WA Sarcoma Awareness Week is to be held again this year, to continue with our campaign to educate and inform the WA community about sarcoma.
It is a series of free community activities and events that will raise awareness of a rare and particularly aggressive group of primary bone and soft tissue tumours that can strike with considerable speed, devastating potential and often in young people.
The free program and activities will take place during the week 15-20 June 2015 starting with information booths in several major city and regional shopping centres as well as in the Murray Street Mall in the City of Perth. A scientific symposium with presentations from leading research and healthcare practitioners will be held at the University of Western Australia campus in Nedlands, the with expert speakers providing insights into the current and future options for treatment and care of sarcoma patients.
Our International Keynote speaker, Professor Lee Jeys is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham UK.Birmingham. He specializes in Pelvic and Complex sarcoma resections performing approximately 30 pelvic resections per year. He is recognized as an international expert in computer navigated tumor resections.
Professor Lee Jeys MB ChB, MSc (Ortho. Engin.), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
We will also be joined by Dr Peter Steadman, a Visiting Specialist at both the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Children’s Hospital,Queensland. Peter is a highly experienced orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty in paediatric sarcoma.
RSVP to the Symposium and Sundowner here
WA Sarcoma Awareness week will be the second time that the medical and health professionals and sarcoma survivors will be holding an event in Perth, following the highly successful initial awareness week in 2014. It will again provide an opportunity for medical and healthcare researchers and workers to express their interest and concerns around sarcoma.
Supported by our Ambassadors; industry partners; sarcoma survivors; families and friends of those who have lost the battle to sarcoma and community supporters; information brochures, audio-visual presentations and social media drawing attention to sarcoma and public talks on sarcoma, it is hoped that a very great number of the general public will be made aware of this cancer and will be provided with health information to recognise the danger signs of a cancer that so many people have never heard of until it touches their life.
Download the program here
Shopping Centre Displays
Come and see us at:
Bunbury Centrepoint, Lakeside Joondalup and Karrinyup on June 17th
Mandurah Centrepoint: Garden City, Booragoon: and Southlands, Willetton on June 18th
Murray Street Mall, Perth on June 19th and 20th
Groups and Individuals Involved:
In WA, the Sock it to Sarcoma! group which brings together individuals and organisations concerned with sarcoma will lead the activity. The Hollywood Private Hospital Research Foundation; the Perth Orthopaedic Institute; the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research; the WA Sarcoma Study Group;the Ramsay Hospital group; UWA Orthopaedics Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre are all involved. A large number of individuals will also bring their talent to the activity, including Winthrop Professor David Wood; Professor Richard Carey Smith; Mr Lee Jeys; Associate Professor Peter Steadman; Associate Professor Evan Ingley; Ms Rachel Jones, PhD candidate amongst many others.
Meet Paralympic Equestrian Sharon Jarvis!
Our Sock it to Sarcoma! Ambassador Paralympian Sharon Jarvis will be at Bunbury Centrepoint on Wednesday June 17th, to share the sarcoma message. Join her to hear about her plans for the Rio Paralympic Games and beyond!
We hope also to encourage schools to participate in the event, either by holding an ‘odd socks’ day. Join us at 4.00pm on Friday 19th JUne to hear Lee Jeys speak to the Symposium and learn more about a cancer that comprises 15% of paediatric cancers and 10% of cancers in the 15-25 age group. Stay on afterwards to the Sundowner to meet our sarcoma team.
If you would like to find out more about this event, or would like to assist by holding an event or volunteering during the week, please contact us via our contact page
View our Awareness presentation!!
Thank you to our sponsors!