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

The Healing Quilt- Celebrating Great Lives

 Janet Hansen"The Healing Quilt"  - Have you ever snuggled under a homemade quilt? If you have enjoyed this privilege, you may understand the love that comes right down, through the stitching. When Janet Hansen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 30, her mother came to help her. Selflessly setting aside her own life for a time, Janet’s mother moved in, then accompanied her to countless appointments and hospital stays. In the midst of all this treatment, Janet’s mother decided they should make a quilt, together. A healing quilt, to wrap Janet up in love. So they did. "Wrapping Yourself in Love" The sarcoma story of Janet Hansen. Read Janet's (and Dalores') story...

Great RIS Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

VolunteerRecruiting for New Volunteer Positions

The Rein in Sarcoma Foundation is always looking for volunteers who are looking to help a great cause. A number of exciting new opportunities are now available. If you’re interested in helping to raise awareness of sarcoma cancers consider volunteering! 

We are currently looking for volunteers who are skilled in everything from event planning, to fundraising, to Facebook management, just to name a few options. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to apply. Learn more and see current opportunities... 

Recycling for Research

Garage Sale 2014Our ninth annual Rein in Sarcoma Garage Sale held September 10th through the 12th in Shoreview was an epic success! The weather was chilly, but sales were red-hot! With all sales tallied, over $5,600 was raised for RIS, an increase from last year’s sales of over 10%! Read more....

Celebrating Great Lives

Celebrating Great Lives

In May, many in the sarcoma community gathered to share a very special performance by the Hippocrates Café. A group led by Dr. Jon Hallberg presented “Stories of Our Sarcoma Journeys,” including creative expressions by those who have faced sarcoma cancer. The genesis for this wonderful evening came from Sarcoma Scholars who thought to raise awareness in a unique way, while honoring those we love so much. To recall this evening, you may click here. As the Red Flags Campaign continues, RIS will highlight stories submitted for consideration. Read Juilan's Story...

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...