GCRF would like to thank JULIE CRAMER for spearheading another wonderful event. Held on Feb 23rd at the Merion, in Cinnaminson, NJ. This annual event raises money to help eradicate GIST. Julie began the event to honor the memory of her dad, Mark Becker.
We at GCRF want to thank Julie for a great job well done. Enjoy the following video, to get a taste of what the evening held…
Watch Video of the Event…
(from Cal Coast News.com)
August 28, 2011
Former Central Coast reporter and newspaper editor Richard Palmer died at his home in Hawaii Thursday after a long bout against a rare form of cancer. He was 63.
Born in Santa Monica, Palmer graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in journalism in 1972 before working for a series of small California newspapers. He joined the Telegram-Tribune in 1986 and served as assistant city editor until being promoted to editor of the Morro Bay Sun-Bulletin, a position he held until he resigned in 1999.
Palmer is also a former director of the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Palmer and his wife Linda, a former realtor in Los Osos, followed a lifelong dream and moved to Hawaii, settling on Hilo in 2000. He became the associate editor of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in 2001, a position he held until his death.
Shortly after moving to Hilo, Palmer was diagnosed with GIST, a rare form of cancer and became actively involved in cancer research and support groups for the next decade.
In addition to his wife Linda, Palmer is survived by a son, Matthew, who lives in Atascadero and a daughter, Becky, in Los Osos. Donations in his memory are welcome at GIST Cancer Research Fund, 55 Saw Mill Road, New City, NY 10956.