Dear Friend of the Sarcoma Foundation of America,
What do the Holidays Mean to you?
“Sarcomas are bad, bad, actors.” The doctor’s solemn warning still echoes in my head and reverberates through my whole body this time of year… nearly 20 years after he uttered the words.
The holiday season can bring excitement and anticipation as well as fond memories of frenzied shopping trips, festive parties, and spending time with loved ones. But for me, sketchy images from a raw, colorless day in November of 1998 also flash through my mind.
“Your son has a rare aggressive cancer called alveolar soft part sarcoma. There is no known cure.”
He was three. We were shattered. The holidays would never be the same again.
Because of your support, the SFA and the sarcoma community have come a long way since that bleak day so many years ago.
- Two new drugs have been approved for all sarcomas
- Five new drugs have been approved for subtype-specific sarcomas
- Research in immune therapy is showing promise in sarcoma treatments
- Advocacy efforts have paved the way for the FDA to show increased
flexibility while considering the rarity of sarcoma
But despite our progress, much more has to be done to find the cure for all sarcomas.
In this season of giving, I am asking for your further support in finding the cure in our time by donating now. Please know your loving gift of $50, $100, $200, $500 or more will have a huge impact on the lives of all the moms, dads, and kids, wishing only to be home for the holidays celebrating with their families, not in a hospital terrified, planning “best case” treatment options with their doctors.
You can make a real difference for these patients. Put your donation to work immediately by making your gift online at www.curesarcoma.org/year-end.
My Jeffrey lost part of his tongue but not his life to sarcoma. Others are not so fortunate. Your gift is the gift of hope – the strongest weapon in the daily battle against sarcoma. Please make your most generous gift today.
Thank you for all you do and for being with us every step of the way. The Sarcoma Foundation of America could not accomplish anything without you!
With great appreciation,
Patricia “Tricia” Thornton
Co-Founder and Board Member
P.S. If you have already made a year-end gift, thank you!
Please pass this onto a friend who can join you in supporting the work of Sarcoma Foundation of America. Happy Holidays!