Sarcoma Cancer is a rare disease, often misdiagnosed, often afflicting children and young adults.
The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.

Welcome to Rein in Sarcoma

Though Sarcomas are rare, you are not alone in your battle against the disease. The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation provides news, resources, and a way to connect to others with the disease. Since our inception in 2001, Rein In Sarcoma has had the opportunity to serve many individuals who, like you, have waged a personal war against this disease.

To learn more our mission, click on our video below.

For more background information about RIS, click here.

We thank you for the privilege of assisting you on your personal sarcoma journey.

  • Our Mission
  • Karen's Story
  • Contact Us
  • Patient and Family Support Programs
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Sarcoma Survivor Stories
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Local and National Resources
  • Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook
  • For newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Red Flags of Sarcoma Cancer
  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


  • Why support to Rein in Sarcoma?
  • Ways to Give
  • Named Tribute and Memorial Funds
  • Plan your own Fundraiser to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma

Rein in Sarcoma Garage Sale - September 17 & 18

Shoreview, Garage SaleFor Your Spring Cleaning - Save the Date!

Our ninth annual Rein in Sarcoma Garage sale will be held Thursday and Friday, September 17th  and 18th in Shoreview. As you do  your Spring Cleaning set aside your best ietms and doante them to our 2015 Garage Sale. If possible please hold on to your items until August 1, but if you need to dispose of precious items before then contact RIS and we will work to store them for you! 

U of MN Surviorship Conference - May 2

2015 Survivorship ConferencePlan now to attend the 10th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, at the McNamara Alumni Center, This timely and highly infromatitive day will address topics important to cancer survivors and their families. Cancer survivors ages 16 and older, parents, spouses, significant others, health care professionals, school administrators and social workers can benefit from this educational conference.

Planning 2015 Party in the Park is Underway!

March 2015 Kick off MeetingPlanning for the 2015 Party in the Park has begun! Although we are in the very beginning stages of planning, we are in the process of creating a spectacular event. On Monday night March 16 many veteran and new Rein in Sarcoma (RIS) volunteers gathered for the 2015 Party in the Park Kick-Off Meeting and Celebration at the University of Minnesota Orthopedic Clinic. Read the whole story.....

KWRISF Awards $125,000 for 2015 Research & Education

The RIS Board authorized $125,000 at its January  Board meeting for 5 new sarcoma research projects through the U of M Masonic Cancer Center and three RIS Sarcoma Cancer Fellowships fot the 2015-2016 Academic year.  In addition the Board authorized 2015-2016 RIS Madulin Sarcoma Scholarship for both the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Medical Schools. These awards are the direct result of the broad and deep support that RIS received from so many of you in 2014.

Mud Dogs Ride to International Falls!

Mud Dogs 2015

Over $4,100 Raised To Date!

This morning (Thursday, February 12, 2015) , the car thermometer read -17 so the Mud Dogs milked the most out of breakfast and moved slowly when getting ready in hopes that the thermometer would kick up a few degrees. By 11:30, though, it was do it or forget it and six riders left Melgeorge's Resort on Pelican Lake near Orr and took off on an indirect route to International Falls. Read more....