The 9th annual Heat It To Beat It!


2.2 Mile Walk or 1.1 Mile Walk


Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:30 am

(rain or shine)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1 Safari Place
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217


$40              Adults and children 12 or over ( registering on or before August 26)    

$48              Adults and children 12 or over (registering after August 27)  

$15               Children ages 3-11

Registration includes:

Admission to the Zoo good for all day
Event T-shirt
Music and activities

To maximize our time together, all activities will be on Sunday morning. There will not be a gathering or shirt pick-up on Saturday evening.


7:30 am               Registration Opens

8:30 am               Walk Begins

9:15 am               Music, Activities, Program

10:00 am             Enjoy all of the exhibits and fun at the Zoo


Dr. Sardi

Heat It To Beat It, is a walk to raise awareness and funds for peritoneal carcinomatosis research and education.  Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a common and complex presentation of a variety of cancers of the abdominal cavity. This cancer can originate from tumors of the appendix, colon, rectum, ovary, stomach, and small bowel, and from primary peritoneal tumors and mesothelioma.

Since its inception in 2010, Heat It To Beat It has raised over $870,000 to support research led by Armando Sardi, M.D., Director of the Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Sardi and his colleagues, Dr. Vadim Gushchin and Dr. Kurtis Campbell, are among the few surgical oncologists in the world who are experts in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Dr. Sardi is also one of the earliest practitioners in the treatment protocol for patients with this disease, using heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). For many patients, this surgery is the only chance of long-term survival. There have been many scientific reports showing the benefit of this treatment; however, there is a lack of awareness about the disease and patients often struggle to be correctly diagnosed and treated.

Now in its eighth year, this patient led event is focused on generating awareness for the life-saving HIPEC treatment. for This special event unites patients, their families and friends, who come together to share their experiences with other survivors, while raising funds to continue research trials and the Surgical Oncology research scholar program at The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.

We invite you to share your support for Heat It To Beat It by registering to walk, forming a team or making a donation.  When you support this event you become part of the movement to advance awareness of and HIPEC treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis.

For more information on how to support Heat It To Beat It, please email

To learn more about research trials at Mercy Medical Center, please click here.

To read patient stories, please click here.