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Rein in Sarcoma Remembers – Fall Gathering

Sarcoma Luminaries
The Rein in Sarcoma Patient and Family Support Committee is hosting a Fall Gathering, “Rein in Sarcoma Remembers,” for family and friends who’ve lost a loved one to sarcoma. The evening will include time to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss. See the event pdf.

Rein in Sarcoma Remembers
Thursday, November 30th, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Solar Arts Building
711 NE 15th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Please RSVP using our online form or call Sue Wyckoff (651-486-9114) by Monday, November 20th

We’re aware that sarcoma strongly affects caregivers and the loved ones of sarcoma patients and we’re hoping to bring encouragement and support to anyone who is grieving. Everyone who’s lost a loved one to sarcoma has a unique story and this is the place to safely share your memories and experiences with others. We will be making a fun keepsake art project in memory of our loved ones.

The evening will be both encouraging and uplifting and include social time with appetizers from Marino’s Deli, a presentation from Allie DeCamillis of Gilda’s Club, table discussions, guitar music and a keepsake art project which will be led by a local artist.  We hope you can join us!

 

Featured Volunteer Needs – November 2017

Here are the volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill:

Fund Development Committee

Want to make a difference? This may be the opportunity for you. Be a part of the Fund Development Committee (research possible grants, sponsorships, and advertisements). Volunteers can assist with grant writing (experience needed). Time Commitment: as desired. Internet and computer access required for research. Work remotely.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Finance Committee

Primary responsibility for oversight of the capital structure and financial activities. The committee members will maintain a regular review of financial activities and provide guidance when necessary. Committee will develop an investment strategy when necessary and ensure the preparation of the annual audit, tax form (990), and audited Financial Statements. Currently looking for a volunteer to perform audit/reconciliation duties.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

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Marathon to Honor a Friend

2017 Chicago Marathon
I decided to run the Chicago Marathon this year to honor my friend Blake Hastings and to raise funds and provide awareness for Rein In Sarcoma – particularly because it’s my understanding that sarcoma patients don’t always have the benefits Blake has of a strong support system. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. To be clear, the operative word is decided.

I was in our Minneapolis office in late February this year chatting with Blake at his desk and listening to him complain about pain in his foot. The only reason that discussion was seared into my memory was because a few weeks later Blake told me he had Ewing Sarcoma – it was in his foot. The only reason that conversation even happened in February is because I’d just told Blake that I was signed up for the marathon. He asked how it was going; I said I wasn’t really doing anything yet, and he mentioned pain in his foot that was bothering him. We talked about running in the pool and I probably quipped that he should get over it.

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