EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE: The 12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk showing as scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 has been cancelled.

We hope this finds you all well. We wanted to share some news regarding the Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation (JHYSF). After much thought and reflection, the Board of JHYSF has decided the annual 12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk will not occur in the future. This was a hard decision to reach, but after eleven walks and raising $1.2 million dollars to help others with sarcoma, we felt it is time.

Our all volunteer group continues to dwindle and are at different stages of their lives. As you know, we have loved getting to know you and your families and sharing your stories. Building a community was so important to us when we began this journey almost 12 years ago. The money that you have helped raise has greatly impacted sarcoma research, education and care of sarcoma patients. We are grateful for your support over the years and cherish the memories we've generated. We all should be proud of the amazing progress that has been made in fighting sarcoma.

DATE CHANGE NOTIFICATION: Massachusetts General Hospital's Meet the Sarcoma Experts seminar scheduled for April 9, 2016 has been postponed. Please watch for information from MGH, they will notify patients directly of the new date.


Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation (JHYSF) Inc. is committed to providing funding for sarcoma research, education, and patient support, as well as promoting awareness of this rare disease. JHYSF provides a network of families and friends who support patients as they fight and recover from sarcoma.


Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation helps fund the following programs at Mass General Hospital:
  • Research
  • Education Network
  • Family Support

Find out more about these programs and how to make donations to support our cause.


The 12th annual 12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk If you are still interested in contributing to the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sarcoma Center. Please make your checks out to MGH-JHYSF and send it to the following address:
Mass General Development
c/o Community Fundraising Gift Processing
125 Nashua St. Ste 540
Boston, MA 02114


The Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation (JHYSF) was created in loving memory of Jennifer Hunter Yates by her family, her friends, & members of the Medical Staff from Massachusetts General Hospital who treated her. Jen bravely fought two forms of Sarcoma, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor & Osteosarcoma, for 17 months until sadly succumbing to these diseases on April 13th, 2004.