It has been a busy fall for individuals and families wanting to raise money for Rein in Sarcoma and to spread awareness of Rein in Sarcoma. Rein in Sarcoma appreciates all the many efforts to raise money for education, research and patient support. Together as a community we make a big difference.
Throw Down for Beanz 2016
Theresa Baultrippe and her family held their annual Throw Down for Beanz in Gaffney, South Carolina on September 24. It was titled “So You Think You Can Cook? – A Celebration of Good Food and Friends”. In the years since Julian Baultrippe died from Osteosarcoma in 2009, his friends and family have come together to have a cooking and eating bonanza modeled after the Food Network show, Throw Down with Bobby Flay. This year, in addition to the in-person event in Gaffney, many of Theresa and Julian’s friends from all over the country are holding their own special dinners in honor of Julian and sending pictures to Theresa to post on her Facebook page. All the money raised is being given to Rein in Sarcoma for the RIS Julian Baultrippe Fund. Theresa is still accepting money if someone has done a remote dinner for Julian. http//www.reininsarcoma.org/donation-julian/.
Christophe Lenglet participated in the Ironman Wisconsin to raise money for the Nicole Anderson Fund of Rein in Sarcoma. Christophe swam, biked and ran, raising $750 dollars in Nicole’s name. Nicole died this year from Leiomyosarcoma this year after a three-year battle. You can read her sarcoma story. Rebecca Cummins had had a fundraiser in Nicole’s memory last spring and when told of Christophe’s efforts she wrote, “Thank you for letting me know this. It brings such joy to my heart even amidst the sadness of losing Nicole. I am happy to have made a difference and to have started a chain reaction.
Hour of Power
Kevin Franklin is battling sarcoma at the present time. His family, including his wife Sarah and daughters Isabella and Eleanor wanted to do something to raise money for research and to raise awareness of sarcoma. The Swim Teams from Minnehaha Academy and Academy of Holy Angels are holding an “Hour of Power Fundraiser on Monday November 8th at the St. Thomas Swimming pool. It is great to see a family in the midst of battling sarcoma organizing a community effort to help others with sarcoma. Click on the flyer for more information.