On Friday, August 21, The Life Raft Group hosted a virtual meeting entitled “GIST Patient Advocacy during the 'New Normal' of the COVID 19 Pandemic.” Designed for representatives from global GIST advocacy organizations, its purpose was to provide a forum for the international community to discuss challenges they are facing, and to share experiences and best practices.
Over fifty participants attended a virtual meeting of SDH Experts in honor of GIST Awareness Day, July 13th, during Virtual Life Fest 2020. Questions were presented to the panel which included One of the first questions asked was “what specifically are your most challenging research hurdles and how can we, as patients and patient advocates from around the world help move research forward?”
Fundación GIST Colombia & Fundación SIMMON & AlianzaGIST promoted awareness about gastrointestinal stromal tumors on GIST Awareness Day. GIST Awareness Day was created by the Life Raft [...]
Here are some contributions from LRG members in the US for GIST Awareness Day 2020. GIST Awareness Day was created by the Life Raft Group in 2014 to bring awareness and public attention to [...]
Chefs Rosemary & Drew Gabbe of The Fruited Plain in Parsippany, NJ, demonstrated how to cook LRG member Rob Taylor’s Happy Shrimp.
Dr. David Josephy, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Guelph,Canada, and President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada presented GIST 101 during Virtual Life Fest 2020.
GIST experts provided updates and answered questions on GIST research and new GIST therapies.
Oncology and surgical GIST experts shared the latest trends, insights and surgical options in GIST, and then answered questions.
Even though we weren’t together physically for our biennial Life Fest celebration, we united to spread a message of hope and positive messages while raising GIST awareness across the globe.
As part of our Virtual Life Fest celebration, we hosted a Virtual GIST Do It Walk on Sunday, July 12, 2020. The walk was held in memory of Ted Wolf, who lost his battle with GIST in 2018.