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2013 City of Hope Convention Campaign

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BENEFITING: City of Hope

ORGANIZER: City of Hope

EVENT DATE: May 17, 2013

Steve Kass

THE STORY:

2013 Marks COH 100th and my 25th Anniversary

Why contribute to the City of Hope rather than another worthy cause?

1.  Founded in 1913, sitting on 120 acres and serving people of all nationalities with 4,500 employees, the City of Hope is a world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution. For 100 years COH has been dedicated to saving lives around the world through the powerful combination of scientific innovation and compassionate care. The COH was one of the initial designates as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and retains that highest standard today. COH COLLABORATES WITH MORE THAN 400 INSTITUTIONS WORLDWIDE ON OVER 500 PROJECTS ANNUALLY. 

2.  Four of the world’s most widely used drugs to fight cancer were created by COH or use COH patented technologies.  OVER 100 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BENEFIT FROM TREATMENT WITH MEDICINES CREATED WITH COH DISCOVERIES THIS YEAR.

3.  COH has performed over 11,000 Bone Marrow Transplants (BMT) with results that are rated as the highest nationally.  Not to be lost in this accolade is the fact that the COH BMT population of cases is also rated as the most acutely ill.  Protocols developed at the COH are used in virtually every BMT center in the world.  COH HAS EXTENDED THE LIVES OF ITS BMT PATIENTS A COMBINED 30,000 YEARS, AND COUNTING!

4.  Genetic research at COH led to the expression of the first artificial gene in bacteria. This work is considered the beginning of the modern biotechnology industry because it enabled the large-scale manufacturing of protein drugs including insulin…synthetic insulin.  IF YOU ARE DIABETIC AND USE INSULIN IN SOME RESPECT YOU OWE YOUR LIFE TO THE COH.

5.  Fifty-years ago we began to see on the side of cigarette packages "Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health".  COH RESEARCH LINKED CIGARETTE SMOKING AND CANCER RESULTING IN THIS WARNING.

6.  COH is committed to compassionate care. By pairing outstanding medical oncologists with elite surgical oncologists COH patients, often women with breast cancer, are provided a strong offering in robotics, plastics, and reconstruction. COH invests millions of dollars annually in the Supportive Care Program, Positive Image Shop and the Biller Family Resource Center.  COH differentiates itself from other leading Centers by our credo, penned sixty years ago by our then Executive Director, Samual Golter: "THERE IS NO PROFIT IN CURING THE BODY IF IN THE PROCESS WE DESTROY THE SOUL."

City of Hope's physicians and scientists are responsible for some of the most significant advances in modern medicine offering insights that have reshaped the world's understanding of diseases. The COH has achieved scientific breakthroughs, set national standards and succeeded in creative thinking where others have failed by discovering cures and treatments for Cancer, Diabetes and other catastrophic illness.

The City of Hope is transforming the future of health.  Every day COH turns science into practical benefit and hope into reality.  COH accomplishes this through exquisite care, innovative research, and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.

PLEASE SAVE A LIFE, MAYBE YOURS…MAYBE THAT OF YOUR CHILD OR OTHER LOVED ONE BY CLICKING ON "DONATE" TO THE RIGHT, AND JOINING MY TEAM BY MAKING YOUR CONTRIBUTION.

On line donations of any amount of $10 or more are appreciated very much! For gifts of $500 or more, you may choose to be recognized in our Centennial Convention Journal (June, 2013 in Los Angeles) as follows:

$100,000, or more – Red Page
$75,000 – Green Page
$50,000 – Blue Page
$25,000 – Gold
$10,000 – Silver Page
$5,000 – Bronze Page
$2,500 – White Page
$1,000 – One-half Page
$500 – One-quarter Page

I have purchased the inside cover of the Convention Journal and all who join my team with a contribution of $10, or more, by clicking "Donate" (immediately to the right) will have my personal thanks and appreciation and your name listed on the inside front cover as joining my team and supporting my efforts in the fight we are all at risk of losing…the fight against cancer and the loss of our loved ones. In addition to being listed on my inside cover page any donations of $500, or more, will be listed as per the rate schedule above. Please ask your friends to assist and combine your contributions for a larger donation. If you like, I will customize this web page for you to personally send to your own contacts and create your own team for this fight.  Yes, I believe this is that important and the cure is in sight!  All page submissions must be in by May 17th so please click “Donate” now.  The COH goal is One Billion Dollars.   

