It was another beautiful evening for Rein in Sarcoma’s 18th annual “Party in the Park.” The attendees found good food, conversation, fun and moving experiences throughout the evening. The event was an opportunity for Rein in Sarcoma to advance our mission to raise sarcoma awareness, provide patient and family support, and support sarcoma research. Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered, and contributed to the event’s success!
The festivities kicked off with the annual Sarcoma Family Picnic, sponsored by the University of Minnesota, and supported through a substantial in-kind-gift from D'Amico Catering. Sunflower corsages and bouquets welcomed sarcoma survivors, loved ones, and those directly touched by sarcoma. At dusk, the event closed with a thoughtful ceremony including lighted luminaries, the presentation of Named Funds, music, and fire dancing.
For over a decade, more than a thousand sarcoma patients and caregivers from around the country began to “take charge” of their sarcoma story through the Rein in Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook. The Notebook is an 80+ page comprehensive source of quality information designed for newly diagnosed sarcoma patients. Print editions are provided free of charge through cooperating medical centers and directly through Rein in Sarcoma. An online version is also available for immediate download.
Last published in 2016, we are now making plans to update and revise the 7th edition of the Notebook and we need your help! If you received a RIS Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook anytime in the past few years, we want your feedback as we begin work on the next edition. Please take a few moments to complete our online Notebook survey. Thank You!
Learn about upcoming August events for your participation and support of Rein in Sarcoma's mission in the interview below with Tom Boardman: RIS Development Committee Chair, Team Sarcoma Captain for the Chainbreaker Bike Ride, and Organizer of the RIS Annual Golf Tournament.
1. Can you tell me a little about the two events coming up?
The first is Chainbreaker 2018 which is a bike ride event to raise money for cancer research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. This event will be August 11. We participated in the inaugural Chainbreaker event in 2017 with 18 riders and raised over $23,000, all of which went to sarcoma research. This year we have 27 riders and have raised over $50,000 so far.
The second event is the RIS Charity Golf Challenge on August 20. We had our first golf tournament last year and it was sufficiently successful for us to have another this year. We hope to have over 70 golfers join us for lunch, a scramble format golf tournament and a dinner. We will have prizes including a 2018 SUV for anyone who gets a hole in one. The vehicle is being donated by one of our sponsors, PSI Cars. Our lead sponsor this year is Legacy Wealth, a financial advising firm located in Woodbury, MN.