bronze Members

Bryan and Agatha Pannagl
Dan and Megan Tigue
David and Kyle Lueders
Deidre Shearer
Derek and Martha St. John
Jeff and Sarah Laird
Lance and Holly Mosby
Mark and Mindy Stephenson
Melissa and David Brurke
Peter and Eileen Zwart
Texegy Royalty
The Sandy and Bill Swenson Family Fund
Tom and Pam Harris
Tom Young
Tony and Amy Pannagl
World Oilman’s Tennis Tournament

Miles Hartz’s Story

With heavy hearts we regret to inform you that Miles Hartz passed away from osteosarcoma at the age of 17 on Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Miles and his family were deeply devoted to being advocates for everyone suffering from this rare and devastating cancer. Please consider a donation today in memory of Miles.

Miles was a lover of extreme sports. His favorite was go-kart racing. Miles endured four grueling years of chemotherapy and several surgeries to battle his cancer. He faced his osteosarcoma diagnosis with courage, patience, and dignity.

We refuse to accept a world where treatment for osteosarcoma is not effective for all patients. A gift to the Osteosarcoma Institute (OSI) supports the most promising clinical trials and science to fight osteosarcoma and give kids with this devastating disease hope.

The OSI is grateful for the many ways that the Hartz family has supported us. In memory of Miles, we will keep the fight going.

To visit the obituary of Miles Hartz, click here.

“Miles is my gem, and I would do anything for him. That’s why it is so important to us as a family to support the OSI as it pushes for better treatment options and a cure.” 

David Hartz, Miles’s dad

Osteosarcoma Statistics

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Osteosarcoma is the most common childhood bone cancer.

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No new treatments have been approved for osteosarcoma patients in 40 years.

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1 in 3 children with osteosarcoma will not survive.

Our Partners

What We Do

Our Strategy

Globally estimated, there are over 26,000 new cases of osteosarcoma diagnosed each year, with 1,000 being diagnosed in the US, but treatment options haven’t advanced in 40 years. To find a cure for osteosarcoma, we have to collaborate, innovate, and translate around the most promising science.

Our Mission

The Osteosarcoma Institute’s mission is to dramatically increase treatment options and survival rates in osteosarcoma patients through identifying and funding the most promising and breakthrough osteosarcoma clinical trials and science.

Our Impact

Removing obstacles, funding advancements, accelerating progress, and raising awareness. The Osteosarcoma Institute funds breakthrough clinical trials and science to identify new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for osteosarcoma.

$2,901,411

to Translational Studies

$1,000,000

to Clinical Trials

$900,000

to Correlative Science

$346,402

to Discretionary Grants

Real Stories. Real Impact

Parents Raise Osteosarcoma Awareness and Turn Grief into Action

After Jenn and Jonathan Wall lost their 16-year-old son Zach to bone cancer, the experience ignited a passion to provide support to osteosarcoma families.

A Mom Continues Her Daughter’s Fight Against Cancer

After Vicki Bunke lost her 14-year-old daughter, Grace, to osteosarcoma, she started swimming across America to honor her legacy.

Two-time Osteosarcoma Survivor Never Let Cancer Define His Life

Carlos was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 17 and again when he was 20. But, through it all, he never lost his passion for life.

To OSI, No New Options is Not an Option

The Osteosarcoma Institute’s mission is to dramatically increase treatment options and survival rates in osteosarcoma patients through identifying and funding the most promising and breakthrough osteosarcoma clinical trials and science.
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