My personal goal is $100,000. PLEASE HELP.  You can learn more about City of Hope at www.cityofhope.org/about. Thank for you for supporting our search for cures! 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$45,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason Robert Kass

    $2,500

  • Lien Mai

    $250

  • Elayne Klein

     

  • Bob, Denise, Matthew, Mark & Michael Cook

    $1,000

  • kara, jenifer, guy, j.t., brooke, chase, riley and steve's proud mother, sh

    $1,000

  • Leah Frand

    $100

  • Debbie and Ed Korbel

    $500

  • kara, jenifer, guy, j.t., brooke, chase, riley and proud mom, shirley!

    $1,500

  • Guy, Jen, Chase & Riley

    $100

  • Lomeli

    $50

  • Larry Darden

    $5,000

  • Matt Rexroad

    $50

  • Keep up the good work, Lynda and Bernie

    $200

  • Diane Kass

    $100

  • Tracy and Natalie (Harris) Brown

     

  • Gale Johnston

     

  • Marv and Rochelle Skolnick

    $50

  • John and Dottie Harris

     

  • Deniz Cevik

    $100

  • JT Fox

    $100

  • Barbara Card

     

  • Jody Marsh

    $250

  • Firouzeh Banki

    $100

  • Diane Louise Cole & Ralph V. Cole

    $10

  • Lien Thi Mai

    $125

  • Dr. Sharri Kornblum & Oscar Kornblum

    $30

  • Marina

    $20

  • Gary Blum

    $100

  • Helen LeDonne

    $100

  • Jeffrey and Sherry Marsh

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deena Fischer

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Selwyn and Hilary Isakow

    $180

  • Lori angel

     

  • Tod Burnett

    $100

  • Steven Bialos

    $500

  • Lenny Esmond

    $100

  • Mary Anne Amitin

    $100

  • Evvy Shapero

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Daniel R. Barbakow, Esq.

    $1,000

  • Douglas C. Brown

    $100

  • Jim and Peggy Church

    $100

  • Tracey Hannum

     

  • Anastacia Belmonte

     

  • Dave Oppenheim

    $100

  • Sheila and Sabrina Herman

    $1,000

  • Guy Harrell

    $100

  • Tony and Amie James

    $5,000

  • Elizabeth Cleckner Deziel

    $500

  • Alan and Laurette Gennis

    $250

  • Michael, Katalina, RJ, Sawyer, &Tati; Cohen

    $250

  • Tracy Allen

    $100

  • Walt and Mary Lou Smith

    $5,000

  • Robert and Charlotte Stone

    $1,000

  • marina hall

    $50

  • John W. and Beth L. Weingarten

    $250

  • Maki, Woody, and Maksim Gruninger

    $1,000

  • Brian D. Fox

    $100

  • Howard & Michele Bialos

    $100

  • bob and ann bialos

    $200

  • Iris and Gene Rothstein

    $125

  • Liliana Shields

     

  • Michael B. Kaplan

    $1,000

  • Michael and Tao Weingarten

    $100

  • Brent Weingarten

    $100

  • Steve Kass

    $200

  • Anthony Scott

     

  • Alan Gilinsky

    $50

  • Brenda Wise

     

  • Tom and Nancy Riley

    $200

  • Stephen and Jason Kass

    $1,000

  • Brenda Wise

     

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45% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $45,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Steve Kass

Amount Raised

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45% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brenda Wise

Brenda Wise

In support of Steve Kass, for being a thoughtful, kind and caring person. His dedication to the COH, family and friends are immeasurable. Thank you for being a wonderful friend. 5 years ago

Stephen and Jason Kass

Stephen and Jason Kass

DONATION: $1,000

Happy Birthday Dottie, Happy Anniversary John & Dottie and Happy Birthday Tracy. Dottie, you and John have made it a life mission to give to others. In so doing, you have helped many, supported friends and honored yourselves and your children, Tiffany and Natalie. Tracy, you have joined the Harris family and added to the esteem in which it is help by all who know them. In recognition of your charitable nature and the wonderful celebration of your birthdays and your anniversary we are making this contribution to the City of Hope in your honor. Thank you so much for your warm and lasting friendship. 5 years ago

Tom and Nancy Riley

Tom and Nancy Riley

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Brenda Wise

Brenda Wise

5 years ago

Alan Gilinsky

Alan Gilinsky

DONATION: $50

Congratulation on your 25 years of service and dedication to The City Of Hope 5 years ago

Anthony Scott

Anthony Scott

Vaile Scott 5 years ago

Steve Kass

Steve Kass

DONATION: $200

Happy Birthday, my dear friend, Ed Korbel. This gift is a celebration of your birthday and on your behalf help someone else to celebrate another birthday of their own. 5 years ago

Brent Weingarten

Brent Weingarten

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Michael and Tao Weingarten

Michael and Tao Weingarten

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Michael B. Kaplan

Michael B. Kaplan

DONATION: $1,000

Thank you for all you do for COH 5 years ago