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

The 20% Challenge - 90% of Year End Donation is Matched to Date!

2014 Year End Challenge-LogoRein in Sarcoma wants to increase its funding for Sarcoma research by 20% in 2015 so our Board members have 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! Learn more and donate....

Growing Through the Narrow Spots- Ruth Bachman

Growing Through the Narrow SpotsGive the Gift of Inspiration- Purchase and Donate
Ruth Bachman's award winning book, Growing through the Narrow Spots  is more than a book about cancer. It is a roadmap of sorts, encouraging the reader to look closely and patiently at all of life's challenges - narrow spots - to discover the resources, both internal and external, that are present to help navigate the passage. No one and no thing is permanent, except the presence of the divine. Change is inevitable. Transformation is intentional. Learn more and see special offer...

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...

You Gave to the Max!

GiveMN Logo 2014$14,363 Exceeds our Goal!*

Thanks to the 71 of you who donated to Rein in Sarcoma on Minnesota's Day of Giving, November 13th by Giving to the Max. Thanks to your generosity we exceeded our $12,000 goal and were able to fully match our $6,000 in Challenge Gifts from two anonymous donors!  You were apart of an unprecedented day of giving where Minnesotans cheered on their favorite causes, like Rein in Sarcoma and raised over $18 million dollars, a record by any state for a day of charitable givingLearn 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...