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GIST Awareness Day Was Monday, July 13, 2015
The Life Raft Group recently held our second GIST Awareness Day and will soon be planning our 2016 event. We’d love to have your support in helping us celebrate this great annual event! This day is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those living with GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors), an often-neglected cancer of the gastrointestinal tract that affects 5,000 new people every year in the U.S. alone.
None of our goals can be reached without you! Help us bring attention to this disease by educating your friends and family and joining our call to action. Support our efforts through fundraising, participating in advocacy efforts, holding an awareness day event or spreading the word through social media. No matter how you choose to celebrate GIST Awareness Day, you will be helping to shine a light on GISTers around the world. Thank you for your support!
Our GIST Awareness Day 2015 Mosaic
Our inaugural GIST Awareness Day in 2014 was a huge success, and 2015 was even bigger and better! This year, we celebrated GIST Awareness Day by creating a mosaic made from #ShowUsYourRare photos from all over the world. To make the mosaic, users posted photos and videos to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the Life Raft Group Facebook page with the hashtag #ShowUsYourRare. We’re ecstatic with the support from the community, and are planning even more ways for patients, donors, caregivers and research to connect in support of finding a cure for GIST in 2016.