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Party in the Park(ing) Lot – Join the Fun

2021 Party in the Park(ing) Lot

We welcome you to this year’s Party in the Park (ing) Lot on Saturday, July 24 at the Mann Theaters Champlin Cinema 14 in Champlin MN. Pack the folding chairs and enjoy community time! We determined a drive-in movie was the best option for our community to gather safely this year.

Registration opens on June 1 on this website – watch your email and mailboxes for an invitation! Space is limited to 160 cars to watch the program and movie. We have a side parking lot for folks who would like to attend the community activities and not stay for the movie.

We will be holding a silent auction this year, and ask for your assistance gathering donations. We are focusing on hand made items and businesses that continued to do well over the past year. Please submit auction donations with a Gift-in-Kind form. We have a sample letter to assist with silent auction solicitations. Check out auction ideas. 

Timeline for the night:
6:30 p.m. to Dusk Community activities
8:45 p.m. Event program
9:00-10:30 p.m. Family-friendly drive-in movie (current release)*

*SPACE IS LIMITED – Free Registration is Required – Donations Welcomed

Our thanks to chairs Mike and Brenda Schurhamer and the subcommittee leadership for planning a great night together!

Take Time to Pause and Celebrate — 2020 Annual Report

2020 RIS annual report pdf

In 2020, COVID-19 brought unique challenges to Rein in Sarcoma and our community. Even so, the team came together to ensure our community felt supported and had the resources needed to continue the mission. 

Between the Sarcoma Cancer Research Golf Classic, Party in the Park Virtual Event, the Fall Fundraiser Virtual Event, and many other efforts, the team was busy keeping the Rein in Sarcoma mission in motion. Thanks to this hard work, Rein in Sarcoma hit a major milestone: a total of $2 million dollars in research funding! This ensured our partners at Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota could start or continue important sarcoma research. 

Since the start of our organization, we’ve also: 

  • Held 20 Party in the Park-style celebrations
  • Educated and raised sarcoma awareness with 50 Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars
  • Published seven editions of the Sarcoma Patient Starter Education notebook, giving thousands of copies away through partner healthcare systems and online. (At least one patient from every state in the nation has received a sarcoma patient starter notebook.) 
  • Thousands of volunteer hours have been shared. Hundreds of committee meetings have been held. 
  • The RIS community funded 72 Sarcoma Research Grants, which leveraged over $13.4 million in additional sarcoma research grant funds! 

Want to learn more about Rein in Sarcoma’s impact? Check out the 2020 Annual Report

The work of Rein in Sarcoma would not be possible without your support. THANK YOU!

This month in conjunction with the local SpringForward MN campaign we invite you to contribute, if you’re able, to maintain our work together. DONATE HERE 

Save the Date: Sip & Strategize Volunteer Event

Brewery Tour

Date: June 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: In-person (outside) at metro-area brewery (exact location to be determined)

Join fellow RIS volunteers for fun and fellowship while brainstorming ideas to further our mission! All volunteers are welcome. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know each other!!

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Recent and Upcoming Events

Sip and Strategize Volunteer Engagement Event

Date: June 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm Location: in-person and outside at a metro-area brewery (exact location to be determined) Join fellow RIS volunteers for fun, fellowship and brainstorming ideas to further our mission! All volunteers are welcome. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know each other!!