A push to increase awareness of sarcoma is an ongoing, year-round mission for us at the Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation (EDDF). However, Sarcoma Awareness Month (July) is recognized as a month that is especially important for all of us to increase awareness and fundraising to help end this forgotten disease. As an organization this is our second year participating in Sarcoma Awareness Month and we have some plans that everyone can get involved with!
Over the next few weeks you’ll see us detailing all of these campaigns in much greater detail – but we wanted to give you a preview of EDDF’s plans for Sarcoma Awareness Month 2013.
First off is our Aware 30 Campaign. This is an informational awareness campaign in which we will post 30 days of facts (one per day) about sarcoma on our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest page. You’ll see the facts posted on recognizable icons designed for the campaign.
We will also be asking everyone to take a new pledge as part of our I’m Aware Because I Care campaign. The people who take the pledge will be recognized on Facebook. Click here to take the pledge.
What do you want to say to sarcoma? Our Six Words to Sarcoma challenge is another way for people to spread awareness of sarcoma in July – no matter where you live. In July, all you need to do is download and print our Six Words to Sarcoma template from the website. Fill in your six words to sarcoma, then take a photo with your sign and submit it! Or, just snap a photo with your phone and upload it to Twitter or Instagram with the tag #SixWords2Sarcoma. Share your photo with your friends and family and ask them to vote for your submission. The top three voted entries will receive a Team Eric prize pack, including a water bottle, travel mug, tote bag and more. Three voters will also be randomly selected to receive their own Team Eric prize pack!
Calling for volunteers! If you’re in the area, please feel free to volunteer, donate or attend our yard sale/bake sale July 20. We know we have some good volunteers out there!
Time: 7am – 2pm
Location: 1725 Kiltartan Drive, Dallas, TX 75228
For questions, volunteering, and donation of items, please contact Charles at (214) 662-6579 or email@example.com. Donations are tax deductible.
We would also would love to see you join Team Eric and set up your own volunteer event. Whether you live in Los Angeles, Long Island or anywhere in between (or beyond) you can get involved through our Crowdrise page. We have so many talented supporters and there are so many ways you can organize your own event. We’ve detailed a few in a previous article.
So, whether you are near or far, you are welcome to join in the awareness campaigns we have organized for Sarcoma Awareness Month. Look for more updates on our website and social platforms to get involved!