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

Celebrating our Volunteers - Tuesday August 11

2015 Party VolunteersRein in Sarcoma's success to date is because of our hundreds of committed volunteers!

On Tuesday, August 11th we celebrate all our RIS volunteers with our Annual Volunteer potluck. The evening will include a celebration of the 2015 Party in the Park,, a value pack special silent auction, and  a Party slide show and videos.. If you volunteer for RIS you are cordially invited! Bring a dish to share and join us 6:00 pm at the Wyckoff's. Please join us! Click for directions.

Rein in Sarcoma Garage Sale - September 17 & 18

Shoreview, Garage SaleGreat Items, Great Value! Greatest Cause!

Our amazing and trdaitional Rein in Sarcoma Garage Sale returns om Thursday and Friday, September 17th  and 18th at 3312  Richmond Ave in Shoreview. A special presale for friends of RIS will be held from 1-7:00 on Wednesday September 16 weather permitting.   Do your part to make ths the best sale ever! Donate! Volunteer! Attend!

A Committed Family, A Community Unites to Kick Sarcoma

Anna Rogotzke Memorial Kickball Tournament 2015The Rogotzke Family and the area around Sanborn MN, for the fifth year in the row once again teamed up to kick sarcoma. On a beautiful July Satruday morning 12 kickball teams gathered to for a tournament in memory of Anna Rogotzke and to play against sarcoma. In addition to kickball there was a calf pooping contest delicious food made and served by volunteers, a whole village of bouncy houses for the kids, face painting and many other fun summer activities. Read the whole story....

2015-16 RIS Sarcoma Scholars Announced

Sarcoma Scholars 2015-2016Rein in Sarcoma's five new Sarcoma Scholars from the Mayo and University of Minnesota Medical Schools were announced at the 2015 Party in the Park.  Introduced by Dr. Katherine Dusenbery of the University of Minnesotaa and Jean Stahl of the Mayo Clinic the five scholars are: Brendan Coutu, Susan Sun, Katherine Thiebert, Margaret “Maggie”Cupit and Justin MaurounLearn about our Sarcoma Scholars...

15th Party in the Park - An Evening to Remember

2015 PicnicRein in Sarcoma's 15th "Party in the Park" may have been our biggest and best ever. Over 1,500 people attended from at least ten states. It was an evening full of experiences that delighted and moved attendees. The evening for many began with our annual sarcoma family picnic, sponsored by D'Amico Catering, attended by over 500 sarcoma survivors, loved ones and those directly touched by sarcomas. It closed at dusk with lighted luminaries, beautiful music and fire dancing.