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Save the Date – Winter Gathering – January 27, 2019

The Singing Surgeon
Mark the afternoon of January 27, 2019 on your calendar now! The Rein in Sarcoma Patient and Family Support Committee is planning another wonderful Winter Gathering for all sarcoma patients, survivors, and families impacted by sarcoma. The afternoon will be filled with time for conversation, sharing stories and refreshments, special musical entertainment and informative presentations by sarcoma researchers and a nutritionist. We are especially excited to have the talented Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgery residents, who use their musical talents to inspire patients. Current details are below - check back for program updates:

Rein in Sarcoma Winter Gathering
Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bachman's Lyndale Garden Center

RIS Researchers: Beau Webber, PhD - University of Minnesota
                               Kris Ann Schultz, MD - Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Nutritionist:         Jacalyn A. See, R.D.N., L.D - Mayo Clinic

Musical Entertainment: Dr. Elvis Francois, the Singing Surgeon accompanied by Dr. William Robinson

Building Community, Making Connections

As the year comes to an end, we reflect on the power of connection and the impact of our mission. We are excited to announce a $15,000 challenge match made possible by several generous RIS donors and our Board of Directors. Help us reach our $45,000 year-end goal!

This has been an extraordinary year for Rein in Sarcoma, including expansion of our educational and patient support work and the largest sarcoma research funding in our history. Please take a moment to read the compelling story of connection between Rein in Sarcoma volunteer and sarcoma survivor, Annette Bonaventura, and newly diagnosed sarcoma patient, Sophi, and her mother, Jenny, and how they worked together to raise awareness of sarcoma.

Annette, Sophie and Jenny

Annette, Sophi and Jenny

Sophie, sarcoma survivor


It takes unwavering support and dedication to defeat this terrible disease. Unique stories like Annette, Jenny and Sophi’s remind us of the importance of continuing our three-fold mission of patient support, research and education. With your help we will be able to expand our education of medical professionals, reach more patients and families impacted by sarcoma, and increase our sarcoma research funding at the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Please consider making a donation.

You may want to consider a gift of stock, or other tax advantage giving strategy - see Charitable Gift Strategies.

Check back here on the progress towards reaching our goal (includes donation match).

$40,376 of our $45,000 goal!!

Each time we fund a research project, educate a physician, or support a patient you help change the story. Donate Now!

RIS Remembers – December 9, 2018

Sunflowers by Ron Eggert
The Rein in Sarcoma Patient and Family Support Committee is hosting its second annual Rein in Sarcoma Remembers event on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. This will be a free family-friendly event that will be held at the lovely Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN.

This afternoon of remembrance is designed for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to sarcoma, however, everyone is welcome. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories of loss as well as stories of hope and joy. This is a safe place to make connections with others who have experienced loss, and to reflect on special memories of loved ones. No one needs to walk alone in grief.

Motivational speaker and author Donna Mathiowetz will share her own experiences of dealing with grief after her son’s death. She will encourage us to reflect on our loss in helpful ways.

Following Donna’s talk, we will enjoy a fun art project – no art skills required!

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by December 7 using the online form, or simply call the RIS office at (763) 205-1467.

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