Sarcoma Awareness Month

 

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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.

 

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In November 2007, 20 advocates met at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society www.ctos.org meeting in Seattle to build cooperation among sarcoma nonprofits. We agreed that July should be designated Sarcoma Awareness Month. An alliance of sarcoma doctors (sarctrials.org) 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 beatsarcoma.org
Cure for Sarcoma http://www.cureforsarcoma.com/
Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation http://www.cynthiaholmesfoundation.com/
Dani’s Foundation www.danisfoundation.org
Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation dtrf.org
GIST Support International gistsupport.org
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa moffitt.org
Kristen Ann Carr Fund www.sarcoma.com
Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative sarcomahelp.org
The Life Raft Group liferaftgroup.org
LMSarcoma Direct Research http://www.lmsdr.org/
Jared Juggernaut http://jaredsjuggernaut.org/
Northwest Sarcoma Foundation nwsarcoma.org
Sarcoma Alliance http://sarcomaalliance.org/
Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) www.sarctrials.org
Sarcoma Foundation of America www.curesarcoma.org