The Life Raft Group joins the global community in honoring World Cancer Day 2015.

We join with everyone in the cancer community: researchers, physicians, advocates, patient organizations, government agencies, and most importantly, patient and caregivers to support efforts in the fight against cancer.

World Cancer Day is an annual event that takes place on February 4. It is an opportunity to bring awareness and education to the global community about the ways we can proactively fight against cancer.

The 2015 theme is “Not Beyond Us,” highlighting the efforts that already exist, and inviting new and innovative solutions.

On this World Cancer Day, 2015, we remain steadfast in our efforts to support GIST patients, and stand firm with all those in this fight. The Life Raft Group has always had a strong sense of vision, reaching beyond what others thought was “beyond us.”

In December, our staff held a one-day retreat to plan our goals for 2015. We feel that these goals are “Not Beyond Us.”

  • To double patient survival within five years through education, outreach and advocacy efforts
  • To develop a new Clinical Trials model for GIST
  • To develop GIST centers of excellence
  • To develop more opportunities for education for GIST Patients.

We invite the GIST community to join us in our efforts, on World Cancer Day, and every day.

For more information on World Cancer Day: http://www.worldcancerday.org/