A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for both the patient and their caregivers. There is so much to absorb: the emotions, the drastic change in priorities and lifestyle, the treatments required, the financial burden. In [...]
Hi friends, It's time to begin the second leg of this super trip. So with a heavy heart and a heavier suitcase we bid goodbye to OVAC Lobby Day and Washington D.C. That's right- we! [...]
As the Life Raft Group continues to grow globally, we will highlight our international friends in each newsletter issue. In this interview with Ferdinand Mwangura, Chairman of Henzo Kenya, we discover how the seeds [...]
On Wednesday, February 11, the Life Raft Group’s state leaders had their first opportunity to gather virtually and to discuss the best strategies for bringing together and building a support community for patients and [...]
Wishes do come true. As part of our GIST 31 Wishes campaign, Assistant Program Director Mildred Menos’ wish was for every state in the US to be represented with one or more LRG leaders so [...]
An article in Wayne Patch, a community-specific news, information and engagement network, features Life Fest 2014, The Life Raft Group’s biennial convention which was held on November 7-9 in Teaneck, New Jersey. In the article, [...]
On Saturday December 15, 2012, a group of CML and GIST patients got together to summarize activities done during 2012, and celebrate the end of the year.
Life Fest 2012 was not only the premier gathering of the Life Raft Group community but a celebration of our ten year anniversary as well!
If you have been mailed a fundraising packet and still have donor cards to send out, it is not too late. Consider passing one on to a neighbor co-worker, friend or family member.
The second annual GIST Day of Learning will be held on March 23, 2013. This year we are privileged once again that Dr. Jonathan Trent of Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami has agreed to host our gathering and we are honored to hear what he has to say.