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Raising Sarcoma Awareness Among Minnesota Athletic Trainers

Dick DeBlieck, Dr. Christian Ogilvie, Marlee Brice
Dick DeBlieck, Dr. Christian Ogilvie, Marlee Brice

Dr. Christian Ogilvie, UMN Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rein in Sarcoma Medical Advisory Board member, presented “When is a Musculoskeletal Condition a Tumor?” at the Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association 2019 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on April 13.  Licensed athletic trainers as well as students enrolled in an accredited athletic training programs attended the event. Trainers came from clinic, high school, collegiate, and professional settings.

The Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients, and clients. They also want to enhance the profession of Athletic Training through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions. Rein in Sarcoma was delighted to attend the symposium because athletic trainers could be the first to come in contact with individuals presenting symptoms suggesting sarcoma. By educating those who first see or hear about a lump or bump, patients will be diagnosed sooner and lives will be saved.

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Featured Volunteer Needs – April 2019

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

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us 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 totes of hope bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and plans and attends several gatherings throughout the year. Next meeting is Tuesday, April 16.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 1 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Red Flags Education Committee

The Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags committee is looking for additional members to work on a variety of education programs for healthcare professionals and the public. Program needs include writing, editing and presenting. Depending on the project, time commitment will vary. If interested, please contact Sue Wyckoff or Naomi Bowman.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 1 or by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Party in the Park Planning “Kicks Off”

Party in the Park Kickoff
The 2019 Party in the Park planning got off to a great start at Surly Brewery, Co. on March 18. Many attendees enjoyed social time with a tour of brewery prior to the official Kickoff. Even those supporters who could not attend in person were able to watch the live stream of the Kickoff on the Rein in Sarcoma Facebook page.

Party in the Park Kickoff

Party in the Park Kickoff

Party in the Park Kickoff

Amy Hoban and Allison Mulcahy, our Event Co-chairs, ‘kicked off’ the official Party in the Park planning.  Each member of the Party Leadership team shared the activities of their sub-committees, which include Logistics, Picnic, Registration, Merchandise, Raffle, Auction, Marketing, Volunteer Coordination, Luminaries, Concessions, Ring Toss and Garden of Hope. To highlight a few areas:

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