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Reaching Goals with Team Sarcoma – Chainbreaker Ride

Carol Skaja-Jacobsen

Carol Skaja-Jacobsen, Administrative Assistant, UMN Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery



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Carol (left) with co-riders in 2017 Chainbreaker

Last year I participated in the Chainbreaker ride along with Team Sarcoma. I gave an update in “My Experience with the Chainbreaker Bike Ride” in the Rein in Sarcoma newsletter last fall.

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.

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New Named Funds to be Dedicated at Party in the Park

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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.

Annette Bonaventura Fund
Chelsey Olafson Fund
Judy Jones Fund
Thomas Worthley

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 is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month

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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!

Join us for our Sarcoma Family Picnic and the Party in the Park on July 23!

Other Sarcoma Awareness month highlights include:

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