All who are interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend the 2017 Party in the Park Kick off meeting and celebration, Tuesday, March 14. For the first time ever, we are holding this meeting at Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul. The Signature Cafe food truck will be available from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., along with a free beer or root beer. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. We've added a brewery tour at 6:00 p.m. - so be sure to sign up for a fun and productive evening!
Recruit your broomball team now to participate in a brand new fundraising event for RIS, or sign up as an individual. Learn all about the First Annual RIS Broomball Tournament which is being organized by our Sarcoma Scholars. Not a broomball player - then donate to RIS in support of your favorite team/individual and/or volunteer to help make the event a great success!
Hope to see you on March 22nd!
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.