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Sarcoma Awareness Month 2022

Did you know that July is Sarcoma Awareness Month?

Did you know that sarcoma is often called the "forgotten cancer" because of its rarity? Because of this, sarcoma is often misdiagnosed. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, "Sarcomas are rare in adults and make up approximately 1% of all adult cancer diagnoses."

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that begins in bone or in the soft tissues of the body, including cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, or other connective or supportive tissue. (National Cancer Institute)

While sarcoma can show in different ways, the most common way is through a lump or bump that may become painful and grows over time. However, this isn't always the case. Learn more about what to do if you find a lump on your body: "5 Tips: I Found a Lump on my Body, Should I Worry?"

Learn more about sarcoma by reading, "7 Tips for Understanding a Soft Tissue Sarcoma Diagnosis"

We are so excited to partner with a number of amazing businesses this month! Find out more about these partnerships as well as how you can support MFJ this month below.

1. Order from during the month of July and 10% of your purchase will be donated to MFJ! Slick Chicks is an innovative, adaptive brand inclusive to all body types. Learn more here.

2. Sips and Dips serves custom sodas, sparkling refreshers, cookies & treats, pretzel bites & dips! During the entire month of July, order a "Move It" and 75% of proceeds will benefit Move For Jenn!
Also, be sure to join us at Sips and Dips on July 27 for family trivia from 5-6pm.
Sips and Dips
5345 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28277

All month long!

3. Sign your kiddo up for an AR Workshop ARtCamp at the Pineville or Charlotte location. Use promo code MOVE4JENNCAMP and $20 of your registration fee will support MFJ plus you'll receive $15 off your registration fee! Learn more.

4. Snack on something sweet at Marble Slab Creamery in the Stonecrest shopping center July 5- 7 from 4-8pm and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to MFJ!

Don't miss out: The Andrews Family will be "celebrity scoopers" at Marble Slab on July 6 from 7-8pm
Marble Slab Creamery - Stonecrest
7800 Rea Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277
July 5-7, 4-8pm

5. Set Move For Jenn as your Amazon Smile beneficiary and shop Amazon Smile, especially if you're shopping on Prime Day on July 12 and 13! By setting MFJ as your Amazon Smile beneficiary, every time you shop on Amazon (using the Amazon Smile URL) a portion of your purchase will be donated to MFJ. 

6. Grab something yummy at the Waverly Panera on Wednesday, July 20 from 4-8pm and 20% of your purchase will be donated to MFJ! Don't forget to show them this flyer. Ordering ahead? Use promo code FUND4U.
Waverly Panera
11630 Waverly Center Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277
July 20, 4-8pm

7. Shop Scout & Molly's in Waverly on July 28 and 15% of your purchase will be donated back to MFJ! Scout & Molly's will also provide sips and sweets.
Scout & Molly's Waverly
7315 Waverly Walk Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28277
July 28, all day

8. Shop at Fleet Feet in Waverly on Saturday, July 30 and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Move For Jenn!

Fleet Feet Charlotte
7211 Waverly Walk Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28277

9. Sign up to participate in the first annual Move For Jenn Open taking place on Monday, August 22 at TPC Piper Glen. Learn more.

10. Speaking of the Move For Jenn Open, head here to nominate our golf tournament for a $10,000 gift from GolfStatus and the Dormie Network. The deadline for nominations is July 4 and you could win a prize as well! The nomination process should take you five minutes or less. Click here.

11. Snag some Move For Jenn swag! We have hats, coozies, t-shirts, tanks, and more.

12. Share this blog post with a friend. You never know whose life it could change!

Are you unable to make these events? Are you not located in the Charlotte area? Give the gift of movement by making a donation to the Move For Jenn Foundation by clicking here.

Are you new to the Move For Jenn family?

Jenn, an active young mother of two, was diagnosed with sarcoma after a nail tech found a pea-sized nodule on her foot during a pedicure. After two misdiagnoses and surgery to remove the nodule that eventually grew into a golf ball sized mass, Jenn learned that she actually had cancer. Read the full story here.

Would you like to learn more about sarcoma and view some of our sarcoma resources? Head to our Sarcoma Resources page.