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

2013 Party in the Park- A Huge Success!

2013 Party in the ParkOur 13th annual "Party in the Park" was a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun.  Rein in Sarcoma 2013 featured unlimited carousel rides, continuous entertainment, a large and unique Silent Auction and children’s activities. Read more... 

Introducing the KWRIS Sarcoma Scholars for 2013-2014

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For the past four years the Foundation has awarded scholarships to current medical students at the University of Minnesota to educate them about sarcoma cancers and to also encourage their interest in the field of oncology and research.  During their term of service, Sarcoma Scholars attend the Thursday morning radiation/oncology conference as their schedule allows.  Read more...

Gov Declares Sarcoma Awareness Week in Minnesota

Gov DaytonGovernor Mark Dayton has declared July 21-27, 2013  as Sarcoma Cancer Awareness week in Minnesota. In issuing his proclamation the Governor noted that Sarcoma cancers are often diagnosed too late for effective treatment, and that they are among the most common cancers occurring in children and young adults. Read more....

“Growing Through the Narrow Spots”- Ruth Bachman

Growing Through the Narrow SpotsRuth Bachmans’s new book “Growing Through the Narrow Spots” (released May 2013) is more than a book about cancer.  It is a roadmap of sorts, encouraging the reader to look closely and patiently at all of life’s challenges – narrow spots – to discover the resources, both internal and external, that are present to help navigate the passage.  Resilience is something each of us has access to when facing all of the change that life brings.  No one and no thing is permanent.  Change is inevitable.  Transformation is intentional. Learn more....

RIS Red Flags Video: From "Never Heard of it" to "Caught it Early!"

RIS is excited to unveil our new RIS Red Flags Video: From "Never Heard of it" to "Caught it Early". Produced and Donated by Paul Sandt and Ideatap Sudios with music by Zach Sobiech. Help us spread the word on the "Red Flags of Sarcoma", click here.