Sarcoma awareness isn’t limited to a single month or day of the year—it’s something we need to consider 365 days a year.
However, in July, we have an opportunity to bring sarcoma into the spotlight and increase awareness of its sinister nature and the challenges it poses. A time to direct the spotlight on those impacted by a sarcoma diagnosis—those living with it, their families, carers, survivors, and those forever missed who no longer walk beside us.
This month, CRBF is focusing on our young. Sarcoma affects all ages, but its impact on the young is particularly harsh. Throughout July, we will shed light on the heart-breaking reality faced by young sarcoma patients, driven by alarming mortality rates that show no signs of abating.
Sarcoma, a cancer that can arise anywhere in the body, is often misdiagnosed—especially young people, where symptoms are mistakenly attributed to growing pains, sports injuries, or the anxieties of adolescence.
Joining with us this July will be ten prominent Australians who reflect on their journey from childhood to success in their respective fields, and their immense contributions to Australian society.
What significance do these stories have to sarcoma? They provide a poignant contrast to the experiences of young sarcoma patients who we will also hear from. Far too often, their hopes, dreams, and aspirations are abruptly taken away. Lives changed irreversibly, leaving behind untapped potential.
By listening to these inspiring insights, we hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on the immense losses suffered by our young people diagnosed with this cancer. Loss of childhood, freedom, identity, friendships, time, and tragically, life itself. Sarcoma can alter the story at a crucial stage of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development, disrupting regular milestones, hindering the dreams of our young.
Together, we can bring hope, support, and a renewed sense of purpose to those impacted.
Let’s rewrite the narrative—don’t let sarcoma end the story.
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