July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Interested in spreading the word about sarcoma but aren’t sure how? Looking for a bit of inspiration for Sarcoma Awareness Month during July and year-round? Want to educate others?

Due to sarcoma’s rarity, many people—medical professionals included—are not familiar with this deadly disease. By educating others and raising awareness, you not only support those affected by sarcoma but are delivering information that has the potential to save lives. From simply wearing yellow to hosting your own fundraising event, there are a number of ways that you can participate in the movement. Below are some ideas to get you started.

Harness the Power of Social Media

Put that posting, scrolling and liking towards raising awareness and educating others. Share facts, stories, pictures, or even memes—whatever inspires you and speaks to your followers! Check out our Instagram account for some facts and inspiration!

Create

Whether you like to cook, paint, sculpt, build, screen-print, or sew, you can use your creations to raise awareness. Bring your products to a local market, start an online Etsy shop, post them on Instagram, or even hand them out at your local grocery store or civic center. The sky’s the limit!

Challenge Your Community

Create a challenge or contest to do with your coworkers, classmates, friends or family to raise awareness and educate others.

Distribute Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are a symbol used by sarcoma communities around the globe to remind those affected by sarcoma that they are not alone, they are strong, and there is always hope. By distributing sunflower seed packets with informational cards about the Sarcoma Alliance, you’re spreading this message to others while raising awareness. Use our Sunflower Days cards or create your own!

Get Active

Whether you walk, run, paddle, or play table tennis, you can raise awareness by setting a personal goal or joining a local event or competition. Turn it into a team effort by inviting your colleagues, friends, or family to join you or to cheer you on from the sidelines. If you’re up to an extra challenge, you can even create your own campaign on CrowdRise and select the Sarcoma Alliance as the charity you’re raising funds and awareness for.

Host an Event

Feeling adventurous? Host an event of your choice to raise awareness and funds (if you wish) for the Sarcoma Alliance. Supporters have previously held benefit concerts, bake sales, golf tournaments, and even sunset walks on the beach. Love to cook? Host a dinner party or a cookoff. Love dancing or visual arts? Why not organize a workshop or exhibition? Love knowledge? Host a trivia night! 

Illuminate

Ask local businesses, parks, or even the airport to display yellow lights in honor of those affected by sarcoma.

Wear Yellow

Many people choose to wear yellow in honor of those affected by sarcoma. Go classic by sporting yellow clothing, get funky with yellow hair dyes, weaves, or accessories, or be creative with some makeup! Looking for some inspiration? Glam by Katelyn did a beautiful look for Sarcoma Awareness Month 2019.