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

Minnesota's Day of Giving- November 13

GiveMN Logo 2014Support Rein in Sarcoma on Minnesota's Day of Giving, Thursday November 13th by Giving to the Max. We’ll be joining in rallying all Minnesotans to cheer on your favorite cause, like Rein in Sarcoma during this 24-hour extravaganza of generosity.

Recycling for Research

Garage Sale 2014Our ninth annual Rein in Sarcoma Garage Sale held September 10th through the 12th in Shoreview was an epic success! The weather was chilly, but sales were red-hot! With all sales tallied, over $5,600 was raised for RIS, an increase from last year’s sales of over 10%! Read more....

RIS Sarcoma Community Social

Park TavernSunday, October 26 - 2:00 pm Park Tavern Bowling Center

Connect with sarcoma survivors, patients, their immediate families and those who have lost someone to sarcoma to laugh, bowl, snack on delicious treats and even watch the Vikings game1 This is a free family­friendly event; all ages are welcome!  Plan now to attend our Sarcoma Social on Sunday, October 26th from 2:00­ to 4:30 p.m. (bowling 2:30-4:30) at Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center in St. Louis Park.  Learn more and to Register....

Celebrating Great Lives

Celebrating Great Lives

In May, many in the sarcoma community gathered to share a very special performance by the Hippocrates Café. A group led by Dr. Jon Hallberg presented “Stories of Our Sarcoma Journeys,” including creative expressions by those who have faced sarcoma cancer. The genesis for this wonderful evening came from Sarcoma Scholars who thought to raise awareness in a unique way, while honoring those we love so much. To recall this evening, you may click here. As the Red Flags Campaign continues, RIS will highlight stories submitted for consideration. Read Juilan's Story...

2014 Berqual Memorial Open Supports RIS

Majestic Oaks- Richard Berqual Memorial OpenRichard “Rick” Berqual was a collaborator as he headed up the Building, Maintenance and Grounds Department of the Moundsview School District. In 2002 he created a golf tournament for District staff and contractors as a way to build team work and cooperation. It quickly became an annual and growing tradition. The tournament soon began to contribute to local worthwhile charities. Read more...