Over the last 11 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and over 1,170 hometown charities. Subaru puts customers in the driver’s seat to designate $250 from a list of charities for each purchase or lease of a Subaru.
Share the Love Event is November 14, 2019 – January 2, 2020.
Rein in Sarcoma is again, one of two hometown charities for the Walser Subaru in Burnsville for the fourth consecutive year.
New this year, Rein in Sarcoma is the sole hometown charity of the brand-new Walser Subaru of South St. Paul!
As part of our education efforts, RIS will host an information table at the dealerships on dates in December. If you are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com or call (763) 205-1467.
We are so grateful for Subaru’s continued support to advance the mission of Rein in Sarcoma.
On Saturday, November 2, a group gathered at the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center in Minneapolis to honor the memories of their loved ones lost to sarcoma and to receive friendship and support. Christy Moe Marek, End of Life Doula, shared her story and guided the group through a meditation to ground oneself and connect with the earth. She offered a helpful list of things we can do to “work with darkness and light.” The event concluded with a naturalist led walk along the bank of the Mississippi River, on trails covered with fallen leaves and a light dusting of snow.
Thanks to those who participated and to the Patient and Family Support committee members who planned this hopeful gathering.
RIS is pleased to make available a major new video: “Sarcoma: A Rare and Deadly Cancer” – a conversation between a patient and her doctor.
The RIS Medical Advisory Board and the Red Flags Education Committee are excited to introduce an important new video designed to educate a variety of audiences about Sarcoma. Dr. Emily Greengard, Pediatric Oncologist at the Masonic Children’s Hospital and member of our Medical Advisory Board, along with her patient, Sarina Morrison, engage in warm and personal educational conversation in this 25-minute video produced for RIS by Jeff Fuchs of Northern Lights Video.
The video is primarily intended for those who may be the first to see a patient with a sarcoma, to introduce them to the warning signs and proper next steps. Find out why Sarina now says in retrospect that her “sarcoma diagnosis was a major blessing, however, at the time, it was a major inconvenience.” Early diagnosis and proper treatment saves lives. The two-minute intro video is below – view the full video on the RIS YouTube Channel.
We encourage use of the video by School Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Physicians Assistants, Physical Therapists, Medical Students and Residents, Family Practice Doctors, and Pediatricians, in workshops and staff meetings to learn about sarcoma and save lives. The video is also appropriate for use in public settings such as PTA’s, Church Classes, Rotary Clubs etc. to alert people to the signs and symptoms of a rare disease in a very personal manner. Accompanying print materials, including additional education resources and course objectives, are also available by contacting Rein in Sarcoma at (763) 205-1467 or by email.