The Life Raft Group 2014 Annual Report is now available online. Our Annual Report is a way for us to share accountability with our members and supporters. 2014 was an exciting year for us. [...]
After ten years as an established non-profit, the Life Raft Group identified a critical need in its public image. While the LRG began as a small group of patients and caregivers offering support and guidance to each other while facing the early Gleevec trials, the LRG has now grown into a multi-million dollar international organization, heavily involved in advocacy work and changing the face of GIST research. While we remain true to our support & education roots, the LRG required branding to reflect our current stature and credibility in the medical field.
The Life Raft Group has launched a new website. If you have not already, be sure to visit the new site at liferaftgroup.org for up-to-date news and information about GIST Cancer.
The LRG is continually involved in advocacy efforts to increase government spending on cancer research. We have joined forces with other cancer agencies to once again urge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the New [...]
Larry Ryan was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 25, 1945; he passed from this world into the loving arms of Christ on February 25, 2013.
Join our Tissue Bank - Help the LRG in the search for a cure. Wildtype GIST tissue is needed for a current LRG Research Team project. If you or a loved one are a wildtype GIST patient, please help the LRG Research Team in its search for the cure by donating your tissue.
Clarence Charles “Buddy” Coats Jr., 65, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home. He was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. He was born June 3, 1946, to the late Bud and [...]
Every year, the Life Raft Group’s financial statements are audited, providing a glimpse into the priorities of the organization. Audited results for 2012 will be received soon.
My name is Juliana Popova and I’m the chairperson of the Bulgarian support group for people with GIST – “GIST Alliance for Patients-Bulgaria”. Our organization was founded in January 2012. All patients can contact us [...]
Piga Fernandez, the LRG’s global relations coordinator, participated in an activity called “I have cancer, …lets talk” organized by Red Chile Cancer, a coalition of cancer patient groups in Chile. The main objective [...]