The Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canadais Canada’s national organization dedicated to providing patient support and education while working with Canada’s leading research institutions to eradicate the disease.
Sarcoma cancer attacks the connective tissue within the body, causing tumours within muscle, bones, nerves, fat and blood vessels. It occurs in both children and adults.
People around the world know the story of Canadian icon Terry Fox, who ran across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Fewer know, however, that the disease which claimed Fox’s leg -- and later, after his heroic efforts, his life -- was osteosarcoma, a form of sarcoma cancer of the bones. Even more importantly, since Fox lost his battle with cancer in 1981, much progress has been made in treating and curing this insidious disease.
There is always more work to be done. To learn how you can become involved and support the fight against sarcoma cancer, visit the You Can Help page of our website.