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

July Declared Sarcoma Awareness Month In Minnesota

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Governor Mark Dayton has declared July as Sarcoma Awareness month in Minnesota. Many activities are occurring through out the month my RIS and our Partners culminating in the July 27th Party in the Park. In his declaration Gov Dayton and the Secretary of State stated:

5th Anna Rogotzke Memorial Kickball Tournament - July 18

Rogotzke Kickball Tournament 2014-1The FIFTH ANNUAL ANNA ROGOTZKE MEMORIAL KICKBALL TOURNAMENT and FAMILY FUN DAY will be held Sanborn, Minnesota on Satruday July 18 to honor the life of Anna Rogotzke. The tournament is apart of  July Sarcoma Awareness month activities, declared by Gov Dayton.

RIS at the MN State Fair

Driven To Discover BuildingFor the first time RIS will have a real presence at the MN State Fair as a part of  the University’s Driven to Discover Building. This is a unique opportunity to both conduct research and spread the word about Sarcoma Cancers. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS WORK.

Our Sarcoma Scholars under the direction of Dr. Dusenbery (Amber Retzlaff chief author) have written a survey with the purpose of assessing what the average Minnesotan knows about sarcoma.

2015 Party in the Park Program & Registration

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Monday, July 27, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Cafesjian’s Carousel & Como Park Visitors Center, St. Paul 

Registration is now open! - Click here!!

Our 15th annual "Party in the Park"will be a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun.  Rein in Sarcoma 2015 will feature unlimited carousel rides, continuous entertainment, a large and unique Silent Auction and children’s activities. Rein in Sarcoma not only raises funds to benefit sarcoma cancers research and physician education, but it is also intended to provide hope and relief for patients and their families from the isolation of these rare and dangerous cancers.  Read about the 2015 Party Program and Register Now....