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

2011 "Party in the Park" Commenorative T-Shirts on Sale- while supply lasts

While they last, a small number of 2011 Party in the Park Commemorative T-Shirts are available and on sale!  Featuring the unique Sunflower Image by Jeff Numainville, this beautiful T-shirt is available in both Tangerine and Charcoal Colors and a variety of sizes.

Thanks for Making 2011 "Party in the Park" a Huge Success!

Under glorious skies, and our largest attendance ever, our 11th 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.  Celebrating our 10th year as an organization the July 25th Party included something special for all the 1,500+ people who attended. Read more....

"Race for Grace" - August 6th - Registration Now Open!

The Third Annual Race For Grace will be held on Saturday morning, August 6th, at Eastview High School, Apple Valley, MN. This year's race will include both a 1 mile walk/run and a 5k (3.1 mile) walk/run. The Race for Grace is a fundraising event that was made in honor of Grace Nelson after her diagnosis of Rhabdomyosarcoma in January 2009. ALL proceeds from the event are given to the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation for Sarcoma cancer research, support, and education. Read more...

Interview - Dr. Ed Cheng: "It is a Privilege"


Dr. Ed ChengIt is hard to watch patients die. Yet getting to know people who face cancer and seeing how they persevere can be gratifying and inspirational. Treating cancer patients helps keep University of Minnesota Professor and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ed Cheng grounded and provides him with perspective. Dr. Cheng considers it a privilege to be a physician, to have the opportunity to care for people every day. Read more...

RIS Mud Dogs Make $6,900+!

The 3rd Annual Mud Dog Ride for RIS coincided with the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association 30th annual Winter Rendezvous, at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in the Alexandria area, February 10-13, 2011. Over $6,900 has been contributed to date from over 130 supporters! You can honor Eric's life and still support the Mud Dog's "ride with a purpose" by making your pledge or making your donation now.  Read more.