RIS will hold it's first annual Chairty Golf Challenge on Friday, August 25 at the beautiful Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, MN. Get your team together for a day of awesome golf and further the RIS mission: educating the public and medical community about sarcomas, supporting sarcoma patients and their loved ones, and funding research directed toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers. Tournament and registration details.
Team Sarcoma, 18 members strong, rode in the inaugural University of Minnesota Chainbreaker Event, raising over $23,000, all of which will be directed to the Rein in Sarcoma Research fund at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.
A BIG Thank You to the Team Sarcoma riders and their supporters! Look for a detailed write up in our September newsletter.
See the Team Sarcoma photo album now!
What is Sarcoma?
Malignant (cancerous) tumors of the connective tissues are called "sarcomas." As cancers of the connective tissue, sarcomas develop fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissue, tendons and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into two main groups - bone tumors and soft tissue tumors. They are further classified based on the type of cell found in the tumor, although all sarcomas share certain microscopic characteristics and have similar symptoms.
What is Rein in Sarcoma?
The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation is a resource for families touched by sarcomas, an uncommon and often lethal group of bone and soft tissue cancers that may strike children and younger adults, leaving an especially tender heartbreak. Often working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, RIS seeks to fund innovative, collaborative and high-impact research.
How can I help?
In Sarcoma Stories you will find firsthand accounts written by sarcoma patients and survivors. You also will find stories honoring those we have lost to sarcoma cancer as a memorial to our love for them and a tribute to their continued impact on our lives.