Latest News and Events

Party in the Park Goes Virtual


The 20th annual Party in the Park on Monday July 27th will be a virtual event. We will gather and interact as a community online, to celebrate 20 years of sarcoma education, research and patient support.

Watch for updates on how to connect on July 27th and how to participate in advance by sending photos of sunflowers, previous Party in the Park/ Sarcoma Family Picnic events, and luminaries.

Stay tuned for more information!

Touching Base – Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar

2019-20 RIS Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar Regina Martinez

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”  Theodore Roosevelt

Regina Martinez Lorenzo is a third year medical student at the University of Minnesota and a current Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar. She has a Master’s degree in epidemiology and is interested in global/public health issues, as well as surgical oncology.

Regina first heard about the Rein in Sarcoma scholarship program during a UMN lunch presentation given by two previous scholars. She felt that the mission of the program, spreading awareness and education of sarcoma cancers, lends itself well to her chosen medical disciplines.

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RIS Update – Spring 2020

Janelle Calhoun

Dear Rein in Sarcoma Community Members,

Rein in Sarcoma Staff, Board of Directors, and Committees have quickly shifted focus from routine to formulating strategies for operations and planning as a result of COVID-19. Our approach is focused on the safety of our patients/ survivors, board and committee members, staff, and volunteers. We also completed a critical review of our financial situation, enacting measures which include a 20% percent budget cut and hiring freeze. This will ensure we will be serving our community until sarcoma cancer is quickly diagnosed, treatable, and ideally, extinct.

One key aspect in serving the Rein in Sarcoma community over the years is that we are a ‘high touch’ organization. Clearly, that is not an option at this time and requires rethinking how we approach our work and interact with our community. All meetings have moved to video conference calls, and some events, such as the Party in the Park, will be virtual, while others are pushed to later in the year – pending improved and safer in-person options. 

Please look for the 2019 Annual Report on our website, as we digitally release it through our Monthly Newsletter as well as on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Our Public Relations and Marketing, Finance, Patient and Family Support and Red Flags Education Committees, and Board continue to meet virtually to guide the work of Rein in Sarcoma according to our mission.

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Recent and Upcoming Events

Third Annual RIS Golf Challenge

Register now for Rein in Sarcoma’s Forth Annual Sarcoma Cancer Research Golf Classic! Great fun for a great cause – golf at the spectacular Edinburgh USA Golf Course, Brooklyn Park, MN. For more details. Event Schedule 11:30 am  – Registration, Lunch, Driving Range Open 12:45 pm – Carts and Announcements 1:00 pm   – Shotgun Start […]