The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.
"Party in the Park" 2012 Program
When: Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Where: Cafesjian’s Carousel and Como Park Visitors Center, St. Paul
Individual: $15.00 or more!
The Public is Welcome and Invited!
Pre-Registration is now closed. Please Register at the Party!
Our 12th annual "Party in the Park" will be a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun. Rein in Sarcoma 2012 will feature unlimited carousel rides, continuous entertainment, a large and unique Silent Auction and children’s activities. Rein in Sarcoma not only raises funds to benefit sarcoma cancers research and physician education, but it is also intended to provide hope and relief for patients and their families from the isolation of these rare and dangerous cancers.
Just prior to main event, RIS and American Family Insurance will host a free picnic for sarcoma patients, survivors, loved ones and for those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma. For the sixth consecutive year, American Family Insurance is sponsoring our picnic. Advanced registration is required.
Location: the East Picnic Grounds
2012 Picnic Registration is now closed. To learn more, click here.
Rein in Sarcoma 2012 Preliminary Program 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Thanks to our 2012 Corporate Sponsors
Gold Ring Sponsors
Silver Ring Sponsors
Brass Ring Sponsors
|Click on logos above to learn more about our wonderful 2012 Sponsors!|
Announcements and greetings from RIS leadership and physicians. Learn about the Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation and our accomplishments. Join us in celebrating the inauguration of the RIS Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Campaign (see belwo).
Entertainment - Main RIS Entertainment Stage (Continuouss live entertainment)
- Sponsored by Ruth Bachman and the Hourglass Project (6:00 - 6:30 pm and 7:15 - 9:15 pm)
8:40 - 9:30 pm - Minnesota Favorite Tonia Hughes with Rachael Kroog
The Twin Cities recording artist and actress is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest. Her vocal style is colored with melodic acrobats and elements of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock and Worship. The fusion produces a delivery that is authentic, incomparable and electrifying! More more info about Tonia, click here. Appearing with Tonia is RIS favorite versatile performer, singer and songwriter, Rachael Kroog,
Performing 9:00 - 9:15 with Illumination Fire Troupe.
8:00 - 8:25 - Northern Gael with Ross Sutter with Laura MacKenzie and Danielle Enblom
Well known for his exceptional baritone voice, Ross Sutter is superb singer of traditional song. He plays an impressive collection of instruments (dulcimers, button accordion, bones, guitar) and is a dynamite player of the Irish bodhran. A Bush Foundation Performing Arts Fellow, Laura MacKenzie has been well-honored in the world of traditional music, performing on a dazzling array of wind-powered instruments (flutes, whistles, pipes, concertina). She is also a fine singer, and her duet vocals with Ross are especially captivating. When joined by dancer, Danielle Enblom, they become Northern Gael.
The musical chemistry of Ross and Laura MacKenzie is a blend of warmth, humor and understanding, gained through years of performing together. They specialize in concerts of Celtic music - their vocal harmonies on the songs of Robert Burns are a special treat. Their family programs include Irish, Scottish and English song games, and a multitude of musical instruments.
DIRTY SHORTS BRASS BAND will give us a taste of New Orleans Dixieland. Dirty Shorts is a Minnesota original. They are a six piece New Orleans style brass band, playing everything from rock n' roll to swing. People can't help but get up and dance, march, or do whatever the music moves them to do. To see the Dirty Shorts Brass Band in action, click here. Performing 5:50 - 6:30 pm strolling and leading picnic attendees to event and again at 7:05 - 7:35 pm on RIS Main Entertainment stage.
7:40 - 8:00 The INTERNATIONAL FIDDLE CONSPIRACY - from the Young Fiddlers and the Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag. Twenty One Fiddlers from the U.S. and Sweden! They range in age from 16-24 years old. Their director is Margaretha Mattsson. It will have you dancing on the grass!
RIS Food Concession - Next to the Carousel (6:00 - 9:00 )
Enjoy ice cream, soda, water, sub-way sandwiches, chips and more at the RIS Food Concession Stand.
Free Family Activities - Along Sarcoma Avenue
Moon Walk 6:00 - 9:00
Face Painting 6:15 - 8:15
Bubbles 6:15 - 8:30
Mr Fun 6:30 - 8:15
Golf Putting 6:00 - 9:00 (with great prizes for winners)
Arcade Games 6:00 - 8:30
Chair Massages and Haircuts - All Proceeds to RIS!
