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Mark Becker

GIST has had a profound impact on my life even though I am not a patient myself. My father, Mark Becker, bravely fought his battle with GIST for 12 years before he died in 2009. Research and clinical trials are the two things that kept my dad alive long enough to see both of his daughters graduate high school and college, get married and have children. Though my children will never get to know him, I continue to feel that I need to do something to help people who are still fighting with this disease.

The GIST Benefit Ball is an opportunity for GIST patients from all walks of life to gather with other patients and supporters to enjoy a fun evening while supporting a fantastic cause.

Please join us next month at the third GIST Benefit Ball which will be held on February 18, 2012 at the Rittenhouse Ballroom in Philadelphia from 7pm to 10pm. There will be casino gambling (for prizes), silent and Chinese auctions, live entertainment, an art auction, and much more—all to benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia!

Visit our website, to purchase tickets or for more information. Use discount code “survivor” at checkout to get a special deal!