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


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  • Ways to Give
  • Named Tribute and Memorial Funds
  • Plan your own Fundraiser to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma

2014 Berqual Memorial Open Supports RIS

Majestic Oaks- Richard Berqual Memorial OpenRichard “Rick” Berqual was a collaborator as he headed up the Building, Maintenance and Grounds Department of the Moundsview School District. In 2002 he created a golf tournament for District staff and contractors as a way to build team work and cooperation. It quickly became an annual and growing tradition. The tournament soon began to contribute to local worthwhile charities. Read more...

The Carousel at the Heart of RIS Celeberates 100 Years!

RIS 2014 Tribute RideThe center of this year’s Party in the Park was again where Rein in Sarcoma all started in 2001 in front of Cafesjian’s Carousel at Como Park. For the fourth Monday of 2001, Karen Wyckoff, her family and friends created Rein In Sarcoma in front of the carousel, with the Carousel providing free rides for all attendees as it has ever since. Our very name “Rein in Sarcoma” is based on reining in the disease and the carousel horse is literally at the center of our logo. Read more....

2014 Party in the Park- "A Spectacular Evening"

Party 2014- Visitor GroundsRein in Sarcoma Party in the Park 2014 was held on Monday, July 28th at Como Park in St. Paul, MN. We had a spectacular evening with fabulous entertainment venues including free carousel rides, live music, children’s games, a wine ring toss, an amazing silent auction and a visit from the Minnesota Twin’s Baseball mascot T.C.! Most importantly, the party brought together people of all ages who in some way have dealt with sarcoma cancer. Read more...

RIS Maudlin Sarcoma Fund Inaugurated and Scholars Announced

Jan Maudlin Welcome Sarcoma ScholarA highlight of the closing ceremony of the Party in the Park was the the dedciation of the RIS Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar Fund  with the announcemnt and introduction of eight new 2014-15 sarcoma scholars from both the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Medcial Schools.
Jan and Tim Maudlin’s commitment to sarcoma education comes from their experience of a misdiagnosis which resulted in a late diagnosis of sarcoma of Myxoid Liposarcoma in 2001. Read more and meet our sarcoma scholars...

Mark Wehner Premiers his new song "Campfire Blues" at the Party in the Park

Mark Wehner and Brian Bethke Premier Campfire Blues

Mark Wehner, four time sarcoma survivor, now battling it for the fifth time, uses his music to bring hope and joy to others. A music teacher for over thirty years with the Osseo-Fairchild, WI school district.  Mark performed his new song, with Lyrics by Brian Bethke, Campfire Blues, which he premiered at the Party in the Park with Brian Bethke.  Their moving performance was greeted by a standing ovation. More...