Join us on Monday, July 24th at Como Park for the 2017 Party in the Park - a fun, family-friendly fundraising event, open to the public. Register online now and have access to start bidding in the Silent Auction this weekend! We are still looking for volunteers, especially for the Children's Arcade. For more information: Party in the Park. Sarcoma Family Picnic registration closed July 18.
Ride your bike as part of Team Sarcoma in the upcoming University of Minnesota Sponsored Chainbreaker, a cycling experience with the core purpose of funding cancer research. The event takes place August 11th - 13th with a Friday evening kickoff celebration, Saturday start of all ride options (25, 50, 80 or 180-miles) in Eagan, MN, and Sunday conclusion of the 180-mile route. All dollars raised by Team Sarcoma will fund University of Minnesota sarcoma research through RIS research grants. Not a rider? Support Team Sarcoma by sponsoring an individual rider or the entire RIS team. Go to the official Chainbreaker site for more information and to register or make a donation.
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.
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.