Despite all the work done by our amazing members and friends to date there is still a huge lack of education and awareness that exists within the medical community and general public about GIST. The ultimate goal of GIST Awareness Day is to bring so much attention to GIST that knowing what it is will no longer be so “rare”. GIST Awareness Day serves as the yearly pinnacle of our education, awareness and advocacy efforts and provides those outside the GIST community a chance to learn about and lend their support to this important cause.

GIST Awareness Day (GAD) Events are held across the world each year on July 13th – if you are interested in organizing an event, please contact Diana Nieves at or Jessica Nowak at

GIST Awareness Day 2021The theme for GAD 2021 was “It’s Time”

GIST Awareness Day Celebrations for 2021:

Latin America
Our SDH Panel Webinar on GAD

Here were some of the ideas for this year’s GIST Awareness Day celebration on July 13 as well as other ideas to celebrate GAD and GIST DO IT all year long.