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Auction at the Fall Fundraiser
What can you do in five minutes to make a difference in the fight against sarcoma? On Thursday evening, October 11, we will hold our Third Annual Fall Fundraiser. This evening has become an important and significant part of Rein in Sarcoma fundraising. In addition to the donations, ticket sales and Fund-A-Need, the silent and live auctions play a big part in the fun and success of the evening. This is where we need your five minutes.

Auctions require donations and donations come from each and every one of us using those five minutes to identify and ask one person/business/neighbor/ friend/family member to contribute. People like to help but often times need to be asked. Please don’t decide someone would not be interested in making a donation, let them decide. Use your social network and let’s make the 2018 Fall Fundraiser auctions something to remember.

What sells:

  • Unique experiences, such as behind the scenes tours of places of interest
    High end restaurant gift cards
    Vikings, Wild and MN United tickets
    Vacation stays (think cabins, condos and B&Bs)
    Concert tickets and theater tickets
    Must have electronics
    Well curated gift baskets centered on a theme
    Service gift certificates for dog walking, yard work, contractor work, car detailing, home cooked and delivered dinners – anything that will save you time
    Good wine, beer and liquor

Please have the donor fill out the Gift-in-Kind Form so we can properly record the gift and thank the donor. Customize the example solicitation letter. Any questions please call Jason Patalonis, our Auction Chair at 651.221.0273. You can make a difference and it only takes five minutes!

Featured Volunteer Needs – September 2018

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 better 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 gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and plans and attends several gatherings throughout the year. Next meeting is September 19.

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 September 11. 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

Marketing Committee Member -
Rein in Sarcoma’s Marketing Committee will develop a comprehensive communications plan that will market and promote the mission of our organization. Committee members will make sure that our marketing tools will follow the organization’s brand. Marketing tools include but are not limited to: website, newsletter, social media, training, PowerPoints, letterhead, t-shirts, and print materials.

Social Media Sub-Committee:

Rein in Sarcoma is seeking a dedicated volunteer who is interested in assisting with social media, primarily Facebook. This volunteer should be organized, creative and have some experience with graphic design and photo editing. As part of the Marketing and Public Relations committee, it is preferred they are able to attend monthly meetings. Social media posts should be engaging, educational and insightful. Volunteer should be willing to seek out sarcoma stories in the media, local stories of sarcoma patients, educational articles about sarcoma, it's various treatments, recent research, articles about survivorship, caregiving etc. Volunteer should also become familiar with our website and stay updated on current Rein in Sarcoma news and events. Next meeting is September 11.

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

Featured Volunteer Needs – August 2018

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

Marketing Committee Member -
Rein in Sarcoma’s Marketing Committee will develop a comprehensive communications plan that will market and promote the mission of our organization. Committee members will make sure that our marketing tools will follow the organization’s brand. Marketing tools include but are not limited to: website, newsletter, social media, training, PowerPoints, letterhead, t-shirts, and print materials.

Social Media Sub-Committee:

Rein in Sarcoma is seeking a dedicated volunteer who is interested in assisting with social media, primarily Facebook. This volunteer should be organized, creative and have some experience with graphic design and photo editing. As part of the Marketing and Public Relations committee, it is preferred they are able to attend monthly meetings. Social media posts should be engaging, educational and insightful. Volunteer should be willing to seek out sarcoma stories in the media, local stories of sarcoma patients, educational articles about sarcoma, it's various treatments, recent research, articles about survivorship, caregiving etc. Volunteer should also become familiar with our website and stay updated on current Rein in Sarcoma news and events.

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

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better 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 gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

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 is looking for volunteers who can help get the word out and educate the public about sarcoma cancers. This committee works with the Sarcoma Scholars, updates the Patient Starter Notebook, attends medical conferences and other events to educate attendees about sarcoma cancers. Volunteers for the Red Flags Committee will attend events and meetings throughout the year.

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

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