The Life Raft Group’s GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) Michigan was a free, virtual event for patients, families, and our community to learn from a panel of Rogel Cancer Center at University of Michigan Health experts more about this rare cancer, find support, and enhance your knowledge base to help you navigate the GIST journey.

What is a GDOL?

A GDOL is a GIST Day of Learning. This is a free one day event to help patients and caregivers learn more about this rare cancer, find support, and enhance their knowledge base to help them navigate their cancer journey.

The mission of the Life Raft Group is to enhance survival and quality of life for people living with GIST through patient-powered research, education and empowerment, and global advocacy efforts. The LRG vision is to champion patient-powered science and drastically increase long-term survivorship for all cancer patients. To accomplish this, we rely on four key pillars:
– Leverage the patient perspective to drive innovative solutions in cancer research
– Educate and empower patients to take a larger role in their care
– Accelerate research outcomes through collaborative efforts
– Increase access to effective treatments worldwide