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Rein in Sarcoma Golf Challenge – Great Success!

2018 RIS Charity Golf Challenge
The second annual Rein In Sarcoma Golf Challenge was a huge success! Despite a few sprinkles and a quick rain shower, it was a great day! Eighty-two golfers participated at the Historic Keller Golf Course on Monday, August 20th. Nearly $20,000 was raised.

Special Thanks to our lead sponsor, Legacy Wealth and PSI Cars for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest. Unfortunately, no one won the 2018 Yukon XL. There’s always next year!!

Hole sponsors were Access Philanthropy, Tom & Sue Boardman, 3M, Tom DiPasquale & Rosanne Pera, Perry Ford Agency – American Family Insurance, PSI Cars.

We look forward to this annual event and raising even more money next year for the mission of Rein In Sarcoma.

Enjoy the images from the tournament. Thanks to photographer, Pete Wyckoff.

Make a Difference – Help the Mission!

Auction at the Fall Fundraiser
What can you do in five minutes to make a difference in the fight against sarcoma? On Thursday evening, October 10, we will hold our Fourth Annual Fall Fundraiser. This evening has become an important and significant part of Rein in Sarcoma fundraising. In addition to the donations, ticket sales and Fund-A-Need, the silent and live auctions play a big part in the fun and success of the evening. This is where we need your five minutes.

Auctions require donations and donations come from each and every one of us using those five minutes to identify and ask one person/business/neighbor/ friend/family member to contribute. People like to help but often times need to be asked. Please don’t decide someone would not be interested in making a donation, let them decide. Use your social network and let’s make the 2019 Fall Fundraiser auctions something to remember.

What sells:

  • Unique experiences, such as behind the scenes tours of places of interest
    High end restaurant gift cards
    Vikings, Wild and MN United tickets
    Vacation stays (think cabins, condos and B&Bs)
    Concert tickets and theater tickets
    Must have electronics
    Well curated gift baskets centered on a theme
    Service gift certificates for dog walking, yard work, contractor work, car detailing, home cooked and delivered dinners – anything that will save you time
    Good wine, beer and liquor

Please have the donor fill out the Gift-in-Kind Form so we can properly record the gift and thank the donor. Customize the example solicitation letter. Any questions please call Jason Patalonis, our Auction Chair at 651.221.0273. You can make a difference and it only takes five minutes!

Leiomyosarcoma Symposium Highlights

Annie Achee and Dr. Scott Okuno

Annie Achee, National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation and Dr. Scott Okuno, Mayo Clinic

Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes, 2017-18 Sarcoma Scholar

On July 14th, more than 80 people from Minnesota, the Midwest and nation attended an outstanding day-long Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) Patient Education Symposium at Mayo Clinic. The program was designed by Dr. Scott Okuno for patients, their families and the public. Ten sarcoma specialists practicing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN spoke on their areas of expertise. The day was filled with opportunities to learn from medical experts as well as talk and connect with one another with renewed hope. Mayo Clinic has graciously offered access to program videos for each topic.

Highlights of the day included information on diagnosing LMS, state of the art treatment options, research and clinical trials. In addition, two LMS patient survivors along with Andrew Hughes, 2017 Rein in Sarcoma Scholar, shared their personal stories and connection to LMS. The program closed with several presenters participating in a 30-minute Q & A panel discussion, and a tour of the Proton Beam Therapy Center.

This education symposium marks the first time Rein in Sarcoma has worked in collaboration as a co-sponsor with another sarcoma organization, the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation, and the Mayo Clinic, to provide education on soft tissue sarcoma, and specify Leiomyosarcoma. Another education symposium is proposed for the spring of 2020.

Thank you to all involved in designing, leading and presenting at this excellent symposium! Special thanks to symposium course director and Rein in Sarcoma board member, Dr. Scott Okuno, the Mayo Clinic, the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation, and the volunteers and families of Rein in Sarcoma who work together supporting mission outreach.2018 LMS Symposium

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