21. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Event Calendar · Tags:

October 18, 2014KICK.gist Cobb Energy Center
Atlanta, Ga
A Good Old Fashioned Hoedown complete with Country Line Dancing, delicious grub and spirits and great auction items both silent and live!
Get your cowboy boots and join us! Western attire!

For more information, contact
Wendy and Lenny Kapiloff
wkapiloff@ aol.com

19. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Event Calendar · Tags: ,

San Jose Walk

01. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate · Tags:

GIST Bracelets

Bracelets Available 

(for a $12 donation which includes shipping)  you will receive Two Bracelets

Wear your bracelets to create awareness and donate to support research to help eradicate GIST.

Sizes:  medium and large



GISTribbontooGIST Find the Cure Magnetic Ribbon is now Available

With a donation of $12.00 (includes postage) we will send you the GIST Find the Cure Ribbon. You may donate online through paypal using the 'buy now' button below.

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…

11. September 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate, Event Calendar · Tags:

2012 Peter Thomas 

Ride For A Cure
Cycling 1,000 Miles in 10 Days
Cape Town, South Africa

Ride for the Cure

The GIST Cancer Research Fund’s Cycling Warriors took to the road on October 23, 2012 for their 1,000-mile, 10-day crusade in the fight against GIST Cancer.

The spirit of Peter Thomas led the way and along with Riette and Dylan Thomas (and Wayne Thomas in tow), the riders began and ended a triumphant journey along the rugged South Africa coast.


It all started in Gordon’s Bay and concluded in Cape Town. It was the toughest and most challenging of the three Peter Thomas Memorial Rides For A Cure. It stretched the riders physically, mentally and emotionally. They crossed fourteen mountain passes and endured gale force headwinds that were so strong that it almost blew the riders off their bikes.


While each cyclist came for a different reason on this trip, the camaraderie and banter amongst the group was certainly a unique experience for many. You do have to ask yourself the question, why some come back to do this grueling ride every three years? Through all the adversity, this fantastic group of GIST Cyclists left their jobs, families and comforts of home to cycle 1,000 miles in 10 days to raise money for the GIST More »

22. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate · Tags: ,

The Gist Cancer Research Fund once again in 2012 donated 100% of funds raised to institutions working for a cure to GIST.  Below are some of the highlights from this year's grant presentations.

Photos from 2012 Grant Presentation at University of Pittsburgh

GIST Research Update Presentation at 2012 Pittsburgh event.

Photos from the 2012 Presentation at University of Oregon

Presentation from the University of Oregon Meeting

Photos from the 2012 Presentation at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The War on GIST: Life, Death, and Everything In Between - GCRF Research Update 2012 (Michael Heinrich, M.D.)

GIST Research Updates: May 2012, Heinrich & Corless Laboratories

GIST Research Update:  Fox Chase Cancer Center (Margaret von Mehren, MD)

Oncogenesis of wild type GIST: some clarity from genetics (Fox Chase Cancer Center - Martin G. Belinsky Ph.D. )

Evaluating new therapies in GIST using in vivo molecular imaging (Fox Chase Cancer Center - Lori Rink, Ph.D.)

25. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: About GCRF, Donate, Video · Tags: ,

16. August 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Donate · Tags:


For a donation of $10 (plus $2 for shipping), we will send you one large and one medium bracelet.

Show your support in fighting GIST while knowing that your donation is helping those who are struggling against this disease. 

05. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Event Calendar · Tags:

3rd Annual Tony “The Jet” Petruzziello Championship3rd Annual Tony “The Jet” Petruzziello Championship
Wild Turkey Golf Club
3621 State Rt 94 Hamburg, NJ 07419-9651
Monday, August 22nd 2011 @ 11:00 am

On May 23rd 2008 The Friends and Family of Tony Petruzziello suffered the loss of a truly great man. Throughout his life in good times and in bad Tony always said that what truly defines a man's character is persistence. The ability to meet challenges and not shy away from them. Persistence defined Tony which is where the fund gets its name.

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16. May 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags:


Our fund raising walk for GIST will be held on April 14, 2012 In Yakima WA.

In the meantime we will hold a drawing for a personally made quilt which was donated to GCRF and we will be selling tickets at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. We will announce the winner in October in time to use it during the cool weather. We will contact you if you are the winner and will make sure that you receive it.

You can purchase tickets by sending a check made out to GCRF.  You will receive your ticket stubs and a receipt for your donation by return mail.  Send checks to Mrs. Tempest Sanborn 132 Maru Ave. Selah, WA 98942.

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