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A PROJECT POWERED BY LOVE

🎗️ July is Sarcoma Awareness Month! 🎗️

Our goal

Sarcomafree Foundation

We strive to increase global awareness of sarcoma and offer vital funding for sarcoma cancer research and treatment worldwide. Our primary focus is to support clinical research projects that specifically address the needs of young adults and children affected by this disease.

In 2024, the American Cancer Society predicts:

Around 13,590 new cases of soft tissue sarcomas in the United States.
Approximately 5,200 people are expected to die from soft tissue sarcomas.
Ewing sarcoma most often occurs in children between the ages of 10 and 20.

What is Sarcoma?

LIFE-STEALING DISEASE

There are roughly 100 distinct subtypes of sarcoma, which can be categorized into two primary types: soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma. This cancer affects people of all ages, being particularly common among children and young adults.

Sarcomas represent 15% of all childhood cancers. They are significantly less common in adults, accounting for only about 1% of adult cancer cases.

Some sarcomas can’t be removed with surgery. If the sarcoma has spread to other parts of the body, treatment can often control the tumor but not cure it.

LET’S TURN RESEARCH INTO CURE TOGETHER

100% of the funds raised will support life-saving research

Join our mission.

Together, we can make a powerful impact and bring hope to countless lives. Your support is a big step towards unlocking the cure for this destructive disease.

  • Hope

  • Awareness

  • Cure

  • Hope

  • Awareness

  • Cure

About Ivo

Sarcoma patient story

In the fall of 2020, my fiancé Ivo was diagnosed with a very aggressive soft tissue sarcoma in the peritoneum. He went through all possible phases of treatment for this terrible disease – chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.

During his treatment, he began to share his story, symptoms, treatment and side effects, wanting to help anyone facing this type of cancer. His treatment lasted 15 months, and we spent the last 60 days of his life in the hospital.

It was devastating to watch my loved one die in cruel agony. All I could do was hold his hand until his last breath and pray. There are no words to explain the pain and depth of such a tragic experience.

Today I know that simply fulfilling Ivo’s wish and telling his story is not enough. The disease is aggressive and develops very quickly in children and people under 30 years of age, which is why the urgency of finding a treatment is huge. Therefore, in memory of Ivo and with hope for the sick, we are founding a family foundation to help find a cure for sarcoma.