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The Auction Committee needs YOU!

We've already begun work to ensure a fantastic Silent Auction at the 2017 Party in the Park. There are lots of 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 also need people to go online and request donations from corporate sites- great if you want to work from home. Anyone with savvy computer skills is welcome to work on printing bid sheets and display placards. Volunteers will be needed to stage the auction on July 20th. And of course there is lots to do the day of, 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!

An auction planning meeting and dinner has been planned for Wednesday the 29th of March at 6:15 p.m. Please RSVP to Jason Patalonis via [email address="" link_text="email"]. Location: Jason’s house 506 Portland Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102

All our welcome but come prepared to share ideas, brainstorm and roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Jason Patalonis

Jason Patalonis -caterer extrordinaire

Jason's dessert creations

Jason's dessert creations

U of M Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank

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Opportunity for Osteosarcoma patients and families

The University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center recently established the Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank which offers a single location where every patient with osteosarcoma and their relatives can participate in research. The hope is that by gathering information on a very large number of osteosarcoma patients and their families from all over the world, researchers can gain a better understanding of osteosarcoma incidence and survival which may lead to the ability to predict who is susceptible, detect tumors when they are small and eventually a cure.

The BOOST registry and ongoing University of Minnesota osteosarcoma research is made possible in part through the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund of the Children's Cancer Research Fund, as well as the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation.

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Another Successful Mud Dog Ride!


2017 Mud Dog Riders

The 2017 Mud Dog snowmobile ride successfully logged more than 250 trail miles in memory of Eric Skogman and to benefit Rein In Sarcoma. The group of four (with additional riders/support persons joining on day two) rode from the Mille Lacs area to Grand Rapids on Feb 8 - 9, ending at the 2017 MN USA Winter Swowmobile Rendezvous.

A total of over $5000 was raised in support of the Mud Dog Ride, including an anonymous $2,000 Mud Dog Challenge Grant. Thanks to the Mud Dog participants and everyone who donated in support of the ride! 

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