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 [...]
Please join us in welcoming as the newest member of the Life Raft Group Board of Directors. As an LRG member, Teena has been an advocate for GIST patients since joining the LRG in [...]
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 [...]
In December, 2013, the Life Raft Group launched its “We Are the Cure” campaign to fund GIST research in response to the shrinking pool of available funds. As a rare disease, GIST research is impacted more than other more common cancers like breast and colon. Institutions like the National Cancer Institute are funding just four to five percent of all research proposals which means that a rare cancer like GIST is lost amongst the roughly 200 cancers competing for funding.