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.

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  • Understanding Sarcoma Cancers
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  • Educating the public and medical profession about the warning signs of sarcoma Cancers


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U of M Holds Second Annual Sarcoma Day

Drs. Christian Ogilvie and Katherine DusenberyOn December 9, the University of Minnesota Medical School held its second annual Sarcoma Day, educating medical students about this too-often misdiagnosed disease.  Coordinated by Wyckoff Scholars Brian Febbo and Maura Scanlon, presented by Dr. Christian Ogilvie (left), this day strikes at the heart of RIS' mission. read more...

Interview- Dr. Denis Clohisy Saves Lives


Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Denis Clohisy saves lives. With a world-class multidisciplinary team at the University of Minnesota, he is working to save more. RIS funding provides a creative spark and a vital source for a “hopeful research culture” at the U, which may one day contribute badly needed treatment advances for sarcoma. For now, each day, the University team provides outstanding patient care, in an environment enriched and energized by RIS. For a report from an interview with Dr. Clohisy, click here.

Throw Down for Beanz: A New Tradition Gains Momentum

In 2009, on his 22nd birthday and just two months after his passing from osteosarcoma, the family of Julian (Beanz) Baultrippe decided to throw a party to celebrate his birthday and also raise funds and awareness for the disease. Inspired by Julian’s passion for cooking, eating and his past time of watching the Food Network chefs, Theresa, Julian’s mom and Jasmine, his sister, came up with the idea of a Throw Down for Beanz. Read More....

RIS 2010 "Party in the Park" Video

Thanks to volunteer and professional photographer Erin Clemens, our first ever RIS "Party in the Park" event video is now available (click here). The six minute video includes live performances by Dick and Jane's Big Brass Band Band (left) and Jill Holly with Rachel Kroog.

Thanks for an Evening to Remember!

Over 1,200 people from at least eight states gathered together at Como Park on July 26th to make the 10th "Party in the Park" our best ever. Over the course of just five hours the entire mission of Rein in Sarcoma was on glorious display.