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Volunteer Spotlight – Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo

Rein in Sarcoma is very fortunate to have enthusiastic volunteers like Amy and Ruth Hoban.

Amy Hoban volunteers with the Patient and Family Support and the Marketing and Public Relations Committees. She’s now approaching one year out from her last radiation treatment and has had clear lung and abdomen scans quarterly.


Amy Hoban

Ruth and Amy

I was diagnosed with “resembling” myxofibrosarcoma in June 2017. Need brought me to Rein in Sarcoma and community and achievement keep me involved as a volunteer. After asking to be partnered with a sarcoma mentor through RIS’s website, I attended a meeting with the Patient and Family Support Committee out of curiosity, and immediately felt welcomed. People talked about their sarcoma connections and inquired about mine without prying. I felt I could be as private or public about my sarcoma story as I wanted.

Talking with other people was comforting and educational. I felt like I belonged. The RIS community feels good whether it’s celebrating or commiserating. I feel privileged to be a part of Rein in Sarcoma as it grows to the next level. Rein in Sarcoma is achieving better outcomes and better survival rates and I want to be a part of it.

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2018 Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp

Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp

2018-19 Sarcoma Scholars with Dr. Okuno, Dr. Hurley and Dr. Ogilvie

Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp has provided intensive education on a little known disease to over 40 RIS scholars since the program’s 2009 inception. Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery, charter member of Rein in Sarcoma Board of Directors and the SH Levitt Chair in Radiation Oncology at the University of Minnesota, conducted the first Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp sets the stage in preparation for the rest of the scholars’ year. The scholars will attend tumor conferences with the medical staff, plan a lecture for their fellow medical students, and plan and carry out other events. They work primarily with their physician mentors, but also meet with the Red Flags Education Committee. All scholars plan a project that may be done individually or with another scholar.

This year’s Boot Camp was held September 6th at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls.Read More

Rein in Sarcoma Golf Challenge – Great Success!

2018 RIS Charity Golf Challenge
The second annual Rein In Sarcoma Golf Challenge was a huge success! Despite a few sprinkles and a quick rain shower, it was a great day! Eighty-two golfers participated at the Historic Keller Golf Course on Monday, August 20th. Nearly $20,000 was raised.

Special Thanks to our lead sponsor, Legacy Wealth and PSI Cars for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest. Unfortunately, no one won the 2018 Yukon XL. There’s always next year!!

Hole sponsors were Access Philanthropy, Tom & Sue Boardman, 3M, Tom DiPasquale & Rosanne Pera, Perry Ford Agency – American Family Insurance, PSI Cars.

We look forward to this annual event and raising even more money next year for the mission of Rein In Sarcoma.

Enjoy the images from the tournament. Thanks to photographer, Pete Wyckoff.

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