The GIST Cancer Research Fund organized and hosted its 10th-annual Walk For A Cure at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers on Sunday morning. Several hundred people walked nearly three miles around the lake to help raise money for research on gastro intestinal stromal tumors, otherwise known as GIST.
Event chairwoman Tania Stutman of New City started the benefit 10 years ago after being diagnosed with GIST. She was joined by friends, doctors, nurses, patients and researchers.
Also in attendance were Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Oregon State University Knight Cancer Institute, who developed the drug Gleevec, which is groundbreaking in it's ability to fight GIST; and legendary New York Knicks star Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
For more information go to www.gistinfo.org