Nov 1, 2017 | Patient Stories

Leading up to the 8th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala, we will be sharing stories and perspectives on the gala from many of the people who make up the TargetCancer Foundation community. 

Lisa Craine is a patient advocate, a patient mentor, and a cholangiocarcinoma survivor. TargetCancer Foundation was fortunate to have her as a featured speaker at the 2016 Gala. Pictured above are Lisa and TargetCancer Foundation volunteer Jamie Dickerson. 

TargetCancer Foundation has been a life line for our family since my diagnosis of stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma in 2010. We have been blessed to have Jim Palma help us navigate our journey and be a great support.

When I was asked to speak at last years TargetCancer Foundation Gala I was honored and nervous. What could I possible share that would have meaning to others? Jim told me to just tell my story because it provides hope to other patients and hope is everything. I will never forget the warm Boston welcome I received from everyone at the Gala. I met so many wonderful people and learned of their cancer journeys. The evening was magical with so much love and promise or a cure in the air.

TargetCancer made me feel like family and that we are all working together to improve the lives of rare cancer patients. I am proud to call Jim and Kristen friends and I am so impressed with their passion to positively impact rare diseases and those diagnosed.

2016 TargetCancer Foundation Gala Keynote Speaker Lisa Craine from TargetCancer Foundation on Vimeo.