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Support Resources

Your experiences are real. Your story is powerful. We encourage you to join a support group or sign up for sarcoma mentorship.  Find and connect with others like you. You are not alone.

I want to give current patients something I did not have when I first started, which is someone to let them know what they can expect from treatment. By serving such guidance to those going through what I went through, they can feel more hopeful that they too can beat bone cancer.

JeffPediatric Osteosarcoma

It’s ok to be broken. It’s ok to be scared. It is so tremendously important to feel whatever you need to feel.

Hagenson of Synovial Sarcoma Angel Nick

As time went on, I started to realize that this was my life now. Why am I pondering on the past? I needed to make peace with this new me and love her and rebrand myself. I’ve gained a respect for my body that I never knew existed. I love me and all of my flaws. I am beautiful. I am unwavering and unapologetically me.

BrandiEwing Sarcoma

Sarcoma Alliance Groups:

Facebook Support Group

The community is very active and supportive on the Sarcoma Alliance Facebook Support Group. The group has several thousand members.

Imerman Angels

One-on-One Cancer Support

The Sarcoma Alliance and Imerman Angels believe that nobody should face cancer alone. In 2020, we established a partnership to ensure that people facing sarcoma have the opportunity to connect with someone who has been on a similar journey. Through their unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone, anywhere, and at any stage in their cancer journey, with someone who faced a similar diagnosis and experiences—a “Mentor Angel.”

Groups Hosted by Others:

We aim to keep the below section updated with the groups we know about. If you know of a group not yet on this list, please email us at so we can add it.


Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA)

Cozy Cancer Corner for Young Adults – Started by two osteosarcoma survivors, this support group is for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their late teens, twenties, and thirties.  Check them out on Facebook or on Instagram at @cozycancercorner.

13thirty Cancer Connect – Offers online and in-person (New York) peer programs for adolescents and young adults facing cancer, connecting them to other people who understand. Programs vary from art and wellness to social gatherings. Learn more 13thirty’s peer programs here.

Chondro and Chordomasarcoma

Chondrosarcoma Care & Support GroupVisit the Facebook Group 


LMS National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation – Facebook Support Group

Leimyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) –  LMSDR Facebook Group


Liposarcoma Q&A on Facebook  – A private group to disseminate scientific information about liposarcoma. Several sarcoma expert physicians participate in this group including Sarcoma Alliance Board Member, Dr. William Tseng.

Liposarcoma Survivors on Facebook – A private support group for patients and survivors only.


The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) is a charitable organization, dedicated to providing information and support to cancer patients and those who care for them through Internet mailing lists and Web-based resources. Visit their website.

CancerCare Patient Support Group Visit their website. 

Cozy Cancer Corner for Young Adults – Started by two osteosarcoma survivors, this support group is for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their late teens, twenties, and thirties.  Check them out on Facebook or on Instagram at @cozycancercorner.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Online Support Group Visit their website.

Sarcoma Sunflower Brigade – Sarcoma Support Group on Facebook. To join, click the link below or email Mary Anne Oldford (Patient, Founder, & Administrator) at

Smart Patients – an online community where patients and families can learn from one another.

United States


Sarcoma Support Group at Arizona Cancer Center
The Arizona Cancer Center would like to invite you to our quarterly Tucson Area Sarcoma Support Group. We have formed an exciting partnership with The Arizona Cancer Center. All meetings will take place at the AZ Cancer Center, North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson – Room 1290, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm MST. This meeting is for sarcoma survivors and caregivers. All are welcome. Parking is free. Refreshments will be served.

The quarterly meetings will take place in mid January, April, July, and October. Detailed information will be sent to you – upon request.

