This Winter Gathering will feature nationally known comedian Tim Gabrielson and a three-speaker panel of sarcoma survivors who will share their personal stories and answer questions from the audience. We hope that everyone who attends leaves feeling uplifted and empowered to lead their best lives. This event is open to sarcoma patients, survivors and their loved ones, but space is limited so register here.
Working Together We Can Change the Story and Save Lives
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Because of our many generous supporters, we were able to exceed our 2016 year-end giving goal raising almost $33,000! Thank you to all who contributed to furthering the mission of RIS in 2016 through your gifts and volunteering of your time and talents. Your commitment and generosity are truly appreciated!
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.