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

Raising Awareness-Saving Lives among Family Practice Doctors

Dr. Christian OgilvieOn April 10th and 11th RIS attended the 2104 Minnesota Academy of Family Practice Physicians Spring Refresher Conference at River Center in St. Paul. Orthopedic Surgeon and RIS Board Member, Dr. Christian Ogilvie,  was the centerpiece of our efforts to educate, family practice doctors about sarcoma. Dr. Ogilvie gave a well-attended seminar entitled “Musculoskeletal Tumors: What Should I Do About This Bump?”  Those that didn’t attend the lecture still had access to the slides in their packet if they wanted to go over his information later. In conjunction with his lecture the Red Flags Committee staffed a booth. During the two days we talked to over 200 doctors personally. Read more...

Educating Future Doctors

Jasmine Baultrippe

"You don't want to be doctors 1 though 5 who misdiagnosed my brother's sarcoma" Jasmine Baultrippe poignantly stated to seventy 2nd year medical students at Rein in Sarcoma's annual "Sarcoma Day" at the University of Minnesota.  Organized by RIS Sarcoma Scholars, the lunch lecture was highly informative with a presentation on Soft and Bone Tissue Sarcoma by Dr. Christian Ogilvie and personal presentations by Jasmine Baultrippe who lost her brother "Beanz" to osteosarcoma and Lisa Griebel who is a sarcoma survivor. Learn more and see event videos.

RIS 2014 "Party" Planning is Underway- Join Us!

Party in the ParkThe 14th Rein in Sarcoma "Party in the Park", will be held on Monday evening, July 28nd at St. Paul's Cafesjian Carousel and Como Park Visitor Center.  The Picnic Pavilion and the Visitor center have been reserved and RIS leadership and Committee work is underway under the leadership of our event chair, Kevin O'Keefe.

Our Kick off meeting held March 24th was wonderful with great volunteers including many new faces. Thanks to all who attended!  Plans are now underway to ensure that our 14th anniversary Party in the Park is a fabulous and successful event!  We need your talents and energy. Read more...

RIS Mini-Medical School: "Finding Cures for Sarcoma Cancers"

Dr Jamie ModianoRIS Mini-Medical School Dean, Katheryn Dusenbery is pleased to announce that our fifth annual RIS Mini-Medical school that will highlight the very promising sarcoma research being conducted by the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Jaime Modiano. 2014 RIS Mini Medical School: “Going to the Dogs” – Finding Cures for Sarcomas through Canine Research will be held Saturday, April 12th 8:00 am to noon and presented in collaboration with University of MN School of Veterinary Medicine at the very new U of MN Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building. The event is free to all RIS supporters but advanced registration is required. Read more and register....

Board Member Profile: Maren Hilton

Maren HiltonMaren Hilton, MD has been giving her time and talents to the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation for over 8 years. For most of that time, Maren was an active Board Member, holding the responsibilities of the Secretary.

Karen was a close friend and the Wyckoff family remain dear friends. After Karen's death, Maren was honored to be involved with RIS. Read more...