Join us at the Largest Gathering of GIST Patients, Caregivers, and Doctors in the World

The 9th Annual GIST Walk for a Cure: The Walk will be held on October 4 at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers, N.Y. Last year over 600 people attended. ABC Eyewitness News hosted the walk. Lunch will be served and a dinner will take place the night before. Discounted hotel arrangements have been made.

GIST Doctors and Researchers planning to attend:

Dr. Ron DeMatteo

Dr. Chris Corless.
Dr. Jonathan Fletcher
Dr. Ephraim Casper
Dr. Margaret VonMehren
Dr. Anette Duensing
Dr. Stefan Duensing
Dr. Cristina Antonescu
Dr. Andy Godwin

The 4th Annual GIST Walk for a Cure: Walk will be held October 26 at Almaden Lake Park, San Jose, California.

The 2nd Oregon Walk for a Cure: Walk will be held on September 27 at La Pine State Park, La Pine Oregon.

Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction: Aug 22nd at Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta, Georgia

The 2009 Peter Thomas Memorial Bike Event: Sept 24th and will finish up when they ride into Rockland State Park on October 4th in conjunction with the Annual Walk for a GIST Cure.  1000 miles – 10 days – 1 goal     “Riding For A Cure “

For more information on the bike event, please vist www.giste2e.net

Last year GCRF raised over $700,000

Disbursement of Grants 2008

$100,000 MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING

Dr. Christina Antonescu, GIST Lab

$35,000 MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING

Dr. Ron DeMatteo, GIST Lab

$135,000 FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER

Dr. Andrew Godwin, GIST Lab

$135,000 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Dr. Anette Duensing, GIST Lab

$150,000 BRIGHAM WOMENS HOSPITAL/DANA FARBER

Dr. JONATHAN FLETCHER, GIST Lab

$150,000 OHSU

Dr. Corless and Dr. Heinrich, GIST Lab

All funds were raised through donations. None of these funds came from any pharmaceutical companies.

All members of the Board of Directors of GIST Cancer Research Fund are volunteers and receive no compensation.

As is our policy no overhead was taken by any of these institutions.

None of this could have been accomplished without your continuous support.

TOGETHER LETS FIND A CURE

For more information, contact us at:

Website: www.GISTinfo.org

Phone: 845.634.6060

Email: GISTCancerFund@aol.com

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