01. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate, In Memory · Tags: ,

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…

27. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate, Event Calendar, In Memory

You are invited to the 1st Annual GIST Cancer Research Fundraiser in honor of Terri Goembel

Terri was diagnosed with a cancerous GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) in January 2011. GIST is an orphan cancer affecting over 5,000+ patients in the U.S. alone. It is ruthless with no known cure.  Terri danced her way to heaven on May 9th, 2011.

During her courageous battle, Terri received over 25 units of blood. Its because of that, in which we encourage you to donate to Memorial Blood Centers.

Please sign up at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 3957 to schedule a time at the event in the blood mobile, which will be in the parking lot. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OLD, 16 YEARS OLD WITH PERMISSION.

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Please join us in an effort to raise money and awareness for this incurable disease. The evening will include a silent auction (Cash or Check only), appetizers, beverages and entertainment by the Fu-Ga-We Tribe Band from the Twin Cities!!!

100% of the proceeds go to the GIST Cancer Research Fund

Friday, June 29th, 2012  ( 7:00-10:00pm )

Knights of Columbus
1114 American Blvd West
Bloomington, MN 55420

$10.00 per person, Kids are FREE

Please make check out to G.C.R.F. and mail it to:

GIST Cancer Research Fund
55 Sawmill Rd.
New City, NY 10956

Contact Trisha at dan_cer2000@hotmail.com 

29. August 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: In Memory

(from Cal Coast News.com)


August 28, 2011

Richard Palmer

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.