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Sarcoma Talk and Together Time

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Enjoying conversion at the Winter Gathering

There is great value in getting together with others who share your life experiences. Especially when that experience is something as rare as Sarcoma.

Rein in Sarcoma is introducing a monthly Sarcoma Talk and Together Time, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 am, beginning May 14. All gatherings will be held at Rein in Sarcoma’s offices, 7401 Central Avenue NE, Suite A, Fridley, MN, telephone 763-205-1467.

Our first meeting will be a time for self-introductions and histories, and compiling topics for upcoming meetings. Each month, participants will select from these topics for conversation, with some time open for individual introductions and check-ins. Each meeting will be participant-directed, facilitation only to keep everyone on track and on schedule.

Vicki Strong, a nine-year, Stage 4 leiomyosarcoma (LMS) survivor will be the facilitator. She is a certified cancer coach, a board member for an international LMS Foundation, and a moderator for three Facebook support groups. You may contact Vicki at 651-730-5049 with questions or topical suggestions. Please leave a message with your contact information.

No RSVP needed, come as you are able!

Vicki Strong

Featured Volunteer Needs – May 2019

RIS Volunteers
RIS depends on volunteers to make our mission a reality. Current volunteer opportunities include:

March in a Parade to Raise Sarcoma Awareness

Do you enjoy a good parade? Always wanted to ride in a convertible, wave and throw candy to the crowds? Here's your chance. On Sunday, July 14, Rein in Sarcoma will be marching in the Monticello Parade starting at noon. Let us know if you'd like to join us.  Contact us at 763-205-1467 or by email.

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Marketing Communications Intern -
Rein in Sarcoma is seeking qualified candidates for an internship position. In this unpaid position, the intern would work with the Executive Director, Development Director, and PR and Marketing Committee to develop and execute communications including monthly newsletter, social media, annual report, flyers, and invitations.

For more information about this position contact Janelle Calhoun at (763) 205-1467 or by email.

Marketing Committee Member -
Rein in Sarcoma’s Marketing Committee will develop a comprehensive communications plan that will market and promote the mission of our organization. Committee members will make sure that our marketing tools follow the organization’s brand. Marketing tools include but are not limited to: website, newsletter, social media, videos, merchandise, and print materials.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Red Flags Committee

The Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags Committee is looking for volunteers who can help get the word out and educate the public about sarcoma cancers. This committee works with the Sarcoma Scholars, updates  the Patient Starter Notebook, attends medical conferences and other events to educate attendees about sarcoma cancers. Volunteers for the Red Flags Committee will attend events and meetings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.


Upcoming Rein in Sarcoma Events!

Save the Date - 2019Be sure to save the dates to participate in these great 2019 Rein in Sarcoma Events. Information will continue to be updated on our website, social media sites, and in future RIS Newsletters.

Monday, July 29:
4:30 p.m.   RIS Sarcoma Family Picnic
6:00 p.m.  19th Annual Party in the Park
Como Park - East Picnic Pavilions, St. Paul

Saturday, August 17:
Time TBD   RIS Bike Ride
Trail ride to support Sarcoma Research
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Tuesday, August 20:
12:00 p.m.   Third Annual RIS Golf Tournament
Edinburgh USA Golf Course, Brooklyn Park
See highlights of last year's Golf Challenge

Thursday, October 10:
5:30 p.m. Fourth Annual RIS Fall Fundraiser
Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom, Golden Valley
A recap of last year's fundraiser

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