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Donate today in loving memory of Isabelle “Izzy” Martin

Izzy was a bright, strong, and talented young girl with a servant’s heart

Izzy started dancing when she was 2 years old. While practicing a solo dance at age 10, she injured her upper leg, breaking her femur. Her doctors discovered the underlying cause of this break — osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer in children. Izzy received treatment for the cancer, but a year later, it came back.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Izzy the morning of Friday, July 29, 2022. Izzy was a leader and selflessly used her voice to advocate for the advancement of cancer research. To the Martin family – our hearts are with you.

We pledge to do everything possible through the OSI for the benefit of future patients like Izzy. We refuse to accept a world where 1 in 3 children diagnosed with osteosarcoma will not survive. A gift to OSI supports the most promising clinical trials and science, and helps fulfill Izzy’s wish for a cure.

“Izzy’s wish is that one day, no child will have to go through what she did.” 

Christine Martin, Izzy’s mom

Thank You Gifts

Thank you gifts generously provided by RTIC Outdoors.
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30 oz. Tumbler

We’ll recognize your donation of $75 or more with a 30 oz. tumbler.

Fair market value: $18

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Day Cooler

We’ll recognize your donation of $150 or more with a 15-can day cooler.

Fair market value: $40

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Tumblers + Cooler

We’ll recognize your donation of $300 or more with a day cooler and two 30 oz. tumblers.

Fair market value: $76

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.

$1,500,000

to Translational Science

$1,300,000

to Clinical Trials

$400,000

to Correlative Research

$128,000

to Patient Support

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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