The weather was beautiful (if just a bit sticky); a great night to come together at Rein in Sarcoma's 16th "Party in the Park." Over 1,200 people attended from at least ten states. It was an evening full of experiences that delighted and moved attendees, while raising over $90,000 (> $68,000 net) to further our work in sarcoma research, patient and family support and raising awareness through education. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the event's success! The evening for many began with our annual sarcoma family picnic, sponsored by D'Amico Catering, attended by over 460 sarcoma survivors, loved ones and those directly touched by sarcomas. It closed at dusk with lighted luminaries, beautiful music and fire dancing.
The Party in the Park was presented by Walser Subaru with key additional support from the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Cancer Care, Ergodyne, Building Arts and D'Amico's Catering. The evening "Party" provided many opportunities for fun and education: Carousel rides, entertainment on two stages, a wonderful Children's Arcade, a Silent Auction - with new mobile bidding, face painting, the "Sarcoma Garden of Hope", and "Sarcoma Corner". Many participants were moved by the experience of reading sarcoma stories in the beautiful setting of the Centennial Garden.