If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been affected by sarcoma in some way. You’ll remember the first time you heard the word. Sarcoma.
Maybe the GP had to explain it to you. Maybe your loved one sat you down to tell you about it. Maybe you had to Google it.
But now you know, and chances are, you wish you had known earlier.
If more people knew what sarcoma was, they would get that lump checked out earlier. If more GPs knew more about the signs of sarcoma, they could refer people earlier. The earlier sarcoma is diagnosed, the greater the chance of successful treatment.
This year let’s get the message out there that sarcoma is cancer. It's not as rare as we had thought.
Let’s not leave things to chance. Let’s tell everyone that sarcoma is cancer this July.
Ways to get involved
- Host a Big Picnic
- Raise the page for Sarcoma UK
- Take part in the Sarcoma UK Support Line on Facebook Live
- Change your profile pic for a week
- Share a short video with people who haven't yet heard of sarcoma.
- Design a t-shirt
Host a Big Picnic
The Big Picnic is back! Join us and host a picnic in your community – at work, in a local park, in your garden, or at your club or school – to raise vital funds for sarcoma research and support.
Raise the page for Sarcoma UK
Most people don’t know what sarcoma is. You know. We know.
So let’s tell them.
Tag us, use the hashtag #SarcomaIsCancer and we’ll help you spread awareness.
Design a t-shirt
Calling all artists or budding artists! Use your creativity to help people understand what sarcoma is by designing your own t-shirt.
We'll put three of your designs for sale on our shop so you will help amplify awareness and raise vital funds.
Join the Sarcoma UK Support Line on Facebook Live
Sarcoma Specialist Nurse, Helen Stradling will be taking your questions live on Facebook at 1:30pm, Thursday 5 July, so if there is anything you ever wanted to ask about anything related to sarcoma, this is the time.
Send in your question during the broadcast or, in advance to the Support Line, marking it for Facebook and telling us whether we can use your name.
Update your profile pics for the week
Let's make as much noise together as we can during Sarcoma Awareness Week.
Change your profile pic on Facebook and Twitter for Sarcoma Awareness Week. Encourage your friends and family to do the same and let's take over social media to raise awareness.
What else can I do?
- Make a donation. Even a small amount can go a very long way.
- Share our Sarcoma Is Cancer page. It's a good introduction for anyone new to sarcoma.
- Share our Sarcoma is cancer video with your friends and contacts. Download a copy for Instagram.