May 19, 2020 is OVAC Lobby Day highlights its work delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations. Held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these requests affect millions of Americans facing cancer each day.
Advocacy continued to be an important focus in 2015. Our initiatives expanded globally, with the overall goal of assuring that all GIST patients have access to quality medical treatment. The LRG continued to forge [...]
WOW!!! What a great experience, to make your presence known in Washington DC! Each year, One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) organizes a lobby day to urge Congress to support funding for cancer research, prevention [...]
At The Life Raft Group we are thankful to have a strong and motivated member community. Despite dealing with their own diagnoses, ongoing care and side effects, members often tell us, “I want to [...]
Hi friends,The day has come. Our GIST Advocacy Avengers (it's a working title) have been prepped, scheduled and prepped some more in order to take on their string of meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill. [...]
Live From Washington- Training for the Hill By Mildred Menos Hi friends (see how close we've gotten already?), Your trusty reporter Milly here, reporting live from Capitol Hill. Oh, wait, not yet, technically right [...]
Live from Washington By Mildred Menos Hi Guys, Some of you may know me from hosting GDOLs (GIST Days of Learning in your city, that welcome phone call you received when you became a [...]
The Life Raft Group is pleased to announce its recent membership in One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC). Established in 2000, OVAC has grown to become the Capitol’s leading cancer coalition by unifying US cancer [...]