Awareness is vital to the future well-being of GIST patients. Thousands of people are living with GIST, yet many doctors know little to nothing about it. Many GIST patients are unaware of programs and services that may help them and research is not being done on a large enough scale. All of this because GIST has been labeled rare and therefore, not as important as other diseases.

We need to raise much greater awareness for this disease right now to influence our future.

We can create a lasting impact on the GIST community by rallying to action right now. To that end, the Life Raft Group presents“13 Promises”, a national advocacy effort to bring the needs of GIST patients directly to top Washington DC policymakers.

Our 13 Promises to the GIST community

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