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.

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  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
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  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


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RIS earns Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal

CRC  Meets Standards SealKaren Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation recently went through a review with the Charities Review Council, and we are glad to announce that Rein in Sarcoma meets all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards and was awarded the “Meets Standards” seal. Read more…

3rd Annual RIS Mini Medical School Convenes Feb 4

On Saturday February 4,  Dean-for-a-Day, Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery, will convene the 2012 class for the Third Annual “Rein in Sarcoma” Mini-Medical School at the University of Minnesota. The 2012 RIS Mini Medical School will feature a "behind the scenes" look at the University of MN Sarcoma Group. 

The all-star faculty will be composed of Dean Dusenbery and other key members of the University's all-star sarcoma team.  Read more...

"Riding with a Purpose" - 2012 Mud Dog Ride

Mud Dog Ride 20102012 Mud Dogs To  Push On without Snow

Despite the shimmer of brown grass and temperatures closer to end of March norms than early February, CJ Ramstad¹s Mud Dogs will "push on regardless" in their quest to keep the spirit of snowmobiling, CJ Ramstad, and Eric Skogman alive, and even more importantly raise money for the Rein In Sarcoma Foundation. In true Mud Dog fashion, their  decision to ride the snowless ditches from Madelia,Minnesota to Fairmont, Minnesota, where the Minnesota United Snowmobiler¹s Association Winter Meeting will be held this weekend, was a creative and last last minute decision necessitated by our "snowless winter".

Pat Bourgeois speaking for the 2012 Muddogs said "The new snowless 40-mile ride will be traversed using old-school leaf spring snowmobiles that have certainly seen "better days". No matter, our cause is just and our resolve unwavering." 

The 2012 Muddog Riders now ask that your determination to help bring awareness and find a cure for Sarcoma is of equal vigor. Read more..

Third Annual Throw Down for Beanz

Theresa wins the Best Wings Contest!
For the third time, Theresa and Jasmine Baultrippe gathered their family and friends together to celebrate the life of Julian "Beanz" Baultrippe, without his physical presence.  Julian died far too young, but he taught us by fine example to embrace the life we have. Triple chocolate cake, tender roast beef and broasted Asian wings are just a few of the menu items that made this event a success. Read more...

Interview: Dr. Brenda Weigel- The Hope Doctor

Brenda WeigelI once heard University of Minnesota Associate Professor and medical oncologist Brenda Weigel referred to as “the hope doctor.” It is easy to see why this could be so. Dr. Weigel radiates a sincere and vital hope, fueled by her research seeking better cancer treatments but grounded in her experience treating cancer patients. “Far too often,” she has faced situations where there was “nothing else to do” for patients. But she also has seen recoveries in recent years that would have been unimaginable, just 10 years ago. Read full interview...