Sarcoma Cancer is a rare disease, often misdiagnosed, often afflicting children and young adults.
The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.

Welcome to Rein in Sarcoma

Though Sarcomas are rare, you are not alone in your battle against the disease. The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation provides news, resources, and a way to connect to others with the disease. Since our inception in 2001, Rein In Sarcoma has had the opportunity to serve many individuals who, like you, have waged a personal war against this disease.

To learn more our mission, click on our video below.

For more background information about RIS, click here.

We thank you for the privilege of assisting you on your personal sarcoma journey.

  • Our Mission
  • Karen's Story
  • Contact Us
  • Patient and Family Support Programs
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Sarcoma Survivor Stories
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Local and National Resources
  • Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook
  • For newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Red Flags of Sarcoma Cancer
  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


  • Why support to Rein in Sarcoma?
  • Ways to Give
  • Named Tribute and Memorial Funds
  • Plan your own Fundraiser to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma

RIS Supporters Gave to the Max!

Give to Max 2012 LogoOur thanks to the 61 of you who donated $9,315 to Rein in Sarcoma through Give to Max Day on November 15th. Your generous donations released $5,000 in matching funds from two anonymous donors. In addition we received a major donation of $5,000 by the Middleton family in memory of Jackie Middleton. This amazing outpouring of support from the sarcoma community brought the total Give to the Max donations to Rein in Sarcoma to $19,315! We are one step closer to making Sarcoma even rarer. Read more....

Throw Down For Beanz 4 - Great Food & Great Friends

Throw Down For Beanz BuffetThe last weekend of  October the Baultrippe family once again celebrated the life and cherished memory of their son, brother, and uncle--Julian “Beanz” Baultrippe in what has become an annual tradition, the Throw Down for Beanz. The tradition began in October, 2009 just a few months after Julian’s passing from osteosarcoma when the family was still in a state of huge grief as a result of their loss yet searching for a way to celebrate his birthday. Read more...

RIS Fall Gathering a "Real Treat"

Charlie MaGuire Perfroms at Fall RIS GatheringA “real treat” for the sarcoma community happened at The Rein in Sarcoma Fall Gathering held at Arneson Acres the weekend before Halloween.  Forty attendees including new patients, long term survivors and families who had lost someone to sarcoma came together to listen to each other and to share their own stories. Read more...

RIS Launches Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Campaign

Red Flag of SarcomaThe Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Campaign was officially launched at Rein in Sarcoma's 12th Annual Party in the Park on July 23rd. This multi-year initiative will strive to significantly increase earlier and proper diagnosis of sarcoma cancers thereby increasing sarcoma survival rates by as much as 20%.

The Red Flags Campaign is a cooperative effort of Rein in Sarcoma and Sarcoma physicians from the University of Minnesota and Children's Hospital  and Clinics of Minnesota.  Read More...

Thanks for Making 2012 "Party in the Park" a Huge Success!

2012 Party in the Park

Under great skies, and our largest attendance ever, the 12th Rein in Sarcoma "Party in the Park" was a huge success!  It was a time of celebration, reflection, remembering, hoping, and just plain fun. The "Party" once again encompassed the entire mission of the Rein in Sarcoma to support, educate, and fund cures for sarcoma cancers. It is expected that this year's event will raise over $75,000 for the mission of Rein in Sarcoma!  Celebrating our 11th year as an organization the July 23rd Party included something special for all the 1,500+ people who attended. Read more...