Funding Change-Changing Lives

Named Fund Honorees

Welcome to Rein in Sarcoma’s Named Fund Page. Named Funds represent a wonderful way to honor people diagnosed with sarcoma cancer. RIS Named Funds encompass the entire sarcoma community of survivors, patients, and loved ones who have passed away.

RIS Named Funds help sustain and support our mission to educate the public and medical community about sarcomas, support sarcoma patients and their loved ones, and fund research directed toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.

Celebrate our Named Fund Monthly Honorees. We are sharing selected Named Fund stories monthly on our website and throughout Rein in Sarcoma’s social media.





Julian Baultrippe

Julian had visions of stardom, but then he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma during his freshman year of college. Despite the diagnosis and months of intensive chemotherapy, Julian had hope. He kept fighting to the bitter end, in a battle that lasted less than three years.

Julian (aka Beanz) was an avid sports fan as well as a pretty good cook. A true foodie, Julian started watching cooking shows before they became vogue. After his passing in 2009, the Baultrippe family hosted the “Throw down for Beanz” celebrating Julian’s life and his passion for food and to raise funds for Rein in Sarcoma.

Julian's full story/donate.




Judy Jones

My right hip began to ache and the pain became concerning enough to visit my doctor. X-rays were taken and I was given pain medication. The pain increased and I was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma.

My faith kicked in and helped me to keep a positive attitude. I had chemo, surgery, daily radiation, and lots of physical therapy. Awareness of sarcoma among physicians is so crucial and it played a huge part in my positive outcome.

Judy's full story/donate.



Lisa Griebel

For five years, doctors told me the lump on my neck was nothing. I had it removed, and I was diagnosed with myxofibrosarcoma.

Sarcoma was not in my vocabulary before I was diagnosed. RIS has provided great information and much needed support.

One thing I learned was to be open to the possibility that there is always something new to learn - look for the good in the bad. Reflect on your blessings, let go of the clutter, and trust that good things will happen - abundance is waiting.

Lisa’s full story/donate.



Jacob Martell

At 12, Jake was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was genuine, brave, kind, & he always had a smile on his face. Toward the end, when his eyes were closed; he was smiling. Jake taught us about joy. That is a gift that he gave to so many.

Jake lived in the truth about his life and his cancer diagnosis. It was a defining feature of his life. By accepting this truth early, Jake was able to live a big, big life even with the limits cancer imposed.

Jake’s full story/donate.

Rein in Sarcoma Named Funds are established by individuals and families to honor the lives of specific sarcoma patients, survivors or loved ones lost to sarcoma. Named Funds are encouraged not only to honor individuals, but to enhance the mission of Rein in Sarcoma to:

  • Educate the public and medical professionals about sarcoma cancers
  • Support patients and their loved ones
  • Fund research directed toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers

To donate to a Rein in Sarcoma Named Fund
Choose the name of the person you wish to honor from the Named Fund drop down menu of our secure donation form.

You too can help save lives and make a lasting impact.
What better way to thank and honor yourself or a loved one with sarcoma cancer than to leave a legacy Named Fund to help sustain Rein in Sarcoma, an organization which has impacted your life and is meaningful to you and those you love.

Interested in starting a Named Fund?
If you are inspired and want to help Rein in Sarcoma grow please consider a Named Fund to honor you or someone you love who has been diagnosed with a sarcoma cancer. Please contact Melissa Davies, RIS Development Director to find-out how to begin a Named Fund at 612-578-0585 or by email:

Rein in Sarcoma Named Funds:

(click on the fund name to read the person's story)

Bob Anderson Fund (established 2018)

Nicole Anderson Fund (established 2016)

Julian Baultrippe Fund (established 2009)

Richard Berqual Fund (established 2015)

Annette Bonaventura Fund (established 2017)

Hallie Ann Brown Fund (established 2013)

Sara A. Christensen Fund (established 2019)

William Clemens Fund (established 2010)

Aaron Conley Fund (established 2013)

Nick Convey Fund (established 2017)

Brett Dale Fund (established May 2011)

Therese Daniel Fund (established 2013)

Meghan Marie DeBruycker Fund (established 2015)

Jerome Detviler Fund (established 2009)

Kara Dolney Fund (established 2020)

John Philip Douglass Fund (established 2019)

Perry Ford Fund (established 2016)

Lisa Griebel Fund (established 2020)

Blake Hastings Fund (established 2020)

Wade Hohol Fund (established 2015)

Lora Homquist (established 2016)

Alyssa Jeske Dobson Fund (established 2012)

Judy Jones Fund (established 2017)

Katelyn Jurek Fund (established 2011)

Barbara Kimker Fund (established 2009)

Marge Krauter Fund (established 2017)

Emilie Lemmons Fund (established 2009)

Jacob Martell Fund (established 2015)

Jan Maudlin RIS Sarcoma Scholar Fund (established 2014)

Miranda Mead Fund (established 2017)

Jackie J. Middleton Fund (established 2011)

Heidi Minor Fund (established 2017)

Conner O'Brien Fund (established 2020)

Kevin O'Keefe Fund (established 2013)

Chelsey Olafson Fund (established 2017)

Beverly and Dean Osterman Fund (established 2009)

Andrea Pomeroy Fund (established 2011)

Anna Rogotzke Fund (established 2011)

Beverly Ann Schuld Fund (established 2015)

Eric Skogman/Mud Dog Sarcoma Ride Fund (established 2009)

Kathleen Marie (Klein) Strum Fund (established 2020)

John Shirk Fund (established 2021)

Lucy Swift Fund (established 2019)

Mark Wehner Fund (established 2014)

Elinda Bates Wing Fund (established 2009)

Judith B Wolson Fund (established 2016)

Thomas Worthley Fund (established 2017)

Laura Zeccardi Fund (established 2013)