This year, Life Fest was celebrated July 15 – July 17. We incorporated the celebration of GIST Awareness Day at the Redondo Beach Marriott in Torrance, California.

This year’s theme

Our theme for Life Fest and GIST Awareness Day this year is “The Gift of Time.” Our logo is an hourglass, with each grain of sand representing one of our own cherished moments in time. The Gift of Time theme applies to everyone. If you are newly diagnosed, a long-term survivor, a caregiver, a doctor, a student or just about anyone, this is an opportunity to recognize how valuable time is. To celebrate these moments, we are asking everyone to think about the precious gifts of time they have been granted and have created by writing it on a paper “grain of sand” what those gifts are. It could be a celebratory moment like the birth of a grandchild or a wedding, or simply something you experienced like watching the sunset over the ocean. In the coming months, we will invite our members to share with us their precious memories and we will honor them at Life Fest.

Victoria Pinero
Author: Victoria Pinero