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Featured Volunteer Needs – November 2018

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

Increase Sarcoma Awareness
Visit with Walser Subaru customers and raise awareness of sarcoma during the "Share the Love" campaign. RIS will host a display table at the Walser Subaru dealership in Burnsville, MN. If you can volunteer to be an RIS ambassador – on Saturday, December 8 or December 22, 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., please let us know via email or call (763) 205-1467.

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 November 13.

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 Committee

The Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags Committee Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags committee is looking for additional committee 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. Our next committee meeting will be scheduled for November 29. 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

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

Apply for these positions at: New Volunteer Form

Raising Sarcoma Awareness at School Nurse Conference

Marlee Brice and Naomi Bowman raise sarcoma awareness

Marlee Brice and Naomi Bowman raise sarcoma awareness

Rein in Sarcoma exhibited at the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota 2018 Annual Conference in Brooklyn Park on November 2. This year’s theme was “Enrich, Empower, Accomplish.” Many of the 170 school nurses stopped by the RIS table to learn more about sarcoma. Of the attendees seeking information, 23 also received a gift bag of sunflower seeds and an “I Reined in Sarcoma” sticker after completing a short survey of their basic knowledge about sarcoma. Of the survey takers, 65% said they had little or no familiarity with the signs and symptoms of sarcoma, and 74% would consider publishing a Rein in Sarcoma article about sarcoma in their school newsletter.

Thank you to Marlee Brice, retired RN and Red Flags Committee volunteer, for joining Naomi Bowman, Health Programs Coordinator, for the day of education and networking. If you are aware of similar opportunities for RIS to speak and/or exhibit, please contact Naomi at (844) 727-2662 ext 6, or healthcoordinator@reininsarcoma.org.

2018 Give to the Max – November 15

Give to Max logo

Join us November 15th in supporting Rein in Sarcoma for the 10th Anniversary Give to the Max Day, the great Minnesota day of Giving!

Double your donation to Rein in Sarcoma with our $10,000 challenge gift! Through three anonymous RIS supporters, each of your donations will be doubled up to $10,000 – whether you make a gift through GiveMN, our online donation form or mail a check to Rein in Sarcoma.

To commemorate Give to the Max Day’s tenth anniversary they have more incentives than last year to support the wonderful work of Minnesota nonprofits.

  • Early Giving Golden Tickets: Each day during GTMD Early Giving (November 1-14), a $500 golden ticket will be awarded to one nonprofit each day.
  • Hourly Golden Tickets: On November 15th, a $1,000 golden ticket will be awarded to one nonprofit each hour.
  • 10-Minute Golden Ticket: For the first time, every 10 minutes, GiveMN will be drawing a donation from the previous 10 minutes and awarding a $500 golden ticket to a registered organization. That’s 144 chances to win, every 10 minutes all day long on November 15th.
  • Super Sized Golden Ticket: The grand prize of the giving day! At the conclusion of GTMD, they’ll be drawing from all the donations made between November 1-15 and awarding a $10,000 super sized golden ticket to one Minnesota nonprofit.

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