2020 Fall Fundraiser: Cheers to 20 Years!

Cheers to 20 Years

Emcee, Ruth Bachman, Blake and Carey Hastings, hosts, and Janelle Calhoun, Executive Director.

This year, 17-year Rein in Sarcoma volunteer and sarcoma survivor, Ruth Bachman was our MC. She guided us through our virtual celebration along with Board President, Blake Hastings (sarcoma survivor) and his wife, Carey. We also were inspired by sarcoma survivors, Jan Maudlin, Casey O’Brien, and Miranda Mead. The 50th Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar, David Supinski shared the importance of the scholar program in raising sarcoma cancer awareness and education. Finally, celebrity singer, Kat Perkins helped us celebrate with a special rendition of “Ring Them Bells.”

Presenters along with at home attendees helped Rein in Sarcoma celebrate twenty years of working together to improve sarcoma patient outcomes!

Rein in Sarcoma passed a major milestone -- $2 million in sarcoma cancer research funded over the past 20 years at Rochester Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota. During the celebration, RIS research grants were awarded to the Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota. The Red Flags Education Committee also announced its Excellence in Education Award which recognized the work of Dr. Scott Okuno, Mayo Clinic.

We extend our gratitude to sponsors: Oppidan, Great Clips, PrimeX by Gresser, and APi. Your silent auction donations and purchases, and generous donations raised over $121,000 in support of our sarcoma community and strengthened the impact of our mission.

Our celebration ended with one final toast… one final cheer. From our hearts to yours, with never ending appreciation and unwavering hope.

Cheers to 20 Years, And Here’s to 20 More
More advancements, more survivors, than we’ve ever seen before
Here’s to research, here’s to cures, that the future holds in store
Cheers to 20 Years, And Here’s to 20 More

If you missed the live stream, it is available below or on the Rein in Sarcoma YouTube channel. Thank you to this year’s planning committee, speakers, donors and supporters who made our virtual fall fundraiser a fantastic success! We are grateful for your time and care and look forward to improved outcomes in the years ahead. We are stronger together!

In mission,


Blake and Miranda - Ewing Sarcoma Survivors

Ewings Sarcoma Survivors, Blake Hastings, RIS Board President and Miranda Mead

Kat Perkins - 2020 Fall Fundraiser

Kat Perkins singing special rendition of "Ring Them Bells"