Volunteers are the lifeblood of Rein in Sarcoma. From fundraising events to committee work, social media, and education outreach we create stronger outcomes together. It is important to recognize the time and hard work of all our volunteers.
Traditionally, we hold a Rein in Sarcoma community picnic to celebrate, share time, and offer our deep appreciation to the many people and families who support Rein in Sarcoma’s mission in so many ways. This year, it is critical we make choices to ensure the safety and health of our community, so we will not be holding the 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.
We plan to have an exceptional 2021 appreciation event. We are grateful for your understanding, and recognize the extraordinary work of community members who volunteer their time and talents. We look forward to extending our thanks to you in person next year.
In mission – Rein in Sarcoma Staff and Board of Directors
Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz has proclaimed July 2020 SARCOMA AWARENESS MONTH!
Sarcomas cancers are rare and often aggressive cancers that attack the body's connective tissues or bones. It is often diagnosed too late for proper treatment. Sarcoma is the third most common form of cancer in children and young adults.
When you read the State of Minnesota Proclamation, you will learn that Rein in Sarcoma has launched a major educational initiative to raise awareness and educate the public and the medical profession about sarcoma cancers. This is in collaboration with Children's Minnesota, The Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners.
The good news is that early diagnosis and proper treatment of sarcoma tumors could lead to increasing survival rates by as much as 20% - which would SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES!!!
Check out Rein in Sarcoma’s social media posts throughout July. Be sure to share to help raise awareness of sarcoma cancer. You can also raise Sarcoma Awareness, and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rein in Sarcoma by adding the RIS 'frame' to your Facebook profile picture - find the frame on the RIS Facebook post and click on the “try it” button! See the links to our other social media sites below.
Named Funds are a wonderful way to support the Rein in Sarcoma mission of education, research and patient support. Survivors, patients and families of loved ones who are no longer with us can start a named fund.
Currently, there are nearly 30 active Named Funds. We are dedicating five new Named Funds during the Virtual Party in the Park, July 27. Check out their sarcoma journeys.
The Council of Named Funds is having a Virtual Social Hour, Thursday, July 9th at 6:30 PM. Named Fund families and anyone interested in learning more are welcome. Join our GoToMeeting – see log in details. Help us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families impacted by sarcoma.