Sarcoma Awareness Month



Support Sarcoma Awareness by signing the White House petition to officially declare July as Sarcoma Awareness Month. 100,000 people need to sign the petition for the White House to respond, so please sign the petition and take a moment to share with friends and family. Click here to sign!

Sarcoma doctors, scientists and patients urge you to designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month. A rare cancer of connective tissue – including nerves, muscles, fat, joints, and bone – sarcoma is often found after it has already advanced. Recognition of July as Sarcoma Awareness Month will help to raise the profile of this “forgotten cancer.” Increased awareness can lead to earlier diagnoses and better treatment.



In November 2007, 20 advocates met at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society meeting in Seattle to build cooperation among sarcoma nonprofits. We agreed that July should be designated Sarcoma Awareness Month. An alliance of sarcoma doctors ( supported us. We don’’t know any sarcoma nonprofit that opposes this effort. We have worked since 2007 to get a resolution introduced in Congress.

Nonprofit organizations and institutions that have supported this effort:

Beat Sarcoma
Cure for Sarcoma
Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation
Dani’s Foundation
Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation
GIST Support International
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa
Kristen Ann Carr Fund
Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
The Life Raft Group
LMSarcoma Direct Research
Jared Juggernaut
Northwest Sarcoma Foundation
Sarcoma Alliance
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC)
Sarcoma Foundation of America