Did you know that sarcomas represent 1% of all cancers but 15% of all childhood cancers?
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many children that means back to school and all the excitement it brings. But instead of worrying about new clothes and school supplies, children fighting sarcoma are dealing with terrifying visits to the hospital for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
You can help change that! Your contribution to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) will provide hope to a young boy like Damon, whose doctors discovered osteosarcoma in his left arm when he was just 9 years old; for Christopher, a high school freshman on the high school baseball team who was diagnosed with angiosarcoma in his right throwing arm; and for a child like Emily, who was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver before her first birthday.
These young lives lost so much innocence to this insidious disease, but happily, all are now thriving. But we need to do more.
More for children like Logan, a precocious 4-year-old who was discovered to have Rhabdomyosarcoma. He underwent six weeks of radiation without sedation, nine months of outpatient chemotherapy and multiple surgeries and hospitalizations and for the most part…all with a smile! But with your help, there is hope!
- Hope for more pediatric sarcoma research
- Hope for gentler, more effective sarcoma therapies
- Hope for earlier, more accurate sarcoma diagnoses
- Hope for more stories of children surviving sarcoma
Because sarcomas show simpler changes in DNA than other cancers, they may hold the secrets to unlocking the mysteries of all cancers, putting us on a path toward finding the cure! The Sarcoma Foundation of America fights every day on behalf of all children with sarcoma and is determined to rid the world of this relentless thief. But we can’t do it alone. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the SFA today!
Please know your loving gift will have a huge impact on the lives of countless children who right now are not suffering back-to-school jitters, but who are fighting for their very lives.
Thank you for giving real hope during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!