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

First RIS Mud Dog Run raises over $3,300!

Through the mud and through the snow our 2009 Mud Dog Rider rode in the first-ever Mud Dogs Ride to the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association’s (MnUSA) annual Winter Rendezvous at Ruttger's Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. Seven intrepid riders rode a combined 1,200+ miles and raised over $3,300 for RIS! This was a combination of a snowmobile ride and a fundraiser for the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation. There is still time to support a rider. To learn more and see media coverage, click here.

Rein in Sarcoma Gathering V

A very special and wonderful afternoon for sarcoma patients, survivors, their immediate families and those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma was held on Sunday,February 8th at the Roseville Skating Center. Over 60 attended this moving afternoon. To learn more about RIS Gatherings, or see a slide show from this Gathering, Click here.

Rein in Sarcoma 2008 "Party in the Park" - A Magical Success

Under gorgeous clear skys on July 21st, Rein in Sarcoma 2008, "Party in the Park" was a magical, wonderful spectacular evening for about 800 to 1,000 attendees. Sarcoma survivors, patients, and their supporters from throughout the upper midwest joined together to to find a cure for sarcoma cancers. It was an evening of sharing, fellowship, continuous entertainment, music, children’s activities, silent auction, and of course, the famous Carousel at the Eighth Annual Rein In Sarcoma held at Como Park in St. Paul. Thanks to the 180 volunteers and leaders who made this such a great success!

Rein in Sarcoma 2009 is Scheduled for Monday Evening, July 20th at Como Park

To volunteer for RIS 2009 click here.

See Pictures of the RIS 2008 Event!

Click here to see RIS 2008 Slide Gallery. If you would like to share your pictures from the event send them to the webmaster.