Our community celebrated a mile marker on Friday, March 9th at the Fridley Office Open House! Our goal has become reality - we have professional office space, resource storage, and a conference room equipped with 65’ smart TV for committee and staff meetings. Thanks to the families of Rein in Sarcoma, volunteers, advocates, and Par 85 LLC, we continue our work to strengthen outreach, expand on education, grow the network of people working to carry out our mission, and improve outcomes for sarcoma patients.
In marking the occasion, attendees congregated around the conference table. Lining the walls, we have ten framed posters of Parties in the Park past, with an open space for 2018 – visible highlights of Rein in Sarcoma’s growth and progress. The posters remind us of the scores of dedicated people and families working together with a collective goal to raise funds for research and education to improve patient outcomes, and support each other through good and difficult times. Each one of us is a part of the collective story, the sum of many parts, and together we create hope. This conference room space showcases that work and inspires us to keep changing the sarcoma story.
Special thanks to the people who helped make the office a vibrant work space:
- Painting crew, Jackson Sattervall, Jim Hebert, Janelle Calhoun, Rick Smith, Connie Dow and Sue Kodadek - funded by a Thrivent Action Team grant initiated the transformation at the end of 2017.
- As the snow continued to fly, furniture acquisition and moving yielded amusing stories – just ask Pat Minor and Connie Dow.
- The beautifully framed posters were the work of John Gallo.
- Connie’s artful hand arranged the well-organized space - storage cabinets are up, file drawers are full, and the work of Rein in Sarcoma continues to expand.
We grow stronger in community, and now have our own community space.
Our new office address:
7401 Central Ave NE (be sure to include the “NE”)
Fridley, MN 55432