It takes unwavering support and dedication to defeat this terrible disease. For RIS to continue to increase our levels of support for education, patient and family support and research, we need you!! Read about the human connections made through RIS that are helping to change the sarcoma story. It's a great time to make your donation count double - all year-end donations will be matched through a $10,000 challenge grant!
Thank you to the Patient and Family Support Committee organizing team, the outstanding guest leaders, musician and to all of the participants for a wonderful evening of remembrance and fellowship. Read highlights and see photos of the 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.