Thank you for your generous year-end donations, which helped us exceed our $40,000 goal and will enable RIS to increase our levels of support for education, patient and family support and research in 2018! Read about the human connections made through RIS that are helping to change the sarcoma story.
Join us at Bachman's Lyndale Garden Center on Sunday, January 28th for the RIS Winter Gathering. All sarcoma patients, survivors and their families and those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma are encouraged to join us. This will be an afternoon to find hope and support, to share, laugh and learn with others in the sarcoma community. See event 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.