Our biennial Life Fest convention was held November 7th – 9th at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey. It was a spectacular event filled with stories, laughter and tears shared by GISTERs, caregivers, medical professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, staff, board members, and many friends. There were over 190 people who participated throughout the weekend.
Throughout the weekend participants had an opportunity to be photographed next to an amazing display of over 130,000 origami boats that were made by the GIST community and their supporters from around the world based on a global effort to come together for a common goal and raise awareness about this disease.
Our biennial Life Fest convention was held November 7th – 9th at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey. It was a spectacular event filled with stories, laughter and tears shared by GISTERs, caregivers, [...]
In addition to spending time catching up with fellow patients and caregivers and attending the myriad of useful workshops featured at Life Fest 2014, participants were treated to an update of what is new in [...]
The Bergen Record recently featured photographs of the LRG’s Life Fest Convention. Over 100,000 origami boats were made from around the globe to bring awareness to a rare form of intestinal cancer called gastrointestinal [...]
Norman Scherzer’s Personal GIST survival plan. Norman puts his years of experience with GIST and his pro-active advocacy attitude into a personal survival plan. View all of the Life Fest 2014 videos [...]
LRG Communications Director Erin Kristoff and LRG member Bella Rocco unveil the GIST Awareness Day Virtual Quilt Video to Life Fest attendees. The Virtual Quilt is a testament to the GIST community who [...]
LRG Board President, Jerry Cudzil presents the Arnie Kwart Philanthropist of the Year Award to Brian Behrens for his incredible generosity and philanthropic efforts. View all of the Life Fest 2014 [...]
LRG Board Member and volunteer Clinical Trials Coordinator Jim Hughes presents the Alan Tobes Volunteer of the Year Award to Dina Wiley for her tireless efforts in helping newly diagnosed GISTers obtain the [...]