Sarcoma Corner - Main Sidewalk in front of Visitor Center - (6:00 - 9:00)
Featuring information about sarcoma cancers, story boards of persons affected by sarcoma, RIS Sarcoma banner. University of Minnesota sarcoma doctors and researchers will be on hand to answer your questions (6:15-8:45).
Mini-Medical School - Discover how you can attend the fourth University Mini-Medical School (scheduled for next February 2nd) designed exclusively for lay people who are interested in sarcoma cancers.
A major new educational initiative, The Red Flags Sarcoma Eduction Campaign will be inaugurated at this year's Party in the Park. The Red Flags Campaign is cooperative venture of Rein in Sarcoma, the University of Minnesota, and Children's Hospitals and Clinics. The program be launched during the opening program at 6:30 pm. Learn more...
Sun Flower Shoppes - Visitor Center Entrance & In front of the Carousel
Featuring Rein in Sarcoma merchandise: T-Shirts, wristbands, posters, stationery, and the official Rein in Sarcoma Coffee Mugs available in both 11 oz. and 15 oz. sizes. Other items include “Groovy Girls,” Willow Creek Angels, as well as “Sarcoma Knows No Borders” wristbands. Some items can be ordered on this website. Click here for additional information.
Over 200 exotic and wonderful items to bid on in our best ever RIS Silent Auction, located at the air conditioned Visitor Center Porch. A catalog of auction items including some you can bid on-line will be available on July 5th If you would like to donate an item to the 2012 RIS Silent Auction, click here.
Auction Check-Out - 8:45 - 9:45 Visitor Center Porch
RIS Family Stage - Visitor Center Atrium (7:00 - 8:30)
The RIS Family stage will feature great entertainment for children throughout the evening. Located close to the Silent Auction, this is the perfect spot to have your kids entertained while you bid for the cause! Performing this year:
ROSS SUTTER - Ross Sutter is a very popular performer who plays an impressive array of folk instruments - guitar, bodhran, button accordion, dulcimer, bones - but is best known for his singular baritone voice. Ross loves to sing Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian songs, as well as favorite American traditional and popular songs.
He has performed on radio, television and at festivals, and works regularly in schools teaching the songs and folk dances that he has collected over the years. His rapport with children is extraordinary, but he also possesses the unique ability to thoroughly entertain the parents and adults in the audience as well. For more on Ross, click here. Performing at 7:15 pm.
Big Fun Show! – A one man circus of comedy juggling, magic and audience interaction. Wacky and creative, it combines many arts into one show. Join Dave Wallbidge in this zany and exciting show that will please the whole family! To learn more about Dave Wallridge and his Big Fun Show, click here.
Performing at 6:45 pm and 7:45 pm
Sarcoma Garden of Hope - Along Sarcoma Avenue (6:15 - 8:15)
Build a bird feeder with Elpis Enterprises! Create Sunflowers. Make paper sunflower hats. The Sunflower is the national symbol for finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.
The Tribute First Carousel Ride (6:50 pm) - Sponsored by Fairview
The evening's first ride will be reserved for sarcoma patients and survivors as they ride in support of cures for sarcoma cancers.
Ride on Cafesjian's Carousel Get in line for unlimited rides on the beautifully restored Cafesjian's Carousel with 68 magnificent horses and carriages. Handicapped accessible
Wellness Center - Therapeutic Massage - Main sidewalk (6:00 - 9:15)
Take a break and relax with a massage or even get a haircut! (all proceeds benefit RIS)
Grand Prize Raffle Drawing - Main Stage (8:30) - Sponsored by Building Arts
Raffle Tickets are $5.00 per ticket over $4,500 in prizes, Including A Montana Big sky Vacation, $1,000 in cash, the new Third Generation Apple IPad and more. Winner need not be present to win. Learn more, Click here.
Closing Ceremony - Main Stage and Visitor Center Moat (8:45 - 9:30) Sponsored University of Minnesota Physicians
The Closing Ceremony is a time of Remembrance and Celebration. Luminarias will be lit and will line the moat in front of the Visitor Center.
- New RIS Named Tribute and Memorial Funds will be honored and all named funds recognized.
- Special music and images honoring sarcoma survivors, patients and those lost to sarcoma.
- A reading of sarcoma survivors, patients, and those lost to sarcoma
- Special music by Tonia Hughes and Rachael Kroog.
You may register for a luminary to honor a sarcoma patient or survivor, or in memory of a sarcoma patient at the closing ceremony table located just outside of the visitor center's entrance or at the picnic preceding the Party in the Park.