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2018 Give to the Max – November 15

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Join us November 15th in supporting Rein in Sarcoma for the 10th Anniversary Give to the Max Day, the great Minnesota day of Giving!

Double your donation to Rein in Sarcoma with our $10,000 challenge gift! Through three anonymous RIS supporters, each of your donations will be doubled up to $10,000 – whether you make a gift through GiveMN, our online donation form or mail a check to Rein in Sarcoma.

To commemorate Give to the Max Day’s tenth anniversary they have more incentives than last year to support the wonderful work of Minnesota nonprofits.

  • Early Giving Golden Tickets: Each day during GTMD Early Giving (November 1-14), a $500 golden ticket will be awarded to one nonprofit each day.
  • Hourly Golden Tickets: On November 15th, a $1,000 golden ticket will be awarded to one nonprofit each hour.
  • 10-Minute Golden Ticket: For the first time, every 10 minutes, GiveMN will be drawing a donation from the previous 10 minutes and awarding a $500 golden ticket to a registered organization. That’s 144 chances to win, every 10 minutes all day long on November 15th.
  • Super Sized Golden Ticket: The grand prize of the giving day! At the conclusion of GTMD, they’ll be drawing from all the donations made between November 1-15 and awarding a $10,000 super sized golden ticket to one Minnesota nonprofit.

Help us in our mission to increase awareness of sarcoma cancers through education, fund sarcoma research and provide support to sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Check how we're doing against our goal.

Volunteer Spotlight – Maryann Duke

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Maryann Duke and Sarcoma Family Picnic centerpieces

How do flowers make you feel? Might seeing colorful, creative, live floral centerpieces at Rein in Sarcoma events bring a sense of being nurtured to your soul? Think about the people that grow these blooms, donate their beauty, deliver them with care, knowing they quietly, and mindfully represent our collective mission of support, education and research.

We want to thank our botanical matriarch, Maryann Duke, as we recognize her volunteer leadership this month. Together, with her floral arranging support team, which has included Diana Thorne-Lund, Jean Thorne, Sarah Giga, Sequoia Wyckoff, and Acacia Wyckoff, along with the generous gifts of flowers from Dale and Ruth Bachman, Maryann has created floral centerpieces to decorate patient and family gatherings and picnics, education events, and fundraisers for nearly two decades.

When asked why have you volunteered with Rein in Sarcoma for so many years? Maryann answered, “It is all about Karen, she was an amazing young woman. If you knew her – volunteering honors Karen, and her work and vision.”Read More

Walser Subaru’s “Share the Love” Benefits RIS

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Rein In Sarcoma is proud to be a Walser Subaru local charity partner for 2018. The Walser Subaru dealership in Burnsville, MN is a strong advocate in the work to support and improve outcomes for sarcoma patients. If you are looking for a fantastic car, November 15 – January 2 is a great time to participate in the Share the Love event at Walser Subaru. When purchasing a new Subaru during the campaign, a buyer can designate $250 to a charity partner. Funds raised on behalf of Rein in Sarcoma go to advance our mission.

In addition to the Share the Love event and hosting RIS educational displays at the dealership, Walser Subaru and its General Manager, Jeff Holmquist, have been the Presenting Sponsor of the RIS Party in the Park the past four years. Jeff and his family established an RIS Named Fund in memory of his first wife. Read Lora Holmquist’s sarcoma story.

During the Share the Love event, RIS will also have the opportunity to visit with Walser customers and raise awareness of sarcoma with a display table of notebooks, tote bags, and brochures. If you can volunteer to be an RIS ambassador – on Saturday, December 8 or December 22, 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., please let us know via email or (763) 205-1467.

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