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Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation

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.

Mission Statement
3312 Richmond Ave
Shoreview, MN 55126
Shoreview, MN 55126
Phone: 651-486-9114
Other Names Used Rein in Sarcoma, RIS, KWRISF
EIN 20-0811343
Principal Staff Peter Wyckoff
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 2 part time contract
Number of Volunteers 260
Number of Clients Served 150 sarcoma cancer patients and about 400 family and loved ones
Tags / Keywords cancer, sarcoma, health advocacy, cancer patient support
General Information
Board Chair Peter Wyckoff
Number of Board Members 17
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 12.5
Major Programs
Funding Sarcoma Cancer Research$98,000
RIS Sarcoma Scholar Program$6,000
Sarcoma Educational Campaign$1,010
Pateint and Family Support Program$8,682
1) Education: Launch Red Flags of Sarcoma cancer Campaign, Gov Dayton declared last week of July as sarcoma awareness week, Produced a RIS Video of "Sarcoma Cancers from Never Heard of It to We caught it early" - viewed over 8,000 times, increase participation of medical advisory committee, Funded three RIS sarcoma scholars at University of Minnesota Medical School 2) Patient and Loved One Support: Held sarcoma family picnic for 450 sarcoma patients, survivors and loved ones, produced new edition of the RIS Sarcoma Patient Starter Notebook and made available through U of MN, Mayo Clinch, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, . RIS website and mailed free of charge to any sarcoma patient in North America. Held January 2013 Sarcoma Gathering, March Sarcoma Mini-Medical School 3) Research- Funded $100,000 in externally reviewed research projects at the University of Minnesota
Current Goals
Education: educate more medical professional about the warning signs of sarcoma cancers. Increase awareness using creative means including theater and news stories and commentaries. Increase support of RIS sarcoma scholars. Increase our collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Support: Conduct at least major sarcoma patient support activities Research: Increase funding of sarcoma research
Community or Constituency Served
Sarcoma cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones
Geographic Area Served
All of Minnesota, South and North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and nationwide through educational and support services
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $148,096 91.1%
Management: $14,383 8.9%
Fundraising: $0 %

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $325,081 $194,570 $206,029
Beginning of Year $194,570 $206,209 $210,741
Difference $130,511 ($11,639) ($4,712)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $325,081
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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