Is your 2018 calendar filling up? Please add these upcoming Rein in Sarcoma events now, so that you'll be able to attend one —or all of our events and help us continue our threefold mission of patient support, education and research. Our events are great ways to connect with the sarcoma community and get involved with the Rein in Sarcoma family. We look forward to exciting opportunities to change the sarcoma story with you!
Monday, July 23
Como Park, St. Paul, MN
Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, our signature event, Party in the Park, is a joyous celebration. Hundreds of sarcoma patients, survivors and their loved ones gather for the Sarcoma Family Picnic, which is followed by the Party in the Park - an evening of music, entertainment, inspiration and fun for all ages.
Monday, August 20
Historical Keller Golf Course, Maplewood, MN
Clean up your clubs and get ready for a day of great golf and fellowship to benefit the Rein in Sarcoma mission. Lunch, dinner, range balls, golf and cart are included with registration for the Second Annual RIS Charity Golf Challenge. Prizes for winners. Register a group of four golfers or as an individual player.
Thursday, October 11
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN
Our annual Fall Fundraiser brings together members of the medical community, sarcoma survivors, and friends and family with generous hearts to change the sarcoma story. Join us for an evening of great entertainment, fine dining and inspirational speakers.
We’d like to draw your attention to a promising new therapy for osteosarcoma patients that recently went to clinical trial at the Masonic Cancer Center and at 30 other hospitals around the country. This is exciting news for a disease which has had little in the way of new treatments in the past 30 years.
Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota researchers, led by Dr. Brandon Moriarity, developed this therapy which uses an antibody, VX15, developed by Vaccinex, to block the activity if semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D), a causative gene of osteosarcoma. The VX15 activates the immune system and can cause the immune system to kill the osteosarcoma cancer cells.
1. Divine, M (2018), ‘A new cancer treatment is in clinical trial thanks to Zach Sobiech fund’, TwinCitiesPioneesPress.com, 10 February, accessed March 5, 2018.
We are excited to announce that we are actively looking for a Health Program Coordinator. The primary responsibility of this part-time position is to work with medical professionals and Rein in Sarcoma volunteers to develop and implement sarcoma cancer educational programs directed primarily toward medical professionals, with the goal of bringing about early diagnosis and effective treatment. The position reports to the Executive Director regarding educational program progress and needs.
The position is currently posted at the Minnesota Council of Non Profits and Indeed, but we also wanted to reach out to the Rein in Sarcoma community. Please take a moment to review the position description. Please forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested in helping to advance the Rein in Sarcoma mission.
Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to: employmentRIS@reininsarcoma.org