RIS invites all who have lost a loved one to sarcoma to gather with us on Thursday, November 30th for an evening of remembrance and fellowship. The gathering will take place 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Solar Arts Building in Minneapolis. See event details and be sure to RSVP by November 20th.
Through your generous Give to the Max donations, along with a challenge match of $10,000, we have raised $21370 towards the RIS mission of supporting patients and their families, educating medical professionals and the public about sarcoma cancers and funding research to improve outcomes for sarcoma patients. Thank You!!
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.