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PETITION - DESIGNATE JULY AS SARCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

SARC would like to share their support to a new petition created on We the People, a new feature on https://www.whitehouse.gov/, and ask for your support. Will you add your name? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by July 28, 2017, the White House will review it and respond! We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the White House to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the White House will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/officially-designate-july-sarcoma-awareness-month

Here's some more information about this petition:

Officially Designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month

Sarcoma doctors, scientists and patients urge the designation of July as Sarcoma Awareness Month. A rare cancer of soft tissue and bone, sarcoma is often found after it has already advanced. Recognition of July as Sarcoma Awareness Month will aide in raising the profile of this “forgotten cancer.” Increased awareness can lead to people receiving earlier diagnoses, better treatment, and more research. Sarcoma represents 20% of childhood cancers and 1% of adult cancers. Each year brings nearly 15,000 new cases and 6,000 deaths. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of approved treatments available and a significant need for new and innovative therapies. Sarcoma advocacy organizations, non-profits, and other institutions support July as Sarcoma Awareness Month.