Sarcoma Cancer is a rare disease, often misdiagnosed, often afflicting children and young adults.
The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.

Welcome to Rein in Sarcoma

Though Sarcomas are rare, you are not alone in your battle against the disease. The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation provides news, resources, and a way to connect to others with the disease. Since our inception in 2001, Rein In Sarcoma has had the opportunity to serve many individuals who, like you, have waged a personal war against this disease.

To learn more our mission, click on our video below.

For more background information about RIS, click here.

We thank you for the privilege of assisting you on your personal sarcoma journey.

  • Our Mission
  • Karen's Story
  • Contact Us
  • Patient and Family Support Programs
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Sarcoma Survivor Stories
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Local and National Resources
  • Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook
  • For newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Red Flags of Sarcoma Cancer
  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


  • Why support to Rein in Sarcoma?
  • Ways to Give
  • Named Tribute and Memorial Funds
  • Plan your own Fundraiser to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma

The 20% Challenge - Year End Donation Match!

2014 Year End Challenge-LogoRein in Sarcoma wants to increase its funding for Sarcoma research by 20% in 2015 so our Board members have issued a special year-end Challenge. With your help we will increase our research sarcoma grant awards in January of 2015 by 20% to $125,000! Learn more and donate....

You Gave to the Max!

GiveMN Logo 2014$14,363 Exceeds our Goal!*

Thanks to the 71 of you who donated to Rein in Sarcoma on Minnesota's Day of Giving, November 13th by Giving to the Max. Thanks to your generosity we exceeded our $12,000 goal and were able to fully match our $6,000 in Challenge Gifts from two anonymous donors!  You were apart of an unprecedented day of giving where Minnesotans cheered on their favorite causes, like Rein in Sarcoma and raised over $18 million dollars, a record by any state for a day of charitable givingLearn more...

Throw Down for Beanz 2014

Throw Down-Gaffney SC A Celebration of Good Food & Southern Hospitality

Recently the Baultrippe family hosted their annual Throw Down for Beanz celebration in memory of Julian Beanz Baultrippe who lost his battle with osteosarcoma in 2009 at the age of 21. Since his passing, the Baultrippe family has celebrated Julian’s birthday with an annual fundraiser, the Throw Down 4 Beanz to raise money for research and increase awareness of sarcoma cancers. Read more see the slide show...

Introducing the Eight 2014-2015 RIS Sarcoma Scholars

Sarcoma Scholars 2014-2015Thanks to the generosity of Jan and Tim Maudlin as well as payment for two additional scholars from the Roby Thompson Musculoskeletal Fund Rein in Sarcoma has eight very talented and enthusiastic Scholars. This year in addition to increasing our University Scholars from three to five we have added three scholars from the Mayo Medical School. All eight Scholars started their year with a sarcoma boot camp at Dr. Dusenbery’s home. Meet the Scholars and Read more...

The Healing Quilt- Celebrating Great Lives

 Janet Hansen"The Healing Quilt"  - Have you ever snuggled under a homemade quilt? If you have enjoyed this privilege, you may understand the love that comes right down, through the stitching. When Janet Hansen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 30, her mother came to help her. Selflessly setting aside her own life for a time, Janet’s mother moved in, then accompanied her to countless appointments and hospital stays. In the midst of all this treatment, Janet’s mother decided they should make a quilt, together. A healing quilt, to wrap Janet up in love. So they did. "Wrapping Yourself in Love" The sarcoma story of Janet Hansen. Read Janet's (and Dalores') story...