As our amazing 2017 comes to a close, we ask our sarcoma community to help RIS again with our year-end request, sweetened with a $10,000 challenge gift! If you are still considering a year-end donation, we are excited to announce an additional challenge match of $10,000 made possible by several generous RIS donors. Help us reach our new $40,000 year-end goal!
This has been an extraordinary year for Rein in Sarcoma, including expansion of our educational and patient support work and the largest sarcoma research funding in our history. Please take a moment to read the letter that was sent to you in the mail or the pdf. The letter contains two remarkable stories about sarcoma survivors, Miranda Mead and Natalie Wolf who in their words and actions exemplify our fight to find cures for sarcoma cancers.
It takes unwavering support and dedication to defeat this terrible disease. For RIS to continue to increase our levels of support we need you!! With your help we hope to be able to increase our sarcoma research funding at the University of Minnesota by over 20% in 2018, as well as fund research at Mayo Clinic and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Please consider making a donation. Giving before the end of this year may also offer you tax advantages - see Charitable Gift Strategies.
We are close to reaching our 2017 fundraising goals to continue to look for cures through research, jump start our educational initiatives and support our patient and family support area. You can check back here on the progress towards reaching our goal.
Each time we fund a research project, educate a physician, or support a patient you help change the story. Donate Now!
Overlooking downtown Minneapolis, a large and tight knit business group was getting down to serious business. It was the second annual Chili Feed competition at CBRE. The staff was on a mission. This lunch time was special. It included education around sarcoma cancers, and supporting their boss, Blake Hastings. As he is actively engaged in Ewing’s sarcoma chemo treatments, he could not be present, however, turnout to support him was strong and enthusiastic.
To our new office painters, an enormous
It was a conversation-filled two days as a motley, but experienced crew assembled to tape and paint the new Rein In Sarcoma office. Located in a clean and quiet one story building at 7401 Central Avenue NE in Fridley, MN, we have two spacious rooms, freshly painted, for meeting and day to day work.
Our indispensable Connie Dow researched how much paint we needed, and using her $250 Action Team grant, she kept us on track being wise with our financial resources. She found our supplies at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It boasts a treasure trove of items! This includes our first piece of office furniture, a beautiful credenza for meeting room storage.
In the near future, the credenza will be home to a donated coffee maker from Amy Hoban and family in NY. An office item wish list includes: 10 conference table chairs, three desks and chairs, printer/scanner/copier, shampoo carpet, black frames for RIS posters, nails to hang, coffee, tea, case of paper, dry erase markers. Email Connie Dow or call 844-727-2662 ext 3 if you'd like to donate an office item.