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Help Make the 20th Party in the Park Silent Auction the BEST EVER!

PIP auction tent

Yes, the snow is melting, and once again our focus turns to silent auction efforts. As in years past, we will send invitations to all previous donors from 2018 and 2019. But we still need your help to identify and source new, interesting and fun items for 2020. We need items for both the summer and fall auctions.

Restaurant gift cards continue to be our most successful category and I know everyone dines out so what a great place to start asking. Auction event guests tell us they want to bid on experiences more than on “stuff”. Here are some things we’d love to offer to this year’s attendees.

  1. Horseback riding
  2. Ballooning
  3. Vikings tickets
  4. Backstage or back of the house peeks at theaters and museums
  5. Vacation stays or unique trips like guided fly fishing or canoeing
  6. Boating time share
  7. Personalized in-home theme parties like a Margarita Happy Hour on the Lake
  8. Home renovation professional services- painters /landscapers /contractors
  9. Concert tickets

Find auction resources for further inspiration (updating soon). Keep in mind if you are a part of a book club or any other organization, put together a great theme basket so you don’t have to do all the work.

If YOU don’t ask for a donation, it will never get donated. Remember RIS needs the proceeds from the auction to continue to further the mission and we need YOU to help us make the auction a success.

Join the Fun – 2020 Party in the Park Kickoff

Forgotten Star Brewery

Amy Hoban, Sarcoma survivor, returns as Chair of the 2020 Party in the Park. We’re looking forward to the 20th Anniversary this year.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Kickoff event has been postponed. We are still working on plans for the July 27, Party in the Park. Please use the RSVP to indicate your interest in helping with the planning of Rein in Sarcoma's signature event.

Join a committee or volunteer to help plan the 20th Anniversary event. Leadership opportunities:

  • RIS Merchandise
  • Raffle
  • Sarcoma Family Picnic
  • Day of volunteer opportunities are also available

Other pre-event volunteer opportunities:

  • Auction item photography
  • Tracking, sorting and categorizing auction items
  • Soliciting donations
  • And more!

Sign up for Party in the Park day of volunteer opportunities in June.

We look forward to having you be a part of the 20th Anniversary! This is the perfect opportunity to meet other volunteers, share ideas, and get involved! Please RSVP and indicate your area of interest.  We will be planning and meeting via video char or conference call until the COVID-19 situation warrents in-person meetings. Bookmark the 2020 Party in the Park page - we will continue to update as plans come into place.

Questions: Call (763) 205-1467

$2 Million Research Funding Milestone

Thank You - $2 Million in Research Grants

Rein in Sarcoma reached $2 million in sarcoma cancer research funding with its recent award of $150,000 for three University of Minnesota research projects. We celebrate this milestone in the organization’s 20th year of providing research funds to the UMN, Mayo Clinic, Children’s Minnesota, and SARC.

We thank our donors for their generous and continued support for making this possible. And we thank the researchers for their innovative and forward looking work to improve the treatment and outcomes for sarcoma cancer patients.

2020 Sarcoma Research UMN Check Presentation

(l to r) Blake Hastings-RIS President, Dr. Douglas Yee – Director UMN Masonic Cancer Center, Dr. Larry Seymour – RIS Research Committee Chair, Dr. Brenda Weigel – UMN Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist, Tom Boardman – RIS Development Committee Chair, Janelle Calhoun – RIS Executive Director, Theresa Fetsch – RIS Development Director

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