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Featured Volunteer Needs – August 2017

Rein in Sarcoma totally relies on great volunteers (you!) for our success. THANK YOU to the more than 200 volunteers who made our Sarcoma Family Picnic and Party in the Park a grand success!

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Here are the volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill:

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

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Welcome Janelle Calhoun as Our Executive Director

Janelle Calhoun PortraitThe Executive Search Committee composed of TRC members: Sarah Giga, Julie Rose, and Eileen Pinto as well as Deb Cossette, Sue and I is pleased to announce that Janelle Calhoun will become Rein in Sarcoma’s Executive Director effective July 1st.

We chose Janelle for this important role after interviewing many fine candidates.  Our selection process was developed and managed by our Talent Resources Committee (TRC).

Janelle graduated from St Olaf College with a major in Mediation and Dispute Resolution.  Her broad professional background includes varied roles at Mesaba Airlines, Eli Lilly and Thrivent Financial Services. As a pharmaceutical representative, she learned a great deal about the health care industry and relating to medical professionals.  For the last six years, she has been an award winning Licensed Financial Services Representative.

As a close friend of Karen, Janelle has been in leadership positions within Rein in Sarcoma since our inception in 2001. This has included serving on the Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Committee (four years), our Development Committee (current), Registration co-chair for the Party in the Park, and Chair of the 2016 Party in the Park, and three years on our Board of Directors.

 

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Team Sarcoma Rides for the Cure at the U of MN Chainbreaker

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The Inaugural Chainbreaker Bike Ride for University of Minnesota Cancer Research is taking place in August and Rein in Sarcoma will be fielding “Team Sarcoma” a unique “peloton” to expand sarcoma cancer research at the University.

The Chainbreaker is a weekend cycling experience with the core purpose of funding cancer research. The inaugural Chainbreaker ride takes place August 11th-13th, 2017 and begins at the BlueCross BlueShield Campus in Eagan, MN.

 

Team Sarcoma will be a “peloton” or team riding in support of sarcoma cancer research at the U of MN. All of the funds raised by Team Sarcoma will be designated as a part of the 2018 sarcoma research funding of Rein in Sarcoma. Team Sarcoma riders and donors can also support any of the specific RIS Named Funds in honor of sarcoma survivors or in memory of a loved one lost to sarcoma; just send us an email specifying to which named fund you wish to direct your donation. See instructions below.

Active bikers, Christophe Lenglet and Tom Boardman are serving as co-captains of our “Team Sarcoma Peloton” and they hope dozens will be joining them in the weeks ahead. Each has very personal reasons for riding in support of RIS and sarcoma research.Read More

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