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The Auction Committee needs YOU!

Silent Auction
We’ve already begun work to ensure a fantastic Silent Auction at the 2018 Party in the Park. The auction is a major component of the fundraising that occurs at Rein in Sarcoma’s signature event. There are many ways to get involved and participate to make the auction a success. A primary task is identifying and obtaining great items for the auction, so if you have a large social network, love personal interaction and aren’t afraid of rejection- this is for you.

We’ve put together resources on the types of auction items that do well and tools you’ll need to solicit auction donations, including an example solicitation letter and 2018 Gift-in-Kind form.

We also need people to go online and request donations from corporate sites – great if you want to contribute to the effort from home. Anyone with savvy computer skills is welcome to work on printing display placards. Volunteers will be needed to stage the auction on July 19th. And of course there is lots to do the day of the event, as we load and unload the auction truck, set up, run, and break down the auction. If you are interested or have questions please call Jason Patalonis at 651.221.0273 and bring a friend!

We will meet as an Auction Committee at the upcoming Party in the Park Kickoff meeting – Tuesday, March 13th at Summit Brewery – we’d love to have you join us. All our welcome, but come prepared to share ideas, brainstorm and roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Want to work on auction item solicitation with others? Join our volunteer solicitation working groups – at the RIS Fridley Office:

Thursday, March 22nd 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 27th from 11 AM – 12 Noon

Thursday, March 29th from 2 – 3 PM

Sunday, April 8th from 3 – 4 PM

UMN Medical School Sarcoma Presentations

Twin Cities Campus

“Be sure to appreciate every healthy day that you have and the people in your life that you love!” Dick DeBlieck sarcoma survivor and single father of two lives by that motto since his battle with sarcoma.

Dick and Dr. Denis Clohisy teamed up with RIS Sarcoma Scholars Andrew Hughes, Allison Martin and Ying Gibbens to educate 40 of the medical students at the U of M Twin Cities Campus on many aspects of sarcoma.

Dick expressed his gratitude to Dr. Clohisy for his expertise and compassion as he treated him for his sarcoma that had initially been misdiagnosed as a benign tumor. He pointed out to the students that they needed to know the warning signs of sarcoma, as it is rare but deadly. He said the doctor that diagnosed his lump as a cyst had never seen another case of sarcoma in his 35-year practice.

Dr Denis Clohisy presenting to UMN TC Medical Students

Dr. Denis Clohisy

Dick Deblick

Dick Deblick relating his sarcoma story to UMN-TC medical students

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Visit Rein in Sarcoma’s New Office – March 9th

Fridley RIS Office

Rein in Sarcoma - New Office Open House

March 9th,  3:00 to 6:00 PM
7401 Central Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Please join us for the official opening of the new Rein in Sarcoma office on Friday, March 9th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located just a few miles north of the I-694 and Central Avenue intersection, we have a lively space which reflects the heritage of our past and the expansion into our future.

You’ll have a chance to see our meeting space and staff office, as well as get updates on the latest RIS educational and support activities, and research grants. Bring a silent auction item to donate or write an auction item request letter with us, and visit with members of the Rein in Sarcoma community.

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