For more information, please call oncology social worker, Jill Winter at (520) 694-0845 or


Cancer Support Center LA — Support groups, individual counseling, healthy lifestyle classes, educational workshops, children/teen/family support, and social programs provided at no cost. 1990 South Bundy Drive, Suite 100 Orientation meeting required – Tue. 6 – 7 PM or Fri. 10 – 11 AM. For more information, contact:

Patient and Caregiver Support Group at Saint John’s Health Center No RSVP Required. Free Valet Parking Available with Validation. 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 1st & 3rd Thursdays of Each Month, 6-8PM For additional information contact: Cherie Nassi, LMFT – 310.314.2555 ext. 2602,

We have formed an exciting partnership with The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. All meetings will take place at The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. This meeting is for sarcoma survivors and caregivers. All are welcome. Meetings are currently offered virtually via ZOOM on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 11 AM – 1 PM. CSCRB also provides weekly support groups, healthy lifestyle classes, educational workshops, Kids/Teens support and activities, social programs, and individual/couples/family counseling all completely free of charge. Please note, our temporary location is 121 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. For more information, please contact (310) 376-3550 or


University of Miami Health System The Sarcoma support group will provide education and support for patients affected by sarcoma. It is open to sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Meetings take place once a month from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in Sylvester Conference Room 1301 at 1475 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Snacks will be provided and parking will be validated. Please check Sylvester.Org for the most up to date information or contact the Sarcoma Social Worker, Marlene Morales, LCSW,MCAP, ICADC at 305-243-4193 for more information.


Emory Winship Cancer Institute’s Young Adults With Cancer Support Group. This is a one-hour creative process support group open to all cancer diagnoses for young adult patients (ages 18-40). The first meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm in the Glenn Building at Emory University Hospital Midtown (PDF with directions and building map). RSVP Required. For RSVPs or inquiries, please contact facilitators Russell Brown or Nikita Burke at:


Sarcoma Support Group at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Support group for sarcoma patients, spouses, family members, and caregivers. The group meets on Saturdays at 11:00am, 12th Floor Conference Room, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave. For more information and to register, please contact Maricel Tenorio at 312-567-2044.

The Sarcoma Cancers Networking Group provides an opportunity to meet with others experiencing a sarcoma diagnosis and their caregivers. The purpose of this group is to exchange information, strategies for making decisions, and support for navigating the cancer experience. This group is offered at no cost for anyone with a sarcoma diagnosis and their caregivers. The group meets bi-monthly on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Wellness House, 131 North County Line Road Hinsdale, IL 60521. For additional information, contact Ellen Nieman at or 630-654-5198.


Sarcoma Networking — Moderated by a counselor, this support group is for sarcoma patients and survivors. Sarcoma Networking meets monthly on every 4th Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently, the group meets virtually, but when in-person sessions resume the Clubhouse will host free dinner at 6:00pm just prior to the meeting. Interested participants must register for a free membership with Gilda’s Club to join and confidentially share their diagnosis as part of the registration process. To register or learn more, please contact Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana at (502)-583-0075. To view upcoming group meetings, please refer to this calendar.


Massachusetts: Sarcoma Support Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute This group provides mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connections between patients to decrease feelings of isolation. The group meets the first Monday of each month, 12:30-1:30pm. Parking is free and validated in the Smith Garage (located at One Jimmy Fund Way). Registration required. Call Molly Williamson MSW, LICSW at 617-582-9617 to register or for more information.

New York

Virtual Sarcoma Support Group hosted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. This is a live, online support and education group for people undergoing treatment for sarcoma. It offers them the opportunity to discuss issues that may arise through the course of their treatment, to share their personal experiences, and to provide practical and emotional support for one another. Discussions are led by social workers and meetings occur every third Wendesday of the month from 12-1pm EST. The group is open to everyone, though registration is required to join. Email to learn more and/or to register.


Sarcoma Support Group at The James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University This support group in Columbus, Ohio started in June 2006 and is open to individuals with sarcoma and/or their caregivers. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm (no meetings in December). Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Second Floor, Rm. 2002, 1145 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43212. For more information please contact JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.

South Carolina

South Carolina: South Carolina Virtual Community
A virtual community of people facing sarcoma that that never leaves anyone behind. Members are instantly welcomed into a network of other people and their families, friends, and support groups. Support comes from the emotional web that is weaved with fellow survivors and for those in need, there is limited and targeted financial support as well. For more information about the group or their community activities, please visit and explore their website and join them on Facebook to keep up with all of the latest news and events.


Don’t See a Support Group Near You?

Anyone can start a sarcoma support group. That anyone could be you! Sarcoma support groups are currently few and far between. More groups are needed around the world, and YOU can start one!

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