Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Sarcoma Family Picnic and Party in the Park! What a wonderful evening, sharing stories, giving and receiving support, enjoying the great entertainment, ceremonies, carousel rides and fun activities. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made such a successful event possible. And thanks for your generous donations, silent auction, raffle ticket, concessions and merchandise purchases to raise record proceeds of over $90,000, netting over $68,000 in funds for sarcoma research, raising awareness, and patient support! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the night and will return again next year!
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.