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Theresa Fetsch – Development Director


Rein in Sarcoma Welcomes

Theresa Fetsch

Development Director

Theresa Fetsch - RIS Development Director

Rein in Sarcoma is very pleased to welcome Theresa Fetsch as our new Development Director. The search committee, made up of members of the Development Committee, the Talent and Resource Committee and Executive Director Janelle Calhoun, selected Theresa from a slate of excellent candidates. Theresa was able to start in time to join us at the Party in the Park!

Theresa brings prior event coordination and development experience from organizations such as the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Twin Cities Marathon, The Minneapolis Aquatennial, Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes, and most recently, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Advertising from St. Thomas as well as relevant leadership coursework.

We are looking forward to Theresa's leadership, working closely with the Development Committee, Executive Director, RIS Board and committee leadership, to insure long-term funding sustainability of Rein in Sarcoma's mission. Theresa is already engaged in the planning and execution of the upcoming RIS Golf Tournament and Fall Fundraiser.

Theresa says, “I'm thrilled to join the Rein In Sarcoma family as Development Director. I'm so passionate about fighting cancer and ultimately finding a cure because my father passed away from cancer, my niece is a cancer survivor, and my mom is a two-time cancer survivor. I'm really excited to get to work to support Sarcoma education, patients and their families and research."

You can reach Theresa at 1-844-727-2662 ext. 6 or

Welcome Theresa!

2018-2019 Sarcoma Scholars

We're pleased to introduce Rein in Sarcoma's five 2018-2019 Sarcoma Scholars from the University of Minnesota and Mayo Medical Schools! This is the tenth year RIS has awarded scholarships to medical students, who spend the year completing various projects and presentations to bring sarcoma awareness to their fellow students as well as the larger community of medical professionals. The scholars are supervised by Dr. Katherine Dusenbery of the University of Minnesota and Dr. Scott Okuno of the Mayo Clinic. The Scholars were introduced at the Party in the Park.

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2018 Party in the Park Highlights

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.

Sarcoma Family Picnic

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Recent and Upcoming Events

RIS Fall Fundraiser

Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of socializing, celebration and fundraising to support Rein in Sarcoma’s mission of Education, Patient Support and Research.  At the beautiful Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.