‘TEAM MOONSHOT’ TO CONDUCT THIRD ANNUAL 24-HOUR STAND UP TO CANCER FUNDRAISER ON FEBRUARY 10 AND 11, 2017
Patrick “Pat” Malone, of Alexandria, Virginia, retired Air Force veteran, and ‘major league’ cancer survivor, will co-host his third annual fundraiser to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), beginning at 4:26 pm, Friday, February 10, and ending at 4:26 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar, in Arlington, Virginia.
Malone will be joined for his 24-hour ‘stand-in/stand-up’ by his cousin-in-law, Lisa Malone, a major cancer survivor, herself, and her sister, Beth Reed, working together to form ‘Team Moonshot’, to focus attention on national efforts to try to help medical researchers cure many cancers by 2020.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Malone had successful surgery to remove a Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST)(www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511012), at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, whose operation was headed by Dr. Walter J. Fallace, a highly-skilled neurosurgeon who for seven consecutive hours led a team of surgeons and specialists through the delicate procedure.
After months of radiation, rehabilitation and physical therapy in the spring and summer of 2014, Malone is currently cancer-free with the strong desire to both raise money for cancer research, and to additionally honor and highlight the dedicated work of his military and civilian medical team at the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed, and the Radiation Oncology Clinic at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Malone will ‘stand up’ for 24 straight hours, once again, (joined by Lisa, and her sister, Beth Reed, at Fire Works), for twenty-four hours straight, non-stop, kicking off their fundraiser at exactly 4:26 pm, on Friday, February 10, and finishing at 4:26 pm, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. They ask people to please donate money, both in person, and through the ‘Team Moonshot’ Stand Up To Cancer page: 100 percent of all donations received from the general public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs.
Lisa Malone had successful surgery to remove an Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma Tumor (UPST), from her left thigh on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The surgery was completed by, Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, Orthopedic Oncologist, Sarcoma Specialist, and the dedicated team of medical professionals at Virginia Hospital Center, in Arlington, Virginia.
What was a small lump in her thigh that Lisa originally thought was a pulled muscle from hiking, turned into a lengthy journey, including: ultra-sound, biopsies, six weeks of daily radiation, CAT scans, MRIs, many tears, lots of laughs, and ultimately very successful surgery to remove the tumor.
Lisa heartily thanks the dedicated team of medical professionals at Virginia Hospital Center enough, and Dr. Wodajo, who is currently with Virginia Cancer Specialists, in Fairfax, Virginia. She additionally thanks for all of the ongoing and continuing support from friends and family.
Lisa notes in reflection of her battle with cancer: As the creator of the Simpsons, Sam Simon, said about his own battle with cancer, “It’s been a fight, it’s been an adventure, it’s been an education, it’s been the most amazing experience of my life.”
WHAT: Third Annual ‘Team Moonshot’ 24-Hour Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Fundraiser
WHY: To collaboratively help raise much-needed money for cancer research through Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
WHEN: 4:26 pm, Friday, February 10 to 4:26 pm, Saturday, February, 11, 2017
WHERE: Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201; Phone: (703) 527-8700