Under the direction of our Sarcoma Scholars, Rein in Sarcoma brought an educational experience to each of the medical schools in Minnesota. On March 7th, Scholar Aubrey Thyen organized a dinner lecture for the first and second year students at UMN Duluth. During their pizza dinner, the students heard the heartrending story of Joslyn Dickhoff’s misdiagnosis, several year battle, and eventual loss of life to sarcoma at age seven. Her mother Kayla journeyed from Belgrade, MN to share Joslyn’s story and illustrate to the medical students how tragic the consequences of a misdiagnosis can be.
Saturday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
The 12th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center, is an excellent opportunity for survivors, parents, and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, to explore issues survivors face after cancer treatment. The conference emphasizes “educating and empowering survivors so they can better advocate for themselves and lead full and productive lives” by providing them with “expert information on the long-term effects of cancer treatment”.Read More
Be sure to save the dates to participate in these great 2017 public and Rein in Sarcoma Events. Information will continue to be updated on our website and in future RIS Newletters.
Monday- July 24:
4:30 p.m. RIS Sarcoma Family Picnic
6:00 p.m. 17th Annual Party in the Park
Como Park, St. Paul
August 6-12 / August 20-25
Eden Valley, MN (also a WI location)
Free week long summer camp to support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community. Run by students at the University of Minnesota. For more info and registration