RIS will host our first ever Fall Fundraiser on October 13, 2016. We hope you can join us in changing the story as an attendee, sponsor or through the donation of an auction item.
Every year, approximately 15,000 people will be diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in the United States. Rare and often misdiagnosed, sarcoma affects both children and adults. Over the past fifteen years, Rein in Sarcoma has reached thousands of people through its three-pronged commitment to sarcoma research, support and education.
With your generosity, we can change the sarcoma story from “Never heard of it” to “Caught it early”.
See RIS’ Fall Fundraiser for more information on this exciting event.
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.