Michael and Brenda Schurhamer to chair 2021 Party in the Park

Mike and Brenda Schurhamer


We are honored and excited to have been asked to chair the 2021 Party in the Park. We have enjoyed attending this event since Michael’s Synovial Sarcoma diagnosis in 2006. At that time, we were referred to Rein in Sarcoma and the Party In The Park by Dr. Clohisy. We enjoyed the survivor camaraderie and socializing with the doctors in the informal setting. From the beginning, we felt compelled to donate and volunteer to pay back the support we received.

Over the years we have assisted with Party in the Park, the Patient and Family Support Committee, and attended Fall Fundraisers, Mini-Medical schools, and Winter Gatherings. We hope to continue the RIS mission of supporting sarcoma survivors and loved ones, fundraising for medical research, and heightening sarcoma awareness through education initiatives.

With all the isolation over the past year, we need to be together and support each other. We’re hoping that this year’s event enables all of you to reconnect with each other, finding the friendships and connections we have experienced over the years.

Realizing that a full “in person” event wouldn’t be a safe way to gather, we’re working to come up with a creative hybrid gathering. Those plans are still in the “bubbling up” stages. While this year’s Party may look a little different, we know that it’ll be one to remember. We’re sure whatever the final decision is, it’ll be a fun, creative option that everyone will be able to enjoy. Stay tuned!

Please complete this short survey to help with the planning of the 2021 event.

If you’d like to help with planning the event, we’d love to see you at the Party in the Park Kickoff – Thursday March 18, 6:30 p.m. Sign up for the virtual kickoff – a Zoom link will be emailed to you.