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 Teaching Future Doctors - A Medical Student's Perspective

Sarcoma DayAs a Rein-in-Sarcoma Scholar, I had the privilege of being part of this year’s Rein-in-Sarcoma (RIS) lecture which targets second year medical students about to start their clinical rotations. Actually, this year was special because I unintentionally got to help and participate in two separate lectures. Learn more...

Join us in Planning the 2012 "Party in the Park"

The 12th Rein in Sarcoma "Party in the Park", will be held on Monday evening, July 23rd  at St. Paul's Cafesjian Carousel and Como Park Visitor Center.  The Picnic Pavilion and the Visitor center have been reserved and RIS leadership and Committee work is underway under the leadership of our new event chair, Christin Garcia. Join us in making our 2012 "Party" our best ever. Read More....

"A Whole New Life"- RIS Premiers New Video

Whole New LifeDr. Edward Cheng of the University of Minnesota, presents moving stories of young people's nervousness, courage, and optimism before and after amputation surgery in the treatment of bone sarcoma cancer. "A Whole New Life after Bone Sarcoma Surgery" sensitively presents the incredible and uplifting stories of two young persons, Mariah and Luke who, in their own words, speak to their cancer and amputation experience. More and see video...

RIS Min-Medical School Explores Sarcoma Tumors

Kudos to “Dean” Katie Dusenbery and faculty members, Chinsoo Cho, Randi Weaver, Carlos Manivel and Shelly Marette, for presenting an outstanding curriculum for the 3rd Annual KWRIS Mini Medical School. 

28 students attended the Mini Medical School (MMS) on Saturday, February 4 at the Radiation Oncology Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and received a big picture view of the work Sarcoma Group in treating patients. Read more...

2012 Mud Dogs Complete "Snowless Ride" for RIS!

Mud Dog 2012 Riders Complete Ride2012 Mud Dogs Ride without Snow

Despite the shimmer of brown grass and temperatures closer to end of March norms than early February, CJ Ramstad¹s Mud Dogs "pushed on regardless" in their amzing 40 mile 2012 Mud Dog Ride. Our brave riders rode 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.

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