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

Fall Gathering Thoughts - "You Face Sarcoma"

On a rainy October Sunday, the Oakwood room of the Clifton French Regional park was a warm and nurturing place to be. About 40 sarcoma survivors, loved ones and those who had lost someone to sarcoma came together in community to enjoy fall food, the versatile music, autumn crafts for the kids, and a discussion of the various stages of a sarcoma journey.  The discussion was led by Sarcoma survivor Christin Garcia.  Everyone in attendance felt comfortable sharing their unique yet common experiences as they battled sarcoma.  Read more....

RIS Tribute and Memorial Named Funds Created

In May the Board of Directors of the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation established of Rein in Sarcoma Tribute or Memorial Named Funds. The response by the sarcoma community has been extraordinary. Read more...

RIS Annual Fall Garage Sales - A Great Success

The St.Pierre  Family at the RIS Garage SaleRein in Sarcoma September Garage Sales raise over $2,300!

Thanks to having two locations this year, Rein in Sarcoma Garages Sales raised over $2,300!  Our new location was in Richfield  put on by the St. Pierre family in Mid September. They did a marvelous and enthusiastic job.  Read more....

Magic in the Air at Rein in Sarcoma 2009

There was magic in the air at the end of July! And while the Rein in Sarcoma 'Party in the Park' is officially over for 2009, for those who attended, the memories of this extraordinary evening are vivid and will bring a smile for many years to come. more....

Race For Grace - Attracts almost 400 and raises over $30,000!

The first race Race for Grace was held on Saturday August 1st  to honor Grace Nelson who was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in January 2009.  Almost 400 ran and walked under bright skys at East Valley High School in a 1K or 5K walk/run to honor Grace and support Rein in Sarcoma.  More info....