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The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

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BENEFITING: City of Hope

THE STORY:

Ever since our father, Professor Samuel Rahbar passed away, we have been trying to find a means of continuing his significant work. We feel that the best way to honor his memory is to assure the work that he loved and put all his effort into continues. The people who worked with him and know the value of his research also would like to see this happen. Please make a donation or create your own fundraiser to support our project. We are about $400,000 away from reaching our goal. You can make a difference and support our cause by creating your own personal fundraising webpage today. Just click the “fundraise for this campaign” button to the right. This is an easy way to raise money online from your friends, family and associates. If you would like to simply make a donation, you may also do so easily by clicking the “donate to this fundraiser” button to the right.

After our dad’s passing we met with Dr. Friedman, CEO of City of Hope Medical Center and Dr. Riggs, Chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at City of Hope. They voiced their interest in setting up an endowed chair in our father’s name. Soon after the meeting we received a letter from Dr. Friedman reaffirming his interest in creating the endowed chair for our father. This initiative, “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery,” will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate our father's legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. As Dr. Friedman noted, the chair will serve as a lasting reminder of our father's remarkable achievements.

Even though our father will always be remembered for discovering the connection between HbA1c and diabetes, the compounds he synthesized in the last few years of his life have shown great promise as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers. The most promising is called COH-SR4. He submitted the paper on the effects of COH-SR4 on cancer cells the week before his death. The work continues on these compounds at City of Hope. With this endowed chair, his research will hopefully come to fruition in the developments of treatments for cancer.

We are asking for your moral, emotional and financial support to establish “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery.”

For more information, http://www.cityofhope.org/rahbarlegacy

Regards,
Roya, Guita and Firoozeh Rahbar

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Donor Comments

Allen Foulad

Allen Foulad

DONATION: $952

2 years ago

Eliane Eshaghian

Eliane Eshaghian

3 years ago

Ashley Shaheri

Ashley Shaheri

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jennifer Danesh

Jennifer Danesh

Glad to support the advancement of medicine in honor of Dr. Rahbar! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $26

I'm so proud of you three- you have such beautiful hearts! Love you three! 3 years ago

Saba Nassiri

Saba Nassiri

3 years ago

Jasmine Daghighian

