Established in 1999, the Sarcoma Alliance is a non-proﬁt 501(c)(3) organization which provides guidance, education, and support to people with sarcoma as well as their family, friends, and caregivers.
Each year in the United States, approximately 16,000 people are diagnosed with sarcoma—rare cancers of the connective tissue which includes soft tissue (e.g. muscle, fat, nerve, blood vessels, cartilage) and bone. It can occur throughout the body and more than 80 subtypes of the disease have been identified. Sarcoma does not discriminate as it strikes both adults and children, male and female.
About 1% of all cancers diagnosed per year in the United Sates are sarcoma. 15% of childhood cancers diagnosed per year are sarcomas. More than half of the people diagnosed with sarcoma will be under the age of 60. Since sarcoma is so rare and divided into numerous subtypes, it is difﬁcult for sarcoma patients, survivors, caregivers, and others affected to ﬁnd others in their situation and get the latest information on treatment and other sources of support.
In July we celebrate Sarcoma Awareness Month to bring awareness to this rare diagnosis and raise funds to support this special community. Our goal is to raise $1 for every person diagnosed this year in the United States.
Your gift to the Sarcoma Alliance provides:
Ø Lifesaving financial assistance grants for patients to seek second opinions from sarcoma specialists
Ø Tireless emotional support through a very challenging chapter in life’s journey via online and in-person support groups
Ø One-to-one healthcare navigation to seek financial assistance and social services
Ø Comprehensive, and authoritative, news, articles, and information to help navigate a rare diagnosis
Ø Sarcoma Exchange — the only sarcoma patient conference that brings people together from around the country to participate in educational seminars with physicians and build relationships with others facing a similar diagnosis
Please join us today to help us reach our goal by July 31, 2019!