Help kids like Miles race toward more effective osteosarcoma treatments.
Thank you for helping kids like Miles race toward more effective osteosarcoma treatments!
David and Ingrid Hartz
Barbara and Corbin Robertson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rusche Foundation
Dan and Megan Tigue
Sharon and Michael Hartz
Willis and Patsy Johnson
Shawn and Maritza Lafferty
The Burke Family
Jeff and Sarah Laird
The Harris Family
Lance and Holly Mosby
Bryan and Agatha Pannagl
Tony and Amy Pannagl
The St. John Family
Matt and Kay Kiker
Friends of the Hartz Fund
Jason and Mandi Barrett
Pam and Kevin Ferworn
Dr. Brad Jennings DDS, MDS
Stan and Elizabeth Knight
Richard and Sharon Lansdowne
David and Kyle Lueders
Stash Houston Logistics
The Cecil Family Fund
Mike and Sonia Woodfall
Peter and Eileen Zwart
Miles Hartz’s Story
Miles has always liked extreme sports. His favorite is go-kart racing. He’s also in a fight for his life with osteosarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer.
Over the last four years, Miles has undergone chemotherapy and several surgeries to battle his cancer. Now a high school junior, he continues to receive treatment for osteosarcoma at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
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 keeps kids like Miles on the kart track.
Osteosarcoma is the most common childhood bone cancer.
No new treatments have been approved for osteosarcoma patients in 40 years.
1 in 3 children with osteosarcoma will not survive.
What We Do
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.
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.
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.
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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.