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Life Raft Group Holds Biennial Life Fest Convention July 13-15
Event brings together the GIST Community to share latest GIST Research
This year's convention will bring a wealth of new information about GIST research and treatment, as well as a call-to-advocacy plan for participants. Workshops, lectures and panels are balanced with opportunities to interact with other GIST patients in a relaxed atmosphere. This year, there will be parallel tracks for Adult and Pediatric GIST patients.
At a luncheon on Saturday, July 14, awards will be presented to those who have positively impacted the GIST community: Center of Excellence Award to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center accepted by Dr. Jonathan Trent; Clinician of the Year Award presented to Dr. Suzanne George of Dana-Farber Cancer Center; Jeroen Pit Science Award to the NIH Wildtype Clinic represented by Dr. Fernanda Arnaldez; Alan Tobes Volunteer(s)
On Sunday, July 15, the first GIST DO IT fundraising walk will be held from 6:30 AM to 9 AM at the Margaret Pace Park Baywalk. The proceeds will be shared between the Life Raft Group and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for research to find a cure for GIST. For more information on the walk, contact Laura Occhiuzzi at the Life Raft Group: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time, the Life Raft Group is also hosting the Pediatric & SDH-Deficient Symposium. Bringing together the top experts in research and treatment for these rare subtypes of GIST, it is a unique opportunity for collaboration the development of a strategic plan as they work towards effective treatments and ultimately a cure for these patients.
About the Life Raft Group:
The Life Raft Group is a non-profit with a simple mission: Enhancing survival and quality of life for people living with GIST and other cancers through patient-powered research, education and empowerment, and global advocacy efforts.
To learn more, visit www.liferaftgroup.org
Mary Garland, Communications Director