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RIS Volunteers
RIS depends on volunteers to make our mission a reality. These are our current volunteer opportunities:


The Webmaster will oversee the content and site maintenance of the Rein in Sarcoma website. This includes uploading monthly web posts, three to four events throughout the year, calendar entries, and content update as needed. The position includes coordination of several website content volunteers, and membership on the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. Candidate would be involved in the upcoming redesign of the website.

WordPress experience is required. Server/hosting experience (i.e. AWS) is not necessary. Excellent editing skills a plus. Local Twin Cities person preferred. Estimated time commitment is 10 – 20 hours per month.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Debra Cossette at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 2 or by email.

To apply for this position, fill out the new volunteer form

New volunteer form

Patient and Family Support Committee member

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

To apply for this position, fill out the new volunteer form below:

New volunteer form

Great Day of Golf to Support the Mission

Douglass Family at 2020 RIS Golf tournament

The Douglass family foursome plus Mom

We had an incredible day with 22 foursomes at Edinburgh, USA on September 15! Casey O’Brien, Golden Gopher Football player and osteosarcoma survivor, golfed with our teams to help raise money for sarcoma research! Time together could not have been better.

The golfers competed in a scramble format on a picture perfect day - with a repeat tournament winner. Players also tried to outbid each other for fine wines and fantastic foursomes in our silent auction. In all over $40,000 was raised through this event.

We are thankful for generous sponsors, especially the strong support of our diamond sponsor, Legacy Wealth, of Woodbury, MN. Our thanks to Development Committee Chair, Tom Boardman for managing a fantastic event, and all the golfers and volunters who made the event a great success.

Please join us in 2021 - save the date and bring your favorite golfers to come out and play on Tuesday, June 8. We'll be back with Don Berry and team at Edinburgh USA!

Check out photos of the day:

2020 Fall Fundraiser: Cheers to 20 Years!

Cheers to 20 Years

Emcee, Ruth Bachman, Blake and Carey Hastings, hosts, and Janelle Calhoun, Executive Director.

This year, 17-year Rein in Sarcoma volunteer and sarcoma survivor, Ruth Bachman was our MC. She guided us through our virtual celebration along with Board President, Blake Hastings (sarcoma survivor) and his wife, Carey. We also were inspired by sarcoma survivors, Jan Maudlin, Casey O’Brien, and Miranda Mead. The 50th Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar, David Supinski shared the importance of the scholar program in raising sarcoma cancer awareness and education. Finally, celebrity singer, Kat Perkins helped us celebrate with a special rendition of “Ring Them Bells.”

Presenters along with at home attendees helped Rein in Sarcoma celebrate twenty years of working together to improve sarcoma patient outcomes!

Rein in Sarcoma passed a major milestone -- $2 million in sarcoma cancer research funded over the past 20 years at Rochester Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota. During the celebration, RIS research grants were awarded to the Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota. The Red Flags Education Committee also announced its Excellence in Education Award which recognized the work of Dr. Scott Okuno, Mayo Clinic.

We extend our gratitude to sponsors: Oppidan, Great Clips, PrimeX by Gresser, and APi. Your silent auction donations and purchases, and generous donations raised over $121,000 in support of our sarcoma community and strengthened the impact of our mission.

Our celebration ended with one final toast… one final cheer. From our hearts to yours, with never ending appreciation and unwavering hope.

Cheers to 20 Years, And Here’s to 20 More
More advancements, more survivors, than we’ve ever seen before
Here’s to research, here’s to cures, that the future holds in store
Cheers to 20 Years, And Here’s to 20 More

If you missed the live stream, it is available below or on the Rein in Sarcoma YouTube channel. Thank you to this year’s planning committee, speakers, donors and supporters who made our virtual fall fundraiser a fantastic success! We are grateful for your time and care and look forward to improved outcomes in the years ahead. We are stronger together!

In mission,


Blake and Miranda - Ewing Sarcoma Survivors

Ewings Sarcoma Survivors, Blake Hastings, RIS Board President and Miranda Mead

Kat Perkins - 2020 Fall Fundraiser

Kat Perkins singing special rendition of "Ring Them Bells"

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