People en Español has named Zulema Arroyo-Farley among “Las 25 Mujeres Mas Poderosas” (25 Most Powerful Women) due to her relentless dedication to building awareness and fund research for sarcoma a rare cancer.
...Artz Cure Sarcoma, the leading organization dedicated to building sarcoma cancer awareness and raising research funds through art auctions, announces that the Second Annual Artz Cure Sarcoma Benefit Auction will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Corkbuzz Union Square. This year’s auction will include more than 30 works from some of the art world’s most renowned American, European and Latin American artists, in addition to VIP access to meet and greet the artists.
Attendees of the Second Annual Artz Cure Sarcoma Benefit Auction will also be able to meet U.S. Olympic Rugby Team Player Jillion Potter, a sarcoma survivor, and Luis D. Ortiz, star of the hit reality show “Million Dollar Listing New York.”
The event and auction will feature a diverse collection of art and prestige experiences. Paddle8, the premiere destination for art and luxury collectables, will host the global auction online beginning Sept. 13 at http://www.paddle8.com/auction/Artz-cure-sarcoma/. The auction will be open to the public and will close Sept. 28 at 10 p.m...
..."Zulema scheduled her first appointment here in April 2015, at the suggestion of a fellow sarcoma survivor.
She met first with Janice Cormier, M.D., and peppered her with a load of questions. Because of the location of Zulema’s sarcoma (in the anal muscle and left gluteal muscle), her local doctors hadn’t been able to remove the entire tumor, and Zulema knew sarcomas tend to recur. So she wanted to understand all of her options.
“I probably overwhelmed her,” Zulema says. “But I stayed for three weeks my first visit, so I really got to know her. We built a close relationship.”
The importance of thinking ahead
Zulema was particularly impressed with her doctors’ foresightedness.
“They think holistically,” Zulema says. “When I had surgery for anal lesions in November 2015, Dr. Craig Messick, my colorectal oncologist, told me he wouldn’t be able to give me total relief, because if he did, it could compromise the larger sarcoma resection I might face in the future. Knowing that gave me some peace of mind, and allowed me to continue living my lifestyle without compromising it.”
Making a difference
During her time in Houston, Zulema has also gotten to know Keila Torres, M.D. Ph.D., a fellow Puerto Rican who is researching sarcoma.
“I really believe she’s doing God’s work,” Zulema says. “She is one of those unsung heroes that nobody knows about. But you need money in order to run a lab properly, and she shouldn’t be spending her time seeking grants. So I began thinking about how I could help her. It became a challenge for me.”"...