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GIST Awareness Day Peru Photo Gallery

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Peru Photo Gallery

Contribuir en la reducción de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Perú y mejorar la calidad de vida de estas personas. Contributing to the reduction of cancer mortality in Peru, improving the quality of [...]

GIST Awareness Day Dominican Republic Photo Gallery

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Dominican Republic Photo Gallery

Unen esfuerzos para celebrar este 13 de Julio el “International GIST Awareness Day”, en español “Dia Internacional De Conciencia GIST”, para promover el conocimiento sobre esta terrible enfermedad y su manejo apropiado aprovechando las [...]

GIST Awareness Day Argentina Photo Gallery

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Argentina Photo Gallery

Día de la concientización del GIST. Nuestros super héroes y heroinas! Dr. Matías Chacón - Yo no soy un héroe, soy una persona que ayuda u se responsabiliza por la gente. Hay que ayudar con conocimiento y esperanza. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

GIST Awareness Day La Jolla Photo Gallery

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day La Jolla Photo Gallery

This GIST Awareness Day (GAD) event took place on July 13th in LaJolla, California. The event was held on the campus of UCSD at Jacobs Medical Center. Attendees learned more about GIST and our H.E.R.O. campaign, #Hero4Cancer.

GIST Awareness Day Mexico Photo Gallery

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Mexico Photo Gallery

Día de la concientización del GIST. Se llevaron a cabo cinco sesiones de capacitación con médicos. Con la temática de héroes del GAD se realizó reunión de pacientes con GIST en la ciudad de Monterrey además de la reunión virtual de pacientes que incluye a pacientes de distintos países.

GIST Awareness Day Fox Chase Photo Gallery

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Fox Chase Photo Gallery

GIST Awareness Day was celebrated at the “Together Facing GIST” event held at Fox Chase Cancer Center on July 12. GIST patients and their families learned about the latest research and treatments, [...]

GIST Awareness Day NIH Clinic Photo Gallery

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day NIH Clinic Photo Gallery

Participants at the 15th Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic at the National Institute of Health (NIH) on July 5-7 participated in GAD activities based on our H.E.R.O. campaign. Our NIH Clinic participants [...]

GIST Awareness Day Chile Photo Gallery

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Chile Photo Gallery

Día de la concientización del GIST. Mejorar la calidad de vida y sobrevida de las personas con cánceres gastrointestinales, respetando su dignidad y autonomía en las fases de prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento, por medio de acompañamiento, educación, información, investigación y abogacía.

GIST Awareness Day Mumbai Photo Gallery

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on GIST Awareness Day Mumbai Photo Gallery

We had a successful GIST Awareness Day meeting on 8th July 2017 in Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai. It was attended by Dr. P Jagannath (Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai) and Dr. Vikram Chaudhari from the Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital and GIST patients.

Below are the 2017 events

July 6th

National Cancer Institute

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event at the Pediatric Clinic in the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814

Wildtype GIST patients and families will be attending the NIH GIST Clinic and decorating capes and masks throughout the day.


July 8th

The New York Group Luncheon

Hosted by: Pat Bonda-Swenson
Location:
Taste 99 (Carlyle on the Green)
Bethpage State Park
Old Bethpage, New York 11735
To attend, please contact Pat: pbondaswenson@yahoo.com.


July 8th

India’s Patient Support Group Meeting

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event
Dr. E Borges Road
Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
400012, India

A Brief history of GIST Awareness Day will be discussed as well as the 2017 H.E.R.O. Campaign – the importance of tissue donation and patient data sharing and their importance in research, using the characters ‘Tommy tissue’ and ‘Dina data’.  There will also be a demonstration on GIST/Prime and SideEQ, the Life Raft Group’s two new platforms.


July 9th

Philippines’s Patient Support Group Meeting

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
1100 Diliman Quezon City
3237 Philippines

A Brief history of GIST Awareness Day will be discussed as well as the 2017 H.E.R.O. Campaign – the importance of tissue donation and patient data sharing and their importance in research, using the characters ‘Tommy tissue’ and ‘Dina data’. There will be a Lay Forum on July 9 from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  A GIST Specialist will be there to discuss several GIST topics, and there will be a re-election of officers.


July 13th

Mount Sinai Hospital

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event on the 3rd floor
Ruttenberg Treatment Center- The Mount Sinai Hospital
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029


July 13th

Moores Cancer Center

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event in the Lobby
Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health
9300 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037


July 15th

Chile’s Patient Support Group Meeting

Location:
GIST Awareness Day event in the Lobby
Avenida Cristóbal Colón, 4198.
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

GIST Awareness Day 2017 Gallery
GAD - How to Participate

Help us bring awareness and education about GIST to the world by celebrating GIST Awareness Day on July 13th!

We are excited about the options for celebrating this year!
Activities will be taking place worldwide. There are a number of ways you can join in the fun.

  • Attend our scheduled events on July 13th www.liferaftgroup.org/events
  • Learn how to become a “Patient-Powered H.E.R.O” to help expedite research outcomes.
  • Hold a GAD event and decorate super hero capes and masks. Arrange to display the finished capes ina local school, museum or medical institution.
  • Go viral! Post pictures on social media wearing your cape and mask with a post about the importance of expediting research. Use the hashtag, #Hero4Cancer.
  • Hold a fundraiser to send “Tommy Tissue” to Stanford
  • If you are not a member, join the LRG Patient Registry. Sharing data is vital to research.
  • Donate your tissue to the GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank. Learn how by going to www.liferaftgroup.org/join-our-tissue-bank
  • Spread the word. Offer to speak to another cancer support group about “Patient Power.”
  • Share your story. Submit your story to local newspaper. Get the word out!
  • On July 13, join the LRG webcast and learn more about becoming an empowered patient.
  • Distribute information about GIST and the importance of tissue donation and data sharing to local doctors.
  • Hold an advocacy event. Host a letter writing party. Send letters to your local and national legislators about the importance of supporting funding for cancer research.

How Will You Celebrate?

Send your ideas to Laura Occhiuzzi at locchiuzzi@liferaftgroup.org

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Thank You to All of Our 2017 Participants & Sponsors!

GIST Argentina

Instituto Oncoguia

GIST Chile

Fundacion GIST Mexico

Esperantra Peru

Fundacion GIST Colombia

Asopaleu Guatemala

Novartis

Bayer

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