Let no one come to you without leaving happier or better.

- Mother Theresa

Mother Theresa

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand
on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land.

- T.H. Huxley 1887

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.

- Carl Sagan

What is
sPECial?

Sarcoma and PEComa Investigation and Action Leadership is committed to research, education, advocacy, and support for those diagnosed with sarcoma cancer.

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Why?

In early January of 2008 I was diagnosed with an extremely rare sarcoma...

-Phyllis Domm

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Donate

100% of your secure, online donation supports research for rare sarcomas.

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Advocate

Our outreach services are available to educate patients on best advocacy strategies.

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Volunteer

Our volunteer group provides several types of help to patients and families.

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sPECial NEWS
  • July 17, 2010: Race Results from sPECial 5K. Thank you to everyone who made this a successful first year 5K. We had 70 people participate in our Team Sarcoma Event and raised over $1600 to help fund sarcoma research. Learn More >
  • July 16, 2010: Second Annual sPECial Fund Cruise to WaterFest 16, part of International Sarcoma Awareness Week. Learn More >
  • January, 2010: Article by Dr. Andrew Wagner, et. al is published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. The article details the research funded in part by The sPECial Fund and includes Phyllis Domm's clinical story. Learn More >
  • October, 2009: Malcolm Itkin, a dear friend and advocate of The sPECial Fund, passed on from complications related to sarcoma cancer. He will be greatly missed. He served as the Patient Services Coordinator on the board for The sPECial Fund. Learn More >
  • July 17, 2009: "The sPECial Fund Cruise to WaterFest." Jon Bellemare, Phyllis Domm's grandson, sponsored an auto cruise to Waterfest to benefit The sPECial Fund. Learn More >
  • February, 2009: Read about the passing of Phyllis Domm, founder and director of The sPECial Fund. Read her obituary, and a special message from her family about continuing the goals of The sPECial Fund. Learn More >
  • December 15, 2008: Article by The sPECial Fund founder, Phyllis Domm, is published in "Women & Cancer". Learn More >
  • November, 2008: The sPECial Fund's research focus was presented at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Meeting in London. Learn More >
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