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

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.

New RIS Merchandise - Support the Cause!

Several new items at the Sunflower Shoppe at RIS 2010 on July 26th will feature the beauty of "The Lemon Queen," by acclaimed photographer and cancer survivor Greg Murphy. Items featuring this photo include commemorative T-Shirts in three colors (kiwi, butter yellow and chestnut brown), commemorative posters (both framed and unframed), coffee mugs and laminated bookmarks. Read more...

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!