Suzanne Leider was diagnosed with sarcoma and quickly realized that sarcoma patients fall into a great void. Sarcoma represents only 1% of all cancers and as such, support and resources can be difficult to come by. Four years passed before Suzanne finally met another fellow sarcoma survivor, Wendy Sommers. Deciding this was far too long to wait, Suzanne took action. In 1999, with the aim to provide “guidance, support, and education” for others affected by sarcoma, she founded the Sarcoma Alliance.
Today, we continue to support those whose lives have been affected by sarcoma through initiatives including:
- Granting financial assistance for patients seeking second opinions from sarcoma specialists
- Hosting in-person and online support groups
- Providing the latest e-updates and information on sarcoma
- Presenting the Sarcoma Exchange - a multi-day conference for sarcoma patients, survivors, and their loved ones
- Offering one-to-one healthcare navigation to help sarcoma patients access financial and social services
Patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do here at the Sarcoma Alliance. By contributing to our organization, you strengthen this tireless focus to support everyone affected by sarcoma. Together, we can make a difference.