Cooking to Fight Cancer is Happening in One Month!

GIST Mentor & Board Member John Abrams’ personal fundraiser to benefit the LRG’s patient education programs & resources and GIST research will be held at Uncorked Kitchen in Centennial, Colorado. A longtime GIST advocate and supporter of the work the LRG does, John is putting his best efforts & passion into this event with help from the team at The Life Raft Group. Read John’s story here.

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A note from John – “A month out from my event”

Dear Friends,

I trust this message finds you in good health and high spirits. I’m incredibly grateful for your previous responses regarding the upcoming culinary FUNdraiser in support of GIST patients and caregivers. Your generous support has been heartening.

UNCORKED KITCHEN photo for chef teachers article 9.28The event will take place at the splendid Uncorked Kitchen in Centennial, Colorado, on October 28th from 6-9PM, following the GIST Day of Learning at UC Health in Aurora, CO. I’m looking forward to reuniting with those of you who have already RSVP’d and warmly welcome those who are still considering joining us.

Our evening at Uncorked Kitchen promises to be a delightful culinary journey, guided by the skilled chefs who will help us craft exquisite dishes, share heartwarming stories, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Together, we’ll create lasting memories and, more importantly, make a significant impact on the lives of GIST patients and their caregivers.

CTFC 2023 EDITED MENU 10/12/23At Uncorked Kitchen they have several wonderful and talented chef instructors. Combined with their culinary team, they have over 60 years of cooking experience! Each chef brings their own personality and flair to their events making it not only informative but also fun. All of their chef’s have at least 2 years of experience as an executive chef or similar and at least one year of teaching experience. Every instructor is trained in the Uncorked Kitchen experience and is there to guide you on your culinary journey ensuring that you leave satiated both in mind and in body.

Once again, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your generosity and your commitment to our cause. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Life Raft Group and how your contributions are used, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your involvement truly matters, and together, we can make a positive change in the lives of GIST patients and their caregivers.

John Abrams

–  Warm Regards, John Abrams

Become an LRG FUNdraiser!

John is one of the many GISTers who has gone beyond donating and has used his talent and passion to create a fundraising vehicle to further GIST research. Since May, when we began our Fueling GIST Research campaign, 20 other GIST advocates have used personal fundraisers to raise fund towards the work of the LRG. If you would like to create your own personal fundraiser, please reach out to Diana Nieves, Chief Development & Involvement Officer, at

Be inspired by the amazing success of the Fueling GIST Research campaign’s results, and by the journey of other GIST patients & caregivers as they pursue a cure for GIST and new treatments by furthering GIST research through fundraising.