In a collaboration to mark global awareness month, Sock it to Sarcoma and the Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation will host a series of free podcasts, to provide sarcoma patients and their families with a reliable resource from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. This series will be hosted by popular Sydney media identity, Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli and seasoned podcast presenter Cathrine Mahoney, creator of “So I quit my day job”.

In episode one we discuss how Sock it to Sarcoma and CRBF were incepted, and why, the need for what we do, our aims, and the current research we are funding. Special guest for the episode will be Dr Densie Caruso, CEO of the Australia New Zealand Sarcoma Association, discussing sarcoma. What it is, symptoms, and the importance of seeking professional advice, via a sarcoma specialist multi-disciplinary team.

Episode two will be broken into two parts, and will see patients from a cross section of sexes, age groups, and differing sarcoma subtypes, speaking about their experience from the moment they were symptomatic, diagnosis, treatment and beyond. This will be a raw account of each patient’s journey, with a special section on fertility and survivorship.

Episode three will see the spotlight shone on the families, friends, siblings and those who have tragically lost a loved one to sarcoma. This will provide a sensitive insight into managing the family dynamic leading up to diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. It will also explore grief, and the dire impact of losing a loved one to this cancer.

Episode four sees us finishing on a very positive note, when we hear from our leading researchers, clinicians, and a psycho-social researcher, covering a myriad of topics, which will provide hope for the future for all sarcoma patients.