Monthly Archives: February 2013


Beloved husband, father, grandfather and trusted LRG Board Member, Bob Book passes away at 82

Bob Book, 82, of Carmel, Ind. passed away the morning of December 9, 2012. He was born on December 31, 1929 in Indianapolis, IN to Wm. H. and Margaret V. Book. A 1948 graduate of [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:06:36-04:00February 1st, 2013|In Memoriam, News|

Cesarini’s ten year GIST battle ends with family by her side

Maura Cesarini passed away on the fifth of January after a 10 year battle with GIST cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her husband and siblings. Maura was the daughter of Irish immigrants, Humphrey Moynihan [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:07:04-04:00February 1st, 2013|In Memoriam, News|

LRG adds new local group leaders and international partners

Here is a listing of the newest LRG Group Leaders and International Partners. Welcome aboard! Newest local group leaders: Debbie Farmer - Indiana Jill Heinrich - Alaska Joan Smith - Nevada Paula Stover - South [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:09:23-04:00February 1st, 2013|News, Patient Support|

LRG closes out 2012 in the spotlight: advocacy, support & research highlighted

The Life Raft Group is dedicated to the welfare and survival of GIST patients worldwide and we carry out our mission through research, patient support & education and advocacy. The LRG was highlighted in all three areas at the end of 2012 and we wanted to share the important work we’re doing with all of you.

By |2019-09-20T13:12:51-04:00February 1st, 2013|Advocacy, News|

Dave Safford shares his list of happiest moments since GIST and those still to come

Recently, LRG Board Member Dave Safford decided to sit down and think about all of the good fortune that has come into his life since being diagnosed with cancer. We liked his list so much we decided to share it so that everyone in the GIST community can see a story of positivity and hope.

By |2019-09-20T13:13:38-04:00February 1st, 2013|Member Stories, News|
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