GISTer Tara Hammond's daughter, Kate, ran a bake sale and a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for The Life Raft Group called "Bake Sale for GIST Cancer!"
The Life Raft Group is delighted to welcome two phenomenal new members to our Board of Directors: Ms. Kay Stolzer and Dr. Monica (mOe) Anderson.
We took some time to reflect on all we have done virtually as an organization throughout the year. In the midst of this reflection, we wanted to take a breath and say a special thank you to our Major Donors.
The first annual Women in Sarcoma gala was held virtually on Thursday, December 10th, 2020. It was a fantastic evening where the Life Raft Group celebrated some phenomenal women within the community.
An LRG GIST Mentor helps patients and their caregivers through their GIST journey – from receiving a diagnosis to navigating different resources of information, support, treatment options, side effects, etc.
GIST Survivor is a private group and only members can see who is in the group and what is posted. The group is for GIST survivors who are searching for a cure and living well along the way. Currently 1,235 people are members of the group and this number is increasing daily.
The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Portland, at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), on June 22nd, 2019. Top GIST specialists presented the latest on research and treatment options and provided a comprehensive review of the science behind GIST.
The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Tampa, at Moffitt Cancer Center, on May 16th, 2019. This was the first GDOL presented in Tampa. GDOLs are free, one-day programs [...]
[Please note that GIST Peer Support program has been renamed the GIST Mentor Program 11.5.19]. Last month, we posted information on our new program to support our members. The GIST Peer Program is an additional support system to help patients and their caregivers through a very difficult time in their lives. Why? They may just be finding out they or a loved one has GIST, or they are experiencing a recurrence and they want to be able to talk with someone.
GIST Day of Learning The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Los Angeles, California on February 18th, 2019. GDOLs are free, one-day programs that provide both education and support [...]