For the fifth consecutive year, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Steve Simon, Secretary of State, have declared July as Sarcoma Awareness Month in Minnesota. Citing the seriousness of the cancer, its rates of misdiagnose and commending the work of Rein in Sarcoma, the declaration speaks to the leadership of RIS and it cooperating organizations including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.
RIS Joins Effort to Expand Nationwide
National Petition to Designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month: Coming out of a national sarcoma collaboration meeting RIS helped convene in early June, many sarcoma organizations are now attempting to get the White House to declare July nationally as Sarcoma Awareness Month. The organizations, including RIS, are circulating an online petition to the White House in hopes of getting 100,000 signatures before July 28th. You can help by signing the petition asking the president to Officially Designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month.
Rein in Sarcoma totally relies on great volunteers (you!) for our success. Here are some current volunteer opportunities for which we have a special need.
Party in the Park
Many volunteers are still needed to help make our 17th Annual Party in the Park a success. Choose to help with Registration, Sarcoma Family Picnic, Silent Auction, Sarcoma Garden, Logistics or any of the numerous opportunities. We especially need many more volunteers for the Children’s Arcade. You can sign up for a shift and still enjoy your time at the Party. Sign up using the Party/Picnic Volunteer Form. For more information about any PIP volunteer positions contact Nancy Hendrickson
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.
Join us for the 2017 Party in the Park on Monday, July 24, at St. Paul’s Como Park. We expect a magical evening filled with hope, inspiration and big-time fun. In fine tradition, Dixieland tunes by the Dirty Shorts Brass Band will lead us up from the Picnic to the Party.
We are excited to have Erin Schwab and the Jay Fuchs Band performing during both the Opening (6:30 pm) and Closing Ceremonies (8:20pm). Erin Schwab is a local Twin Cities artist known for her versatile voice and engaging style with her audiences. She recently starred in Judy! You Bette! Judy Garland and Bette Midler Classics, as part of the Capri Theater’s Legends series. Erin is a regular on KMSP’s The Jason Show, performs at the Ordway Center and is a voice faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music. She has performed at a variety of Twin Cities theaters and nightclubs including Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Theater Latte Da, Honey, Crooner’s Lounge and Supper Club, and toured nationally with School House Rock Live!
Believe it or not, this is just the beginning. For full information about the family-friendly activities, carousel rides and shopping options, please view program information! One great feature you won’t want to miss is our amazing Silent Auction, with creative gifts and experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Plan to splurge on a purchase with purpose.
The Party in the Park is a great deal for a great cause. And if you register by July 17th you will save $5 on both individual and family registrations! Learn more about the Party and to register online or by phone.