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 [...]
Each one of our members has a unique story to tell, but they all reflect the intrinsic courage of those who face the challenges of cancer head on, with dignity, strength and passion for [...]
Dr. Baker presenting at Michigan GDOL The Life Raft Group held its first GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Michigan on October 27th in Ann Arbor. GDOLs are free, one-day programs that [...]