Winter Gathering, “Come in Out the the Cold” a Success

2018 Winter Gathering Survivors

2018 Winter Gathering

On the afternoon of Sunday, January 28th, Bachman’s Garden Center in Minneapolis was filled with laughter and hope. The Rein in Sarcoma Winter Gathering, Come in Out of the Cold,” was a place for those affected by sarcoma to laugh, learn and connect.
The afternoon began with an introduction by Kraig Kuusinen, the Chair of the Patient and Family Support Committee.  Kuusinen greeted the guests, introduced himself and then gave everyone an overview of the event’s agenda.

Next, newly elected Rein in Sarcoma President Debra Cossette introduced herself and explained how after seventeen years of leading the foundation Pete and Sue Wyckoff are stepping down from their leadership roles but will continue to volunteer with Rein in Sarcoma. Cossette gave an overview of what Rein in Sarcoma does and how it serves patients and their families.

Cossette concluded with introducing volunteer Frank Miske as the 2018 Party in the Park Chairperson.

After formal introductions were made it was time to laugh. Two comedians from ComedySportz led five improvisational skits with audience participation. Three volunteers, Kraig, Adam and Chastity all graciously and humorously made their way on stage and aided the comedians in various skits.

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