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Volunteer Spotlight – Sarina Morrison

Susan McNamara, Sarina Morrison

Susan McNamara & Sarina

 

 

We would like to recognize Rein in Sarcoma volunteer Sarina McNamara Morrison this month. Diagnosed with sarcoma cancer at the end of 2014, Sarina came to know about RIS through the Patient Starter Notebook she received at the University of Minnesota. She gave a moving speech at the 2015 Party in the Park and has been involved in putting on the Party in the Park ever since, taking on the Raffle Chair position in 2017 and again this year. Don't forget to get your 2018 raffle tickets - very cool prizes! Sarina's employer, Ergodyne, has also shown their generosity through annual sponsorship of the Party in Park in honor of Sarina; this year, Ergodyne is sponsoring the raffle.

Sarina has also been an on-going member of the Patient and Family Support committee, which matches mentors to newly diagnosed patients, plans supportive events for those affected by sarcoma, and collects donations and assembles care packages and patient notebooks, which are distributed at local hospitals to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients. She was a member of the survivor panel for our 2017 Winter Gathering.

We appreciate your generous giving of your time and talents, Sarina. Thank you for inspiring and helping others.

Know an incredible RIS volunteer? Please email Chelsey Olafson at secretary@reininsarcoma.org

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Featured Volunteer Needs – May 2018

RIS Volunteers
RIS depends on volunteers to make our mission a reality. Current volunteer opportunities include:

March in a Parade to Raise Sarcoma Awareness

Do you enjoy a good parade? Always wanted to ride in a convertible, wave and throw candy to the crowds? Here's your chance. On Sunday, July 15 Rein in Sarcoma will be riding in the Monticello Parade starting at noon. Let us know if you'd like to join us.
Contact us at 763-205-1467 or by email.

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Red Flags Committee

The Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags Committee is looking for volunteers who can help get the word out and educate the public about sarcoma cancers. This committee works with the Sarcoma Scholars, updates  the Patient Starter Notebook, attends medical conferences and other events to educate attendees about sarcoma cancers. Volunteers for the Red Flags Committee will attend events and meetings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

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Featured Volunteer Needs – April 2018

RIS Volunteers
RIS depends on volunteers to make our mission a reality. Here are the volunteer opportunities that we are currently looking to fill:

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Marketing Committee Member -
Rein in Sarcoma’s Marketing Committee will develop a comprehensive communications plan that will market and promote the mission of our organization. Committee members will make sure that our marketing tools will follow the organization’s brand. Marketing tools include but are not limited to: website, newsletter, social media, training, PowerPoints, letterhead, t-shirts, and print materials.

Website Designer:

The Website Sub-committee is looking for a volunteer with website design experience to assist the team in enhancing the user experience on our website. Prior experience with WordPress, our website platform, is a plus. Volunteer would work remotely, however, they would need to be able to meet in person quarterly with the website team, at a central Twin Cities location.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Deb Cossette by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Social Media Sub-Committee:

Rein in Sarcoma is seeking a dedicated volunteer who is interested in assisting with social media, primarily Facebook. This volunteer should be organized, creative and have some experience with graphic design and photo editing. As part of the Marketing and Public Relations committee, it is preferred they are able to attend monthly meetings. Social media posts should be engaging, educational and insightful. Volunteer should be willing to seek out sarcoma stories in the media, local stories of sarcoma patients, educational articles about sarcoma, it's various treatments, recent research, articles about survivorship, caregiving etc. Volunteer should also become familiar with our website and stay updated on current Rein in Sarcoma news and events.

For more information about these volunteer positions contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for these positions at: New Volunteer Form

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