Ruth is the current chair of the Masonic Cancer Center Community Advisory Board and has been actively involved with that board for 13 years. She worked extensively with Alliance partners in the planning and execution of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance Survivorship Conference held in April 2011 and the MCA Cancer Summits in 2014 and 2017. Ruth joined the MCA Steering Committee Leadership Team in 2016. Ruth is a member of the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees and serves on the Fairview Hospital Services’ Patient Care and Experience Committee. Ruth is a 14-year soft tissue sarcoma survivor. As an inspirational speaker, she carries a message about change to audiences across the country. That message grew out of her experience with soft tissue sarcoma, the treatment she received, and the resources she has discovered to move forward.