The LRG would like to thank you for being a vital part of the GIST community.

We had a great year working together. In 2016, everything we did was focused on providing gifts of time to patients and caregivers.

Our community suffered significant losses, which left us more determined than ever to work towards finding a cure for GIST.

With an emphasis on patient-powered science, we began to develop and implement platforms to manage side effects and to share data vital to both researchers and patients.

 Life Fest was held in beautiful Redondo Beach California, and included a Wildtype patient track for the first time. Meeting face-to-face with our amazing community was inspiring.

 And those are just a few of many highlights from 2016.