Sarcoma Cancer is a rare disease, often misdiagnosed, often afflicting children and young adults.
The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.

Welcome to Rein in Sarcoma

Though Sarcomas are rare, you are not alone in your battle against the disease. The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation provides news, resources, and a way to connect to others with the disease. Since our inception in 2001, Rein In Sarcoma has had the opportunity to serve many individuals who, like you, have waged a personal war against this disease.

To learn more our mission, click on our video below.

For more background information about RIS, click here.

We thank you for the privilege of assisting you on your personal sarcoma journey.

  • Our Mission
  • Karen's Story
  • Contact Us
  • Patient and Family Support Programs
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Sarcoma Survivor Stories
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Local and National Resources
  • Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook
  • For newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients
  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Red Flags of Sarcoma Cancer
  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


  • Why support to Rein in Sarcoma?
  • Ways to Give
  • Named Tribute and Memorial Funds
  • Plan your own Fundraiser to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma

RIS Winter Gathering and Respite - Sunday, January 25

RIS GatheringScott OkunoDenis ClohisyJoin other Sarcoma Survivors and those who have lost someone to sarcoma among the flowers and the fresh smells of a (hopefully) not too far off spring at 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon, January 25 for an afternoon of community. We will gather at  Bachman’s Lyndale Store to hear a unique panel of Sarcoma doctors speaking from a very personal perspective. Scott Okuno , Orthopedic Medical Oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, a member of the RIS Medical Advisory Board and Dr. Denis Clohisy, Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota , read more...

The 20% Challenge - Year End Support Overflows!

2014 Year End Challenge-LogoRein in Sarcoma wants to increase its funding for Sarcoma research by 20% in 2015 so our Board members issued a special year-end Challenge. With your help we will increase our research sarcoma grant awards in January of 2015 by 20% to $125,000! Thanks to your support we more then doubled our goal! Learn more....

RIS Continues to Earn Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal

CRC  Meets Standards SealKaren Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation recently went through the substantial renewal process review with the Charities Review Council, and we are glad to announce that Rein in Sarcoma meets all twenty-five of the Council’s Accountability Standards and has again been awarded the “Meets Standards” seal. Learn more...

Throw Down for Beanz 2014

Throw Down-Gaffney SC A Celebration of Good Food & Southern Hospitality

Recently the Baultrippe family hosted their annual Throw Down for Beanz celebration in memory of Julian Beanz Baultrippe who lost his battle with osteosarcoma in 2009 at the age of 21. Since his passing, the Baultrippe family has celebrated Julian’s birthday with an annual fundraiser, the Throw Down 4 Beanz to raise money for research and increase awareness of sarcoma cancers. Read more see the slide show...

Introducing the Eight 2014-2015 RIS Sarcoma Scholars

Sarcoma Scholars 2014-2015Thanks to the generosity of Jan and Tim Maudlin as well as payment for two additional scholars from the Roby Thompson Musculoskeletal Fund Rein in Sarcoma has eight very talented and enthusiastic Scholars. This year in addition to increasing our University Scholars from three to five we have added three scholars from the Mayo Medical School. All eight Scholars started their year with a sarcoma boot camp at Dr. Dusenbery’s home. Meet the Scholars and Read more...