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 Mini-Medical School: "Finding Cures for Sarcoma Cancers"

Dr Jamie ModianoRIS Mini-Medical School Dean, Katheryn Dusenbery is pleased to announce that our fifth annual RIS Mini-Medical school that will highlight the very promising sarcoma research being conducted by the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Jaime Modiano. 2014 RIS Mini Medical School: “Going to the Dogs” – Finding Cures for Sarcomas through Canine Research will be held Saturday, April 12th 8:00 am to noon and presented in collaboration with University of MN School of Veterinary Medicine at the very new U of MN Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building. The event is free to all RIS supporters but advanced registration is required. Read more and register....

Board Member Profile: Maren Hilton

Maren HiltonMaren Hilton, MD has been giving her time and talents to the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation for over 8 years. For most of that time, Maren was an active Board Member, holding the responsibilities of the Secretary.

Karen was a close friend and the Wyckoff family remain dear friends. After Karen's death, Maren was honored to be involved with RIS. Read more...

RIS Community "Gathers" for Support and Celebration

Approximately 70 individuals attended the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma’s Gathering on Sunday, January 26.  We are so glad that you could make it, in spite of the weather. For those who were not able to be there-we are looking forward to seeing you next time. Read more...

RIS Welcomes Our First Executive Director- Kate Bottiger

Kate BottigerOn behalf of the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation Board of Directors, the Selection Committee and Transition Team is pleased to introduce and welcome Kate Bottiger to Rein in Sarcoma as our first Executive Director. 

Kate is an established leader and visionary with excellent non-profit experience working with Boards of Directors and Volunteers. Her professional background includes successfully leading areas of growth within program services, public advocacy, and volunteer management. Kate's proven capability for leading, motivating, and developing staff/volunteers from diverse backgrounds and experience will compliment our talented volunteer base. Learn more about Kate...

"Riding with a Purpose" - The Muds Dog Ride Again in February!

MUd Dogs RideThe 2014 annual Mud Dog Ride for RIS will coincide with the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association 32nd annual Winter Rendezvous, February 6-9 at the Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Event Center in Mahnomen, MN in memory of snowmobile rider, Eric SkogmanThis year an anonymous donor is issuing a $1,500 Mud Dog Challenge Grant!  This donor has committed to match all new 2014 Mud Dog paid pledges  through Saturday, February 9th or when the challenge is met. Read more...