What is Sarcoma?
Malignant (cancerous) tumors of the connective tissues are called "sarcomas." As cancers of the connective tissue, sarcomas develop fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissue, tendons and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into two main groups - bone tumors and soft tissue tumors. They are further classified based on the type of cell found in the tumor, although all sarcomas share certain microscopic characteristics and have similar symptoms.
What is Rein in Sarcoma?
Rein in Sarcoma is a resource for families touched by sarcomas, an uncommon and often lethal group of bone and soft tissue cancers that may even strike children and younger adults, leaving an especially tender heartbreak. Often working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Health Partners/Region's Hospital, Rein in Sarcoma seeks to fund innovative, collaborative and high-impact research and education initiatives.
How can I help?
You can volunteer for the Party in the Park, or sign up as a year round volunteer on one of the committees that run the organization. Alternatively, a donation to Rein in Sarcoma can go a long way towards research, education and support for Sarcoma patients, and would be greatly appreciated!
In Sarcoma Stories you will find firsthand accounts written by sarcoma patients and survivors. You also will find stories honoring those we have lost to sarcoma cancer as a memorial to our love for them and a tribute to their continued impact on our lives.