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

Race for Grace - "Love and Hope Go Hand in Hand" - Great Success!

 Annual Race For Grace- August 7th - Great Success!

The second annual Race for Grace, "Love and Hope Go Hand in Hand" was held on Saturday, August 7th at the Johnny Cake Ridge Park (East side) in Apple Valley, MN. The Race featured a 1 Mile walk/run and a 5K walk/run. Run on a soggy morning, the rain did not dampen the spirits of the hundreds of runner who participated and raised over $25,000 for Rein in Sarcoma!

2010 Rein In Sarcoma Grants

In  February 2010, the KWRISF Board approved over $150,000 in new research and educational grants. This was the largest grant round on the Foundation's History. Read more...


2nd RIS Mini Medical School - Feb 5

Chickens to be Sacrificed to Advance Sarcoma Knowledge 

To Respond to our Invitation to Attend the Mini Medical School, click here.


RIS Gathering with Scott Burton is fine Medicine

Laughter was truly fine Medicinne for the 90 people including 30 sarcoma patients and survivors who attended the RIS Gathering on February 21st  for a wonderful afternoon of meeting and learning from others who are facing sarcomas and to laugh together as we were joined by nationally known juggler, comedian and sarcoma survivor, Scott Burton.

"Riding with a Purpose" - 3rd Annual Mud Dog Ride

The 3rd Annual Mud Dog Ride for RIS coincided with the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association 30th annual Winter Rendezvous, at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in the Alexandria area, February 10-13, 2011. Over $6,900 has been contributed to date from over 130 supporters!