The Gift Of Time Life Fest 2016


Life Fest 2016 Gallery

August 10th, 2016|

This year, Life Fest was celebrated July 15 – July 17. We incorporated the celebration of GIST Awareness Day at the Redondo Beach Marriott in Torrance, California. This year’s theme Our theme for Life Fest [...]

  • Vicky Ossio Life Fest

Life Fest: Vicky Ossio’s Story

April 26th, 2016|

Dear friends, I would like to share a short story: My daughter Carolina was diagnosed with GIST back in January 2006, in Dallas, Texas.. She was 27 years old then. We were lucky enough [...]

  • The Gift Of Time Life Fest 2016

Join Us for Life Fest 2016!

April 21st, 2016|

The Life Raft Group is super excited for our Life Fest Celebration on July 15-17 at the Torrance Marriott in beautiful Redondo Beach California. Life Fest is the LRG's biennial convention that [...]

  • The Gift Of Time Life Fest 2016

Life Fest 2016 – The Gift of Time

April 8th, 2016|

The Life Raft Group is excited to announce its 8th anniversary of our biennial Life Fest conference, which gives patients and caregivers the opportunity to gather for a weekend of camaraderie, unique access [...]



On Friday, July 15th, we will hosted our Life Fest Gala and celebrated GIST Awareness Day.

Our 2016 Life Fest Honorees include:

Erin MacBean
Allan Tobes Volunteer of the Year

Ronald DeMatteo, MD
Jeroen Pit Science Award

Matthew Lurin, MD
Arnie Kwart Philanthropist of the Year

Friends of Max-India
Global Award of Excellence

Jason Sicklick, MD
Clinician of the Year

Ray Montague
GIST Hall of Fame

Michael LaQuaglia, MD
GIST Hall of Fame