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Special Collaboration of Cancer Resources

Community Cancer Leadership Collaborative


In honor of World Cancer Day, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance announced a very special collaboration between 12 local nonprofits deeply involved in the cancer community. Rein in Sarcoma is a member of the Community Cancer Leadership Collaborative.

Help spread the word about these organizations. Whether you are a patient or caregiver, medical professional, social worker or advocate, this poster is created with YOU in mind! The more we can ensure patients and their families have access to the resources they need, the better equipped they are to face the challenges to come.

You can request an electronic copy for email or printing, or you can order FREE posters for waiting rooms or offices. To order please email Brighter Days Grief Center with your request. Thank you to Minnesota Cancer Alliance for providing the grant funds for this project!

See additional Patient and Caregiver Resources on the Rein in Sarcoma website.

Upcoming Board and Annual Meeting

The Rein in Sarcoma Board of Directors will meet on January 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Plaza building in Bloomington, Minnesota. This is also the RIS Annual meeting and is open to all interested community members.

The agenda will include a review of the organization’s 2019 financial activity and current financial status, 2020 Budget review, and make a decision on UMN research grants. The Board will also vote on new board member and officer candidates. All board members serve as volunteers and meet quarterly.

We say a special thanks to outgoing board members, Allan Swartz, Dr. Larry Seymour, and Deb Cossette. They will each continue their support of Rein in Sarcoma’s mission through committee work and other roles.

Allan Swartz

Allan Swartz

Dr. Larry Seymour

Dr. Larry Seymour

Debra Cossette

Debra Cossette

RIS Hiring Education and Communications Manager

As part of our three-pronged mission, RIS has been on the forefront of sarcoma cancer educational initiatives, building new programs and tools to support faster and more accurate diagnoses with the end goal of improving patient outcomes. We are currently working on a pilot program to educate primary care professionals through live presentations and digital education programs. Our innovative work includes: Patient Starter Education Notebook, Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars, Red Flags Materials for Medical Professionals and the public, videos on sarcoma and now software development to support faster, accurate sarcoma diagnosis through Best Practice Alerts (BPA) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

These programs have been conceived and executed by our Red Flags Education Committee, the RIS Medical Advisory Board, and our Hallie Ann Brown Educational Initiative.

The RIS Board of Directors has recommended expanding the previous part-time Health Programs Coordinator position to a full time Education and Communications Manager. The person selected will work closely with the Red Flags Education Committee, the Rein in Sarcoma Medical Advisory Board, the Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars, and the Public Relations and Marketing Committee.

Please help Rein in Sarcoma find the right candidate. Critical skillsets include medical training, working with patients, communications, and volunteer management experience. Candidates can review the position description and apply at Indeed.

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