September means back to school for many. For us at the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), it also means bringing awareness to the kids and teens fighting Sarcoma. You see, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Did you know that TWENTY percent of all pediatric cancers are Sarcomas?
Children fighting Sarcoma are dealing with terrifying visits to the hospital for surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Your gifts to the Sarcoma Foundation of America will provide hope to kids like:
- the toddler diagnosed with rhabdomyosaroma when their milestones should be learning to walk–and run.
- the school-aged child that has a pain at a soccer game and ends up with an osteosarcoma diagnosis
- and the teenager learning about their Ewing’s Sarcoma in high school along with their studies.
These young lives lose so much innocence to this insidious disease. These examples represent just a few of the children and teens battling Sarcoma.
Some children live through the battle.
Some sadly end their battle leaving behind parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents questioning why.
And some children and teens are bravely fighting their battle now.
- 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
The Sarcoma Foundation of America fights every day on behalf of all children (and adults) with sarcoma and is determined to rid the world of this relentless thief. But we can’t do it alone.
Because of donors like you, we’ve invested over SEVEN million in Sarcoma research with significant investments in pediatric Sarcoma research projects across the country.
As part of this month’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, honor the kids and teens in the fight by supporting SFA today. Please know your loving gift of $20, $50, $100 or more will have a huge impact on the lives of countless children who are not suffering back-to-school jitters, but who are fighting for their very lives.
Bert Thomas IV, PhD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer