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RIS Silent Auction – Last Call for Items



Party in the Park Silent AuctionThere is still time to make your donation to the 2017 Party in the Park’s Silent Auction!

Please keep in mind we will also offer a small well curated silent auction at the fall event and are still in need of higher value items for that. We would be thrilled to have an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Sonos sound system, Galaxy phone to auction and VIKINGS tickets to auction. Know anyone with season tickets?

For July’s Party in the Park we need themed baskets. Remember you can get great ideas from the auction page of the RIS website. Restaurant gift cards in the $25-$75 range sell well as do gift cards from local retailers. And we always sell beer, wine and liquor so put together a few different kinds of vodka or gin and create a tastings basket. If you are a tradesmen or have recently spent some money on home remodeling, ask those folks to donate 5-10 hours of service.

Bidders in 2017 want to spend money on experiences. If you can find someone to donate lessons of any kind, guided tours (whether active outdoors or cultural), weekend cabin stays, ski lodgings, cooking classes, boating trips- we want them.  

To learn more or donate go to our auction home page. We want to raise $20,000 at the summer auction and only with your help can we do it!

Our 2017 Silent Auction will begin taking bids on-line the weekend before the Party, so register now so you can see all the items in this July is auction and begin your bidding!

Minnesota Declares July “Sarcoma Awareness Month”

MN declaration - July is Sarcoma Awareness Month



For the fifth consecutive year, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Steve Simon, Secretary of State, have declared July as Sarcoma Awareness Month in Minnesota. Citing the seriousness of the cancer, its rates of misdiagnose and commending the work of Rein in Sarcoma, the declaration speaks to the leadership of RIS and it cooperating organizations including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.

RIS Joins Effort to Expand Nationwide

National Petition to Designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month: Coming out of a national sarcoma collaboration meeting RIS helped convene in early June, many sarcoma organizations are now attempting to get the White House to declare July nationally as Sarcoma Awareness Month. The organizations, including RIS, are circulating an online petition to the White House in hopes of getting 100,000 signatures before July 28th. You can help by signing the petition asking the president to Officially Designate July as Sarcoma Awareness Month.

White House Petition - July Sarcoma Awareness Month

Featured Volunteer Needs – July 2017

Rein in Sarcoma totally relies on great volunteers (you!) for our success. Here are some current volunteer opportunities for which we have a special need.

Sarcoma Family Picnic Volunteers

Party in the Park

Many volunteers are still needed to help make our 17th Annual Party in the Park a success. Choose to help with Registration, Sarcoma Family Picnic, Silent Auction, Sarcoma Garden, Logistics or any of the numerous opportunities. We especially need many more volunteers for the Children’s Arcade. You can sign up for a shift and still enjoy your time at the Party. Sign up using the Party/Picnic Volunteer Form. For more information about any PIP volunteer positions contact Nancy Hendrickson

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.

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