Over 1000 people from at least nine different states came together for a beautiful evening at Rein in Sarcoma’s 17th annual “Party in the Park.” The experiences were delightful and moving, and advanced our work to support sarcoma research, provide patient and family support, and raise sarcoma awareness. Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the event’s success! The festivities kicked off with the annual sarcoma family picnic, sponsored by D’Amico Catering and attended by over 400 sarcoma survivors, loved ones, and those directly touched by sarcoma. At dusk, the event closed with a beautiful ceremony including lighted luminaries, the presentation of named funds, music, and fire dancing.
The Party in the Park was presented by Walser Subaru with key additional support from the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Cancer Care, Building Arts, Minnesota Oncology, Ergodyne, Restoration, and D'Amico's Catering. The evening was full of fun, education, and community support. Activities included carousel rides, musical entertainment, haircuts, pictures with princesses and Minnesota mascots, face painting, children’s games and shows, a silent auction, the "Sarcoma Garden of Hope", and "Sarcoma Corner." As the sun set on the beautiful night, names were read “in memory” and “in honor” of those who were personally affected by sarcoma. Touching stories were shared during the presentation of named funds, while decorated luminaries lit the area.
Highlights of the 17th Annual Party in the Park and Sarcoma Family picnic:
Rein in Sarcoma proudly invites you to our 2nd Annual Fall Fundraising event, October 12th at the beautiful Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.
Please consider joining our co-chairs for the evening, Dr. Denis Clohisy and Dr. Brenda Weigal of the University of Minnesota, for an amazing night to support our mission of education, patient and family support and improving treatment and finding cures through research.
Contact Paul Giel, Director of Development for Sponsorship opportunities, 612-618-4841. Individual tickets and table sales (for eight) will be available August 26 online. Looking forward to making an impact, together. For more details.
The first ever Chainbreaker Ride is coming this weekend (August 11-13) and Team-Sarcoma is “ready to ride.” Thus far, 13 Team-Sarcoma riders have raised over $18,000 for Sarcoma cancer research at the University of Minnesota! There is still time to ride and still time to support our team and sarcoma research at the U of MN!
Tom Boardman, Team-Sarcoma co-Captain explains, “We have a new and exciting opportunity in partnering with Chainbreaker, a national movement to end cancer that that focuses on bike rides to raise funds, and the University of Minnesota, our longtime collaborator. I hope many of you will ride and support the Team Sarcoma maiden Chainbreaker ride. Rides vary from 25, 50, and 100 miles to a two-day 180 mile ride with 100% of the proceeds for the benefit of sarcoma research and education at the University of Minnesota.”