Poker for Hope proves to be huge success

On Saturday, May 17th in the Caesars Palace poker room in Las Vegas, the Poker For Hope charity tournament took place, benefiting Tia’s Hope, The Life Raft Group, and Phase One Foundation. Poker for Hope was started by these three non-profit cancer support organizations with ONE goal in mind…A CURE!

By |2019-09-20T11:30:37-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Events, Fundraising, News|

The Faces of We Are the Cure – Teena Petersohn

In December, 2013, the Life Raft Group launched its “We Are the Cure” campaign to fund GIST research in response to the shrinking pool of available funds. As a rare disease, GIST research is impacted more than other more common cancers like breast and colon. Institutions like the National Cancer Institute are funding just four to five percent of all research proposals which means that a rare cancer like GIST is lost amongst the roughly 200 cancers competing for funding.

By |2019-09-20T11:28:19-04:00June 26th, 2014|Fundraising, Member Stories, News, Research|

Scott Russell takes the scenic route to fundraising

In early June, Scott Russell, husband of GISTer Carol, participated in the Fourth Annual Allegheny 100 Backpacking Challenge held by the scenic Pennsylvania Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail.

By |2019-09-20T12:16:51-04:00August 9th, 2013|Advocacy, Events, Fundraising, News|

Breaking Research Barriers – Our Unique Team Searches for a Cure

Breaking Research Barriers! The Life Raft Group Research Team is unique. As we know, the purpose of research is to inform, educate and allow us to live better lives.

By |2018-08-01T14:32:17-04:00June 4th, 2013|Fundraising, News, Research, Video|