On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Mia Byrne crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, completing the race in 5:55. It was a tribute to her husband Michael that she was able to finish. In [...]
Glenita Mungcal My mother, Glenita Mungcal, died from her GIST tumor earlier this year. What we thought was a fluke, a one-time tumor, became a six-year journey of trial, hope, consultations and error [...]
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.