It was great to see everyone back at Como Park!
Thanks to the more than 400 people who joined us for Party in the Park! It was great to come together for the first time in-person at Como Park since 2019. It was wonderful to connect with others, enjoy activities and raise funds to support sarcoma cancer awareness and research.
Attendees enjoyed a variety of activities, including the tribute carousal ride at Cafesjian’s Carousel, photo booth, inflatables, sponsor and resource booths, and amazing music by Ben and Friends.
To kick off the evening’s programming, RIS Executive Director, Janelle Calhoun, spoke about Rein in Sarcoma’s successes during the past year, introduced our dedicated and supportive sarcoma experts, and talked about upcoming RIS events. The closing ceremonies recognized the new RIS Named Funds: Chuck Novotny Fund, Christian J. Saumweber Fund, and John Shirk Fund, introductions of the 2022-2023 Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars, and the reading of names on luminaries that were made in honor or memory of loved ones impacted by sarcoma cancers.
Thanks to the many volunteers who dedicated their time and talents! Special thank you to Party in the Park event co-chairs, Mike and Brenda Schurhamer. Their leadership and support were instrumental!
Join us for next year’s Party in the Park on July 31, 2022 at Como Park!