Written by Stacey McAully

My name is Stacey and most of you will have seen us in the April edition of the newsletter. I have always known I have wanted to do something to raise money that can go into research for finding a GIST cure, but there have always been hospital appointments or surgery and recovery getting in the way.

However, now I am in great health and I decided to start organizing a fundraiser. We wanted to do something that people didn’t do every day and that was so out there to raise awareness, hence… SKYDIVE FOR GISTS!!!! My sister, Sammy, our best friend, Gemma Day and myself will be doing a skydive on August 7 to raise money for The Sarcoma Trust. This is a UK charity which funds research into soft tissue cancers such as GISTs. We are holding many events to raise awareness and sponsorship for our skydive and GISTs. We have made a page online where people can read my story and sponsor us-www.justgiving.com/stacey-mcaully

Editor’s Note: As of the printing of this issue, the girls’ skydive has been postponed due to bad weather. It is rescheduled for October 24. To date, they have raised £3,570.00.