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Associates Raise $2M for Stem Cell Research

The National Associates Team is proud and excited to announce that its $2M goal in support of stem cell research at the Hadassah Medical Organization has been reached! It was the vision and inspiration of Howard Kaplan, z'l, former president of the National Committee of Hadassah Associates that ignited this initiative with the support of the NCHA Executive Board.

At the time of Howard's passing last year, the NCHA Executive Board decided to honor the memory of Howard Kaplan by working to complete their $2M goal with final $100,000 to be raised in memory of him. Through the efforts of the Associates and many Chapters across the country, Howard's vision was realized.

Last May, the Kaplan's home Chicago Chapter held an extremely successful "Celebration" Gala in honor of Howard, which included dinner, dancing, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Dr. Ehud Kokia, Director General, HMO, was the featured guest speaker. Those who attended the event learned about the life-saving possibilities* provided by stem cell research for the hundreds of millions of people around the globe who suffer from Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, as well as other serious illnesses.

Thanks to the superb leadership of Ada Rabinowitz and Lorelei Rosenthal, Co-Chairs, Ruth Ann Freedman, President, and Marlene Kaplan, National Vice President, more than $200,000 was raised for Hadassah that night with $133,000 of it designated to the Associates Stem Cell initiative. This amount, combined with the $50,000 raised by the National Associates Team, Associates, and chapters across the country, brought the grand total for the Associates Stem Cell Research initiative to $2.1M.

Following a wise adage to dream big, Howard Kaplan z'l and the Associates have done so and reached beyond this dream. Hadassah Associates are Men with a Mission who make a difference!

For further information about Hadassah Associates or our current fundraising initiative-Equip and Furnish a Double-Patient Room, Cardiology Dept., the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower contact associates@hadassah.org or 800-928-0685.

*View results of a multiple sclerosis clinical trial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWcj59m5Jo0&feature=plcp

  • Thank you to all of the Honorees for the Men's Health Initiative

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    Arnold Barsky
    Jack Benz
    Bradley Blair
    Jason Bloch
    Norman Bobrow
    Sheilah & Jerry Brandes
    Sharon Cadoff
    Barry Chiswick
    Arnold Cohen
    Marc Cohen
    Janet Daneshgar
    Mark Elfant
    Marvin Feig
    Frederick Fink
    Burton Garfinkel
    Stanley Gold
    Donald Goldberg
    Edward Green
    Norman Green
    Haren Haber
    Steven Haber
    Marvin Heyman
    Jacob Hoffman
    Steven Koppel
    Burton Krull
    Craig and JeffLamb
    Larry Leveen
    Sheldon Levine
    Alan Lipschultz
    Leslie Litzky
    Andrea Lovett
    Cyrus Mager
    Majestic Isles
    Jerome Makowsky
    Joel Marks
    Norman Minsky
    Louis Numkin
    Sheldon Osobow
    Ariel Ostad
    Norman Patinkin
    Alan Piaker
    Jeffrey Richardson
    Ronald Riebman
    Charlotte Rosensweig
    Mark Roth
    Milton Sabin
    Fredrick Safer
    Michael Sapovits
    Laura Schiff
    Joseph Schwartz
    David Smith
    Ari Smith
    James Smith
    Joseph Stein
    Myron Tannenbaum
    Ari Tannenbaum
    Fern Tannenbaum
    Heidi Wolk
    Stanley Zolot
    Rachel Zolot


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