Raising Sarcoma Awareness at School Nurse Conference

Marlee Brice and Naomi Bowman raise sarcoma awareness

Marlee Brice and Naomi Bowman raise sarcoma awareness

Rein in Sarcoma exhibited at the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota 2018 Annual Conference in Brooklyn Park on November 2. This year’s theme was “Enrich, Empower, Accomplish.” Many of the 170 school nurses stopped by the RIS table to learn more about sarcoma. Of the attendees seeking information, 23 also received a gift bag of sunflower seeds and an “I Reined in Sarcoma” sticker after completing a short survey of their basic knowledge about sarcoma. Of the survey takers, 65% said they had little or no familiarity with the signs and symptoms of sarcoma, and 74% would consider publishing a Rein in Sarcoma article about sarcoma in their school newsletter.

Thank you to Marlee Brice, retired RN and Red Flags Committee volunteer, for joining Naomi Bowman, Health Programs Coordinator, for the day of education and networking. If you are aware of similar opportunities for RIS to speak and/or exhibit, please contact Naomi at (844) 727-2662 ext 6, or healthcoordinator@reininsarcoma.org.