With a breeze coming off lake Minnetonka and the sun shining bright, eighteen people gathered to ride to support sarcoma research fundraising - for loved ones and building community together. Development Committee Chair, Tom Boardman, and Dave Grey planned this year’s ride. There was a good mix of returning riders from previous Team Sarcoma pelotons and new members. The ride was mapped for 13.1 miles out and back, the length of a marathon, on the local Dakota Rail Regional Trail.
Expert riders took off fast and leisurely riders enjoyed a slower pace as the trail took them over scenic views of the lake, homes and small towns on the western side of the Twin Cities. You have until September 17 to donate in support of a rider or the team to fund critical sarcoma research! We thank riders, donors and ride leadership for building community and raising funds (currently over $17,000) to support critical sarcoma research through the mission of Rein in Sarcoma!
Thanks to the vision and footwork of longtime Development Committee member, Perry Ford, 25 foursomes checked in to the fourth annual RIS Charity Golf Challenge on August 20. Golfers of all ages and skill levels played a scramble format at the beautiful Edinburgh USA Golf Course, in Brooklyn Park, MN. Following early morning storms, teams competed under the sun. Play flowed smoothly and all felt challenged as they played eighteen holes on a course designed by Robert Trent Jones III.
After golf, silent auction bidding was fierce for rounds of golf at various local courses. D’Amico catered delicious lunch and dinner. Tom Boardman, RIS Development Committee Chair, guided our teams throughout the day and hosted the awards ceremony. We thank our diamond sponsor, Legacy Wealth, platinum sponsor Great Clips, and hole sponsors for your generous support of Rein in Sarcoma’s mission. Thanks to all the teams and sponsors, over $28,000 was raised to fund the RIS mission! We look forward to having you play with the Rein in Sarcoma community next year. We are stronger together!
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What a great evening of stories, music, conversation, learning, games, fun and inspiration. The 2019 Party in the Park was an opportunity for the Rein in Sarcoma community to come together to advance the 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!
Sarcoma Family Picnic
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. New connections were formed among a community joined together by personal connection to sarcoma. As the picnic closed, the "Dirty Shorts Brass Band" entertained the crowd and led them up the hill to the Cafesjian Carousel for the Tribute ride.