The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.
About the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation (KWRISF) is a resource for families touched by sarcomas, an uncommon and often lethal group of bone and soft tissue cancers that may strike children and younger adults, leaving an especially tender heartbreak. Often working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, RIS seeks to fund innovative, collaborative and high-impact research. KWRISF is a Minnesota Non-Profit tax exempt (501-C-3) organization.
KWRISF is the largest and best-known sarcoma foundation in the Upper Midwest. While we provide support and resources to all, our primary service area includes: Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Over the past eleven years, with its three-pronged commitment to sarcoma research, support and education, the Fund has reached thousands of people and raised over $1,000,000.
The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to educating the public and medical community about sarcomas, supporting sarcoma patients and their loved ones, and funding research directed toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.
The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation was established by Karen, shortly before her death from Synovial Sarcoma in August of 2001. read more...
Growing up in the Minnesota communities of Falcon Heights and Shoreview, and attending Roseville schools, Karen was always involved in many activities, including tennis, soccer, basketball, cross country skiing, piano, violin, and Girl Scouts. Read more about Karen including her essay on death...
The majority of the proceeds of the Foundation are to support the Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Research Fund, the primary Sarcoma fund of the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. The Foundation also supports education of the community and physicians about sarcoma cancers with a particular emphasis on lessening misdiagnoses. read more...
The Foundation serves as a major means of support for sarcoma patients survivors and those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma. These include. read more...
For listing of the Foundation's current Board of Directors, with email contact information, click here.
The KWRISF is a non-profit 501-C-3 Tax exempt organiztion.
- To view a copy of our IRS 1023 application, click here.
- For current and past financial reports on the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation, including our Federal 990 form, click here.
- The KWRISF completed a review with the MN Charities Review Council in December of 2011 and meets all twenty-seven of its standards. To learn more click here.