On September 17, 2020, the Life Raft Group invited Dr. David Josephy, President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada, to present his highly acclaimed GIST 101: GIST Biology, Genetics and Pathology - an overview of the biology, genetics and pathology of GIST - for the members of Henzo Kenya, a patient advocacy group for GIST and CML patients in Kenya, Africa.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, LRG Global Consultant & Executive Director of Fundación GIST Chile, Piga Fernández, (GIST survivor & advocate), attended ae climatic event at Palacio de La Moneda (La Moneda), where the President Piñera of Chile took the final steps to sign the 'Ley de Cáncer Claudio Mora' guaranteeing healthcare protections for Chilean cancer patients.
The New Horizons GIST 2020 Virtual Meeting kicked off on Thursday September 10th at 8am EST. Meeting since 2003, these patient advocates for various cancers split off to a GIST-only meeting several years ago. This year’s meeting, originally planned for Berlin, Germany, was held virtually September 10-12th.
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.
Henzo Kenya celebrated GIST Awareness Day all week, July 12th to 17th, by sharing information about GIST and giving messages of hope.
Este video titulado "Tumores del Estroma Gastro Intestinal" fue creado por la Fundación GIST México para el Día de Concienciación GIST 2020.
El equipo de voluntarios de la Fundación se dio a la tarea de desarrollar este increible video que nos explica sobre la formación de un tumor del estroma gastrointestinal.
Colectivo GIST Espańa celebró el Día de Concienciación de GIST (GIST Awareness Day) con una publicación sobre el tema. A pesar de todo el trabajo realizado por las asociaciones de pacientes, por los [...]
Fundación GIST México celebrated GIST Awareness Day with these actitivities: Spot on local radio. "GISTJuntos" This spot which was broadcast 4 times a day from July 8th to [...]
GIST Cancer UK celebrated GIST Awareness Day by sharing stories of patient and clinicians. GIST Awareness Day was created by the Life Raft Group in 2014 to bring awareness and public attention to gastrointestinal stromal tumors and raise funds for #GISTresearch.