Walser Subaru is returning as our 2018 Party in the Park Presenting Sponsor. Jeff Holmquist, general manager of Walser Subaru in Burnsville, said he is very pleased with the partnership between their dealership and Rein in Sarcoma.
“Rein in Sarcoma is a unique grassroots organization that brings together to sarcoma community throughout the Midwest” said Holmquist, “We are proud of the work of this incredible organization to educate, support and fund cures for this dreadful disease."
“Last year’s sponsorship using the proceeds from Subaru’s ‘Share the Love Event’ worked extraordinarily well for both our dealership and Rein in Sarcoma, so we again chose RIS to benefit from last December’s Subaru Share the Love Campaign.”
“We are very grateful for their continued support,” said Frank Miske III, chair of the 2018 Party, “and we are especially grateful to Jeff and his family for his commitment and support of our efforts to benefit our sarcoma cancer community”.
As a part of their support, Jeff and his family established the RIS Lora Holmquist Named Fund in 2016 to honor the memory of Jeff’s first wife who died from Epithelioid Sarcoma in 2006. You can read Lora's story.
Whether you are a bike enthusiast or not, how about challenging yourself to ride 25, 50, 100 or 180 miles and raise funds to fight cancer? Join our “Team Sarcoma” as we participate in the Chainbreaker 2018 bike ride for University of Minnesota Cancer Research, August 10-12.
Chainbreaker is a weekend cycling experience with the core purpose of funding cancer research. Chainbreaker puts together a full service experience by providing nutrition, hydration, first aid, bike maintenance, transportation, lodging, and entertainment to ensure a safe, successful, and fun weekend for all of its riders. 100% of every rider-raised dollar by Team Sarcoma goes directly to life-saving cancer research, including sarcoma research, at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.
Rein in Sarcoma, the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation and Mayo Clinic are jointly sponsoring a Soft Tissue Patient Education event on July 14, 2018 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. RIS board member, Dr. Scott Okuno, is the course director and has worked to design a day-long program for patients, their families, and the public, covering essential health issues surrounding leiomyosarcoma as well as other soft tissue sarcomas.
Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building
Geffen Auditorium - Subway Level
200 First Street SW
The day will include a broad range of topics, community time to share personal stories, food, and conclude with a Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Center tour. Registration is $15 and is limited to 200 people. The fee includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and the optional tour.
Rein in Sarcoma hope you find this a great educational opportunity - it marks the first time we have collaborated with partner organizations on an educational event of this scale. Please share the event with your sarcoma community members, we hope to see you there!