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Rein in Sarcoma’s Winter Gathering

Winter Gathering Save the Date

Join us amid the flowers and greenery in Bachman’s beautiful Heritage Room for Rein in Sarcoma’s Winter Gathering. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of community fellowship, story telling, and education. We welcome all Sarcoma patients, survivors, family and friends, and those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma.

Bachman’s Lyndale Garden Center
6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Susan Flannigan

The Patient and Family Support Committee presents Susan Flannigan, of the University of Minnesota Earl E. Baken Center for Spirituality and Healing, who will share her mindfulness and stress reduction expertise. We will also be collecting items for the Patient Tote Bags (lip balm, soft hats, nail polish, hand warmers especially needed).

We appreciate your RSVP to help the Patient and Family Support Committee plan the event.

Survivor and Fighters Photo

Survivor and Fighters Photo

Upper Midwest Oncology Education Network Conference

Dick DeBlieck with RIS Display

Dick DeBlieck, Red Flags Education Committee member

Thanks to the support of nonprofit friends, Rein in Sarcoma, Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, and Angel Foundation were gifted display table space at the 14th annual gathering of Upper Midwest Oncology educators.  Red Flags Education Committee volunteers staffed the table and shared our educational and outreach resources with over 240 nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists from the five state area. We were excited to feature new RIS education resources: Video, Red Flags Brochure, Physician Diagnostic Card, and 7th Edition Patient Starter Notebook

Many educators who took the new brochure and noted the URL for the sarcoma education video, committed to bring these resources back to colleagues and advocate for sarcoma education. The credibility of our educational resources is enhanced because of the relationships Rein in Sarcoma has built with the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Children’s Masonic Hospital, Children’s Hospital Minnesota, and our growing relationship with Duke.  UMOEN leadership, including president, Jeremy Whalen, Pharm D, is looking for ways to partner with Rein in Sarcoma around education and outreach.  

Jack's Caregiver Table with Kyle, Marlene, and Dave

Kyle from Jack’s Caregiver Coalition and Marlene and Dave Dolney, RIS Red Flags Education Committee volunteers

We extend special thanks to our volunteers: Marlee Brice, Dick DeBlieck. Phyllis Balto, Marlene Dolney and Dave Dolney, who were easy to approach and shared engaging conversations with display visitors. In addition to vetted medical sarcoma information within RIS’ Patient Starter Notebook, a key highlight was the chapter on cancer patient support resources. Not to be overlooked, it lists a treasure trove of helpful resources:  everything from help cleaning house, lodging for family at a medical system, to camp for kids, help with paying bills, and cancer caregiver support. We are stronger together and time with UMOEN members, Jack’s and Angel Foundation, highlights the many ways people work to improve outcomes for patients and families.

In mission, Janelle

Subaru Share the Love

Subaru Share the love banner

Over the last 11 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and over 1,170 hometown charities. Subaru puts customers in the driver’s seat to designate $250 from a list of charities for each purchase or lease of a Subaru.

Share the Love Event is November 14, 2019 – January 2, 2020.

Rein in Sarcoma is again, one of two hometown charities for the Walser Subaru in Burnsville for the fourth consecutive year.

New this year, Rein in Sarcoma is the sole hometown charity of the brand-new Walser Subaru of South St. Paul!

As part of our education efforts, RIS will host an information table at the dealerships on dates in December. If you are interested in volunteering, please email or call (763) 205-1467.

We are so grateful for Subaru’s continued support to advance the mission of Rein in Sarcoma.

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