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GIST Awareness Day is Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Because we are celebrating GIST Awareness Day at Life Fest this year, we have given both the same theme: The Gift of Time. Our logo is an hourglass, with each grain of sand representing a moment in time; a precious memory that we celebrate.
Early in our GIST journeys, we become aware that each grain of sand is precious, each moment that we are granted a gift. For long-term survivors, we have been blessed with many grains of sand – births, weddings, time with family and friends that we wouldn’t have had if not for life saving treatments.
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds.
Take a moment to calculate how many seconds you have been given since your GIST diagnosis. The fact that you have had treatment for your disease has meant the gift of those seconds.
What will you do with your next 86,400 seconds?
At Life Fest we invite our members to share those moments with us by recording them on paper “grains of sand” and displaying them on our Gift of Time hourglass display.
Can’t Attend Life Fest?
For those who cannot attend GIST Awareness Day at Life Fest, we invite members to create local events and celebrations around this theme, and to send to the LRG photos and artwork to share their gifts of time. For information on how to hold a GAD celebration, contact Sara Rothschild: email@example.com
As GIST Awareness Day events are planned, we will share them on our website.