Glenita Mungcal My mother, Glenita Mungcal, died from her GIST tumor earlier this year. What we thought was a fluke, a one-time tumor, became a six-year journey of trial, hope, consultations and error [...]
Left to right: Jerry Cudzil with winners Gary Narvaez, Brian Behrens, & Shirley Chan Oh, what a night!!! Jerry Cudzil’s 11th Annual Night to Fight Cancer was an overwhelming success and so much fun! [...]
The De Lorenzo boys, Gregory John and older brother Simon Joseph On September 6th, Jason De Lorenzo continued his annual tradition of throwing a barbecue for family and friends. Jay’s “DeLo Barbecue” combines [...]
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!
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.
In December, the Life Raft Group launched its “We Are the Cure” campaign to fund GIST research. I sat down with Norman to find out more about The LRG GIST research team and the campaign’s progress to date.
We had some big shoes to fill this year when we started planning our 10th Annual Night to Fight Cancer.
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.
The numbers of marathon walkers, runners and spectators who gathered in support of Dana Pearson’s GIST fundraiser in Virginia was both heartwarming and astonishing.
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.