Sunday, July 13th, 2014
1st Annual GIST Awareness Day
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
- Morning - Informational session for patients and caregivers*: 9 AM-1 PM
*Breakfast and lunch will be provided
- Afternoon - GIST Awareness Day Festival: 1 PM - 4 PM
HELP US MAKE AND DISPLAY 20,000 ORIGAMI BOATS
AND RAISE $200,000 FOR GIST RESEARCH
GIST Awareness Day was created by the Life Raft Group to help address the lack of education and recognition surrounding GIST (GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumors)- a rare cancer of the GI tract- and help break down the barriers to funding, research, treatment and diagnosis that this causes. To raise awareness among the general public about GIST we are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest display of origami boats among other activities at this fun family festival.
Both morning and afternoon are free.
Call 847-302-5133 (Jim Hughes)
Self register at: www.gistawarenessday.org
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration/Breakfast/Mingling
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome, Mildred Menos, LRG Asst. Director of Programs
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM The Surgeon's Role in Co-management of Patients with GIST, Dr. Karl Bilimoria, Surgical Oncologist, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM GIST Treatment Advancements, Dr. Bruce Brockstein, Medical Oncologist, Director of the Kellogg Cancer Center, at NorthShore University HealthSystem
10:30 AM -10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM -11:30 AM Managing Emotional and Relationship Changes after a GIST Diagnosis, Dr. Erin Braule, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psycho-Oncology, Cancer Wellness Center
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM Lunch, Round Table Discussion with Panel of Experts
Tasting tables from Chicago’s top bakeries and restaurants, arts and crafts, giveaways, live band and plenty of entertainment for the kids will make this a wonderful day for the whole family. Featured in the afternoon will be the chance for you to contribute to our Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of origami boats.