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Ride the Chainbreaker with Team Sarcoma

Chainbreaker logo-color
Whether you are a bike enthusiast or not, how about challenging yourself to ride 25, 50, 100 or 180 miles and raise funds to fight cancer? Join our “Team Sarcoma” as we participate in the Chainbreaker 2018 bike ride for University of Minnesota Cancer Research, August 10-12.

Chainbreaker is a weekend cycling experience with the core purpose of funding cancer research. Chainbreaker puts together a full service experience by providing nutrition, hydration, first aid, bike maintenance, transportation, lodging, and entertainment to ensure a safe, successful, and fun weekend for all of its riders. 100% of every rider-raised dollar by Team Sarcoma goes directly to life-saving cancer research, including sarcoma research, at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

Team Sarcoma

Team Sarcoma at the start of the 2017 Chainbreaker

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Patient Education Symposium – Mayo Clinic, July 14

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

Rein in Sarcoma, the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation and Mayo Clinic are jointly sponsoring a Soft Tissue Patient Education event on July 14, 2018 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. RIS board member, Dr. Scott Okuno, is the course director and has worked to design a day-long program for patients, their families, and the public, covering essential health issues surrounding leiomyosarcoma as well as other soft tissue sarcomas.

Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building
Geffen Auditorium - Subway Level
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN

The day will include a broad range of topics, community time to share personal stories, food, and conclude with a Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Center tour. Registration is $15 and is limited to 200 people. The fee includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and the optional tour.

Rein in Sarcoma hope you find this a great educational opportunity - it marks the first time we have collaborated with partner organizations on an educational event of this scale. Please share the event with your sarcoma community members, we hope to see you there!

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Volunteer Spotlight – Sarina Morrison

Susan McNamara, Sarina Morrison

Susan McNamara & Sarina



We would like to recognize Rein in Sarcoma volunteer Sarina McNamara Morrison this month. Diagnosed with sarcoma cancer at the end of 2014, Sarina came to know about RIS through the Patient Starter Notebook she received at the University of Minnesota. She gave a moving speech at the 2015 Party in the Park and has been involved in putting on the Party in the Park ever since, taking on the Raffle Chair position in 2017 and again this year. Don't forget to get your 2018 raffle tickets - very cool prizes! Sarina's employer, Ergodyne, has also shown their generosity through annual sponsorship of the Party in Park in honor of Sarina; this year, Ergodyne is sponsoring the raffle.

Sarina has also been an on-going member of the Patient and Family Support committee, which matches mentors to newly diagnosed patients, plans supportive events for those affected by sarcoma, and collects donations and assembles care packages and patient notebooks, which are distributed at local hospitals to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients. She was a member of the survivor panel for our 2017 Winter Gathering.

We appreciate your generous giving of your time and talents, Sarina. Thank you for inspiring and helping others.

Know an incredible RIS volunteer? Please email Chelsey Olafson at

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