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

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...

''My Own Wings'' Solo Album to Benefit RIS

Nicj WingNick Wing has just released his solo album "My Own Wings" on iTunes and it is soon to be released on Amazon.  25% of album sales and 50% of individual sales of"Never Let You Go,"  "Say Hey, Its OK" and "Time of Our Lives" will be donated to Rein in Sarcoma and the Elinda Wing endowed scholarships at University of Kentucky and Ohio University. Read more...

Race for Grace raises $21,500 and counting to create "Hope today to cure tomorrow"

Race for Grace-2011August 6th the 3rd annual Race for Grace took place under sunny skies at Eastview High School.  The Race for Grace was created in 2009 by Aubree Tsurusaki and a "committee" of classmates to honor their friend Grace Nelson who was undergoing treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma.  The amazing group of girls were just fourteen at the time and with three years of work and dedication to searching for a cure for sarcoma they have raised almost $80,000. Read more...

"Party in the Park" Slideshow Now Available

Watch the 2011 "Party in the Park" Slideshow 

Our 2011 Photographers did an outstanding job of covering our 11th Rein in Sarcoma Party. Our thanks to Mike and Kelly Klarich of M & K Photography who donated their professional time and talent to covering the event and to Ron and Ingred Eggert who are veteran RIS leaders and accomplished photographers.  Over 200 images are in this year's slideshow from over 500 images taken at the event.  See them all at RIS functions throughout the coming year. To view the slide show, click here.

RIS Fall Garage Sale- September 22 - 23

Shoreview, Garage SaleRIS Garage Sale  -  Volunteer! Donate!

Our sixth annual Rein in Sarcoma Garage sale will be, Thursday and Friday, September 22nd and 23rd at 3312 Richmond Avenue in Shoreview. We need many more Volunteers to make this the most successful event ever. Read more...