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Join Us for the 2017 Party in the Park Kickoff Meeting

All who are interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend the 2017 Party in the Park Kickoff meeting and celebration, Tuesday, March 14. For the first time ever, we are holding this meeting at Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul.

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Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Circle, St Paul MN

Map and directions

Signature Cafe

Kickoff Schedule:

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  -  Have dinner at the Kickoff! - Signatures' Cafe "Signature on Wheels" Food Truck with tasty dinner options available.   Check out the menu.  Each attendee is welcome to one free beer or root beer.

6:00 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m. - Complimentary VIP 30 minute brewery tour - limited availability -sign up on the RSVP form.

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -  Kickoff Meeting. We will celebrate our accomplishments and reflect on the previous 16 years of success, as well as highlight changes for this year's event.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Presentation by U of MN Doctors and Researchers
  • Unveiling of the 2017 Party graphics!
  • Initial committee meetings including: Party Program, Silent Auction, Sarcoma Family Picnic, Logistics

This is the perfect opportunity to meet other volunteers, share your ideas and get involved! Please RSVP by March 12 so we can plan accordingly. However please join us whether or not you are able to RSVP! Bookmark the 2017 Party in the Park page - we will continue to update as plans come into place.

Questions: Call 1-844-727-2662 or email the event chair, [email address="" link_text="Chelsey Olafson"]

Rein in Sarcoma Winter Gathering, Be Supported and Entertained

Sarcoma Survivors Gathering

(Read the story of this wonderful event! Click Here)

Join us as we escape the cold and surround ourselves with flowers and support this January. The Rein in Sarcoma Winter Gathering will be held on Sunday, January 29th from 1:30-4:30 pm at scenic Bachman’s Garden Center in Minneapolis, MN. This is an opportunity for those affected by sarcoma to connect and share their personal sarcoma stories. Sarcoma patients, survivors and their loved ones are all invited to attend.


TimGabrielson_StoolAlong with being a time to connect with others affected by sarcoma this event will also be inspirational and entertaining. Local author and comedian Tim Gabrielson will entertain us with his unique blend of comedy and magic. Since he was sixteen years old Gabrielson has been entertaining audiences with comedic magic shows. Gabrielson has performed for several different venues including business meetings and Las Vegas night clubs. Gabrielson weaves encouraging messages into his performances as he wants to encourage others to lead happy and productive lives. Gabrielson says “I’ve never seen a situation that couldn’t be made better with humor.”  Gabrielson entertains and encourages at the same time. In his performances and in his book Lemons to Laughter Gabrielson encourages his audience to make good things happen out of not so good situations.Read More

Thank you for an amazing 2016!

Thank you, thank you one and all for an amazing year of fundraising for Rein in Sarcoma!

sunflowerWe had the largest and most successful Party in the Park ever this past year with over $90,000 raised. Special thanks to all our sponsors and especially Walser Subaru Burnsville for becoming our Presenting Sponsor as well as committing to do so again in 2017. Thanks to Jeff Holmquist and his entire staff!

The Patient and Family Support Committee was able to raise over $5,000 through the annual Garage Sale. The funds are being used for “totes for hope” bags given to sarcoma patients during their hospitalization, as well as other support activities such as the Fall and Winter Gatherings.

RIS acknowledges with gratitude the special event fundraising activities managed by families and friends in honor of sarcoma patients, as well as named fund donations; these loving efforts brought in significant funds.Read More

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