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.

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"Stories of our Sarcoma Journey" - Hippocrates Cafe - May 9th - RIS Special Event

Jon Hallberg MDJoin us for a unique experience at the premier of the Hippocrates Cafe production "Stories of Our Sarcoma Journey" on Friday, evening May 9th. Using professional actors and musicians  Dr. John Hallberg is directing and producing a Hippocrates Cafe production of based our community's amazing and deeply moving sarcoma stories. "Stories of Our Sarcoma Journey"  will include not only an original performance but also a artistic exhibit exploring the human side of being a sarcoma patient, family member, friend or healthcare giver. Learn more and get tickets...

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...