Our community celebrated a mile marker on Friday, March 9th at the Fridley Office Open House! Our goal has become reality - we have professional office space, resource storage, and a conference room equipped with 65’ smart TV for committee and staff meetings. Thanks to the families of Rein in Sarcoma, volunteers, advocates, and Par 85 LLC, we continue our work to strengthen outreach, expand on education, grow the network of people working to carry out our mission, and improve outcomes for sarcoma patients.
In marking the occasion, attendees congregated around the conference table. Lining the walls, we have ten framed posters of Parties in the Park past, with an open space for 2018 – visible highlights of Rein in Sarcoma’s growth and progress. The posters remind us of the scores of dedicated people and families working together with a collective goal to raise funds for research and education to improve patient outcomes, and support each other through good and difficult times. Each one of us is a part of the collective story, the sum of many parts, and together we create hope. This conference room space showcases that work and inspires us to keep changing the sarcoma story.
Special thanks to the people who helped make the office a vibrant work space:
- Painting crew, Jackson Sattervall, Jim Hebert, Janelle Calhoun, Rick Smith, Connie Dow and Sue Kodadek - funded by a Thrivent Action Team grant initiated the transformation at the end of 2017.
- As the snow continued to fly, furniture acquisition and moving yielded amusing stories – just ask Pat Minor and Connie Dow.
- The beautifully framed posters were the work of John Gallo.
- Connie’s artful hand arranged the well-organized space - storage cabinets are up, file drawers are full, and the work of Rein in Sarcoma continues to expand.
We grow stronger in community, and now have our own community space.
Our new office address:
7401 Central Ave NE (be sure to include the “NE”)
Fridley, MN 55432
Saturday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
The 13th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center, is an excellent opportunity for survivors, parents, and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, to explore issues survivors face after cancer treatment. The free conference will “focus on maintaining wellness, while exploring the issues survivors and their families often face after cancer treatment or following blood and marrow transplantation. Survivors and their support system will learn how to better advocate for themselves and lead full and productive lives.”Read More
Is your 2018 calendar filling up? Please add these upcoming Rein in Sarcoma events now, so that you'll be able to attend one —or all of our events and help us continue our threefold mission of patient support, education and research. Our events are great ways to connect with the sarcoma community and get involved with the Rein in Sarcoma family. We look forward to exciting opportunities to change the sarcoma story with you!
Monday, July 23
Como Park, St. Paul, MN
Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, our signature event, Party in the Park, is a joyous celebration. Hundreds of sarcoma patients, survivors and their loved ones gather for the Sarcoma Family Picnic, which is followed by the Party in the Park - an evening of music, entertainment, inspiration and fun for all ages.
Monday, August 20
Historical Keller Golf Course, Maplewood, MN
Clean up your clubs and get ready for a day of great golf and fellowship to benefit the Rein in Sarcoma mission. Lunch, dinner, range balls, golf and cart are included with registration for the Second Annual RIS Charity Golf Challenge. Prizes for winners. Register a group of four golfers or as an individual player.
Thursday, October 11
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN
Our annual Fall Fundraiser brings together members of the medical community, sarcoma survivors, and friends and family with generous hearts to change the sarcoma story. Join us for an evening of great entertainment, fine dining and inspirational speakers.