As many of you know, my mom was a hardworking, fun-loving woman who devoted her life to saving and improving the lives of others. In 2001 she was diagnosed with GIST Cancer and though it slowed her down, it did not stop her. It was a rough battle for her to fight. But it was a battle that I like to say she ultimately won by learning to celebrate life to the fullest and accomplish all her goals before this disease took her from us on July 19th, 2008. During her battle with GIST she had two missions: in addition to saving the lives of the babies she worked with every day, she was also determined to obliterate GIST.
GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) Cancer affects around 5,000 people in the US each year. These tumors will begin anywhere in the GI tract, but most commonly the stomach. Treatments involved are aggressive, expensive and not always reliable. Research has improved quite a bit in the last ten years but there's still a long way to go. With this being a rare cancer, not many know about it and it's victims and researchers don't always get the love that they need and deserve. All of the money raised for patients is privately given because GIST is so rare that the American Cancer Society doesn't even recognize it for funding. Let's change this and work together to support finding a cure.
For more information please visit The GIST Cancer Research Fund Website.
Please join the 3TP community in a benefit supporting The GIST Cancer Research Fund and celebrating the life of Jay Laegreid.
-Silent Auction begins at 7:00 PM
-Entry is by cash donation only
-Entry donation will include heavy appetizers (see below) and 2 drink tickets
-Please register and/or send and email to email@example.com in order to receive updates on auction items and event details
-For those not able to attend but still interested in donating, please visit our GoFundMe.
-We are still accepting auction item donations. To donate please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Brenna Laegreid.
-This event is open to the public, feel free to spread the word and invite friends!
The Tin Room Bar & Theater
July 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
Catered by a Burien classic, The Tin Room Bar & Theater! They will feature a menu full of your favorite bar-food staples (with a gourmet twist) paired with delectable deserts.
I look forward to celebrating my mom and beating GIST with you!