The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.
RIS to Launch New Red Flags Educational Campaign
At the Party in the Park on the July 23rd Rein in Sarcoma will launch the Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Campaign, a new initiative developed to educate and increase awareness of sarcomas within the medical community and also with the general public. To help spread awareness of this rare but devastating disease, and to recognize the start of our Red Flags Campaign, Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming July 23 -30, 2012 the first ever “Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week” in Minnesota.
Join us at the opening program at 6:30 at the main stage of the Party in the Park, to meet members of the Red Flags of Sarcoma Medical Advisory Group, composed of doctors from both the University of Minnesota and Children’s hospitals, who will officially introduce the campaign to the public. From there, follow the red flag to our display table in Sarcoma Corner where to get your copy of our new public education brochure which highlights the warning signs of sarcoma. In addition the brochure contains short sarcoma stories and an introduction by Red Flags spokesperson, Ruth Bachman. At the table you can also meet our new 2012-2013 Sarcoma Scholars, third year medical students from the University of Minnesota who are interested in learning as much as possible about the disease.
The goal of the Red Flags of Sarcoma Campaign is to raise awareness about the disease because proper diagnosis and treatment is essential for better outcomes for sarcoma patients. This initiative, along with ongoing research, will hopefully strengthen the overall mission of KWRISF and also diminish the impact of sarcoma to countless patients and their families. We need your help to spread the word about the important warning signs, the red flags, of sarcoma.
Governor Mark Dayton’s proclamation of “Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week” in Minnesota, ties in perfectly with the Party in the Park and the launch of the Red Flags Campaign to bring greater awareness of sarcoma cancers. Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your sarcoma story with everyone you know and give them a copy of the brochure.