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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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Mud Dog Ride supports Rein in Sarcoma!

2018 Mud Dog Riders
The unstoppable Mud Dog snowmobile riders completed another journey, their 10th, in memory of Eric Skogman to benefit Rein In Sarcoma, February 7-8. The ride started in Anoka on the Rum River and the group, following local snowmobilers Justin and Dustin, rode the river for about seven miles until it opened up. The group then diverted onto the trail system. Low snow made the ride rough, including a jostling experience on a open field.

The group of five, including Justin and Dustin, stopped at the Mystic Inn in Princeton for lunch. There, the group split up, with Justin and Dustin heading south and the rest of the crew heading north to Onamia. The farther north they rode, the better (and more snow-covered) the trails became. By the time they got near Mille Lacs, the trail became a magic white carpet. The group ended the day at Muggs of Mille Lacs in Wahkon, regaling their adventures.

Mud Dog riders

MnUSA 2018 Winter Rendezvous


This is the third year in the row that the group faced challenging snow conditions but the Mud Dog motto is "Press on regardless," and so they did.

Over $2400 was raised towards Rein in Sarcoma's Mission through the Mud Dog Ride, including an anonymous Mud Dog challenge grant. Thanks to the Mud Dog participants and everyone who donated in support of the ride!

Riders included (follow links to individual rider page):

Joel Mellenthin
Lynn Keillor
Jeremiah Jones

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