After I completed the 25-mile Chainbreaker ride last August, which was really fun, I got off my bike and thought, "next year I’m doing 50 miles, losing 50 pounds, by the time I’m 50 in October 2018."
I started with a nice weight-loss plan and was still riding my bike. Unfortunately, during a routine physical exam in October, I was told that there was an abnormality on my mammogram. On my 49th birthday, I was told I had breast cancer. Needless to say, it’s a shock to hear, “you have cancer,” and it takes an emotional toll on a person. It’s very devastating.
Rein in Sarcoma is honored to introduce four new members to our Named Fund Family. The following named funds have been established to further the mission of Rein in Sarcoma and to inspire others to join in their efforts.
All RIS active named funds will be recognized at our Party in the Park, July 23 at Como Park. In addition, these four new named funds will be dedicated with family and close friends. Please take some time to introduce yourself and welcome them into our Rein in Sarcoma family.
Learn more about establishing a RIS Named Fund.
July 2018 has been proclaimed Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month by Governor Mark Dayton. Throughout July, Rein in Sarcoma will be sharing facts about Sarcoma as well as patient stories. Check it out on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feeds; then “share” these facts to promote awareness of sarcoma cancers!
Other Sarcoma Awareness month highlights include:
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium – Saturday, July 14, at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
- The Anna Rogotzke Kick Ball Tournament.- Saturday, July 21
- Full page Sarcoma information page in the July 1 Star Tribune, presented by Mayo Clinic