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.

Rein in Sarcoma "Party in the Park" Program

When: Monday, July 20, 2009 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Where: Cafesjian’s Carousel and Como Park Visitors Center, St. Paul

Suggested Donation:

Individual: $15.00 and Family: $20.00

Our 9th annual Party in the Park will a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun.  Rein in Sarcoma 2009 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 intended to provide hope and relief from the isolation of these rare and dangerous cancers.

Sarcoma Family Picnic  4:30 - 6:00 pm - Sponsored by American Family Insurnace

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. Sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by American Family Insurance. Prior registration is required. Located at the East Picnic Grounds To learn more, click here.


Rein in Sarcoma 2009 Preliminary Program 6:00 - 9:15 pm


"Fields Of Gold" - The Sunflower is the national symbol of a cure for sarcoma cancers

RIS 2009 Sponsors

Gold Ring Sponsors
Fairview Health Systems
Brass Ring Sponsors











Family Entertainment - Main RIS Entertainment Stage (Continuous live entertainment)

(6:00 - 6:30 pm and 7:15 - 9:15 pm)

CYRIL PAUL & THE CALYPSO MONARCHS  Anyone who has ever experienced this band goes home with a smile on their face and a happy heart. Performing 7:00 - 7:45 and 8:35 - 9:15 with Illumination Fire Troupe. (Click on the CD cover to hear a sampling of Calypso Monarchs' music.)



DICK & JANE'S BIG BRASS BAND will give us a taste of New Orleans dixieland. Dick and Jane's Big Brass Band has brought the Twin Cities it's own brand of New Orleans street, or Second Line, Music for the past 14 years. People can't help but get up and dance, march, or do whatever the music moves them to do. Performing 6:00 - 6:30 pm strolling and leading picnic attendees to event and 7:50 - 8:30 pm on RIS entertainment stage.


 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 (with great prizes for winners 6:00 -9:00)

Arcade (6:00 - 8:30)

Sun Flower Shoppes - Visitor Center Entrance & In front of the Carousel

Featuring Rein in Sarcoma merchandise, "Groovy Girls," Willow Creek Angels, RIS wristbands, "Sarcoma Knows No Borders" wristbands, RIS stationary and T-Shirts, and new Official Rein In Sarcoma Coffee mug available in 11oz and 15 oz sizes. Some of these items are available for order on this web site, click here for further info.

Sarcoma Corner  - Main Sidewalk in front of Visitor Center

Featuring information about sarcomas, 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 - Learn how you can attend a University Medical Mini-Medical School, exclusively designed for lay people interested in sarcoma cancers

Rein In Sarcoma Silent Auction -  Visitor Center Porch (6:30 - 8:30)

Over 200 exotic and wonderful items to bid on in our best ever RIS Silent Auction, located at the air conditioned Visitor Center Porch . The all new RIS 2009 Internet Auction and Auction Catalogue are will open July 8th through July 18th. If you would like to donate an item to the 2009 RIS Internet and Silent Auction, click here

Auction Check-out 8:30 - 9:00 Visitor Center Porch

RIS Children's Stage - Visitor Center Atrium (6:30 - 8:30)

New in 2009, The RIS Children's 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!

Sarcoma Garden of Hope - Along Sarcoma Avenue (6:15 - 8:00) - Sponsored by the RIS Beverly Osterman FundMaking Birdhouses in the Garden of Hope

Bird feeder building with Elpis Enterprises Sunflower making Sunflower starter pot decorating and planting The Sunflower is the national symbol for a cure for sarcoma cancers


Rein in Sarcoma Official Welcome Festivities - On Main Stage (6:30 pm)

Greetings from RIS leadership, physicians, special announcements. Learn about Rein In Sarcoma and accomplishments to date.

The Tribute First Carousel Ride (6:50 pm) - Sponsored by Fairview

The evenings first ride will be reserved for sarcoma patients and survivors as they ride in support of International Sarcoma Awareness Week and Team Sarcoma. Rein in Sarcoma is an official event of International Sarcoma Awareness Week. Click to learn more.

Carousel Rides - Cafesjian's Carousel (7:00 - 9:00)

Ride on Cafesjian's Carousel Get in line for unlimited rides on the beautifully restored Cafesjian's Carousel. -  68 magnificent horses and carriages - handicapped accessible

Wellness Center - Main sidewalk  (6:30 - 8:00)

Take a break, relax with a massage

Grand Prize Raffle Drawing. - Main Stage (8:30)

Raffle Tickets are $5.00 per ticket. Winner need not be present to win.

Closing Ceremony - Main Stage and Visitor Center Moat  (9:00)  Sponsored by Fairview

Closing Ceremony RIS Remembrance and Celebration Luminarias will be lit and line the moat in front of the Visitor Center. You may register for a luminaria to honor a sarcoma patient, survivor or remember a sarcoma patient at the registration tables.