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New Horizons Meeting

An annual meeting where GIST patient organizations from different countries throughout the world get together to discuss their common interest - finding a cure for GIST.

By |2019-04-19T12:19:51-04:00April 12th, 2012|GIST Education|

Spunky Texan fought GIST bravely

Betty Hayes Arnett went to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at age 64, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 23, 1947 to Ruel and Mattie Hayes in Corsicana, Calif. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and wife. She was a longtime member of Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana.

By |2019-09-20T14:51:42-04:00April 1st, 2012|In Memoriam, News|

Thomas G. Overley, 1952-2012: Toledo lawyer played guitar, sang in group

Thomas G. Overley, a lawyer and guitarist who developed a niche practice of manufactured home law and played in local rock bands, died Wednesday, March 14 in his Ottawa Hills home. He was 59.

By |2019-09-20T14:54:25-04:00April 1st, 2012|In Memoriam, News|

New report finds most hospital errors go unreported

In a January 6, 2012 New York Times article, “Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported” by Robert Pear, the author explained that federal investigators have shown in a new report that hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors...

By |2019-09-20T14:57:58-04:00April 1st, 2012|News|

First Harness a Cure a Huge Success

Twelve year GIST survivor and former harness driver, Bobby Kinsey, had two goals when he started planning “Harness a Cure” – to raise awareness about GIST and raise money to cure this disease. With over one hundred participants in the walk and donations continuing to arrive, Dover Down’s first Harness a Cure event to benefit the Life Raft Group’s research was a huge success thanks to Bobby who tells his fellow raftmates in the email community, “Keep Rowing.”

By |2019-09-20T15:01:34-04:00April 1st, 2012|Fundraising, News|

Alianza GIST Meets in Miami

From March 25 through 28 representatives of 12 Latin American countries got together in Miami with representatives of The Life Raft Group, The Max Foundation, American Cancer Society, CODEVIDA, SixDegrees and the pharmaceutical industry in order to update themselves about GIST treatment and get trained on how to improve education, advocacy and patient support for the GIST community in Latin America.

By |2019-09-20T15:04:52-04:00April 1st, 2012|News|
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