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2018 Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp

Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp

2018-19 Sarcoma Scholars with Dr. Okuno, Dr. Hurley and Dr. Ogilvie

Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp has provided intensive education on a little known disease to over 40 RIS scholars since the program’s 2009 inception. Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery, charter member of Rein in Sarcoma Board of Directors and the SH Levitt Chair in Radiation Oncology at the University of Minnesota, conducted the first Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp sets the stage in preparation for the rest of the scholars’ year. The scholars will attend tumor conferences with the medical staff, plan a lecture for their fellow medical students, and plan and carry out other events. They work primarily with their physician mentors, but also meet with the Red Flags Education Committee. All scholars plan a project that may be done individually or with another scholar.

This year’s Boot Camp was held September 6th at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls.Read More

Rein in Sarcoma Golf Challenge – Great Success!

2018 RIS Charity Golf Challenge
The second annual Rein In Sarcoma Golf Challenge was a huge success! Despite a few sprinkles and a quick rain shower, it was a great day! Eighty-two golfers participated at the Historic Keller Golf Course on Monday, August 20th. Nearly $20,000 was raised.

Special Thanks to our lead sponsor, Legacy Wealth and PSI Cars for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest. Unfortunately, no one won the 2018 Yukon XL. There’s always next year!!

Hole sponsors were Access Philanthropy, Tom & Sue Boardman, 3M, Tom DiPasquale & Rosanne Pera, Perry Ford Agency – American Family Insurance, PSI Cars.

We look forward to this annual event and raising even more money next year for the mission of Rein In Sarcoma.

Enjoy the images from the tournament. Thanks to photographer, Pete Wyckoff.

Make a Difference – Help the Mission!

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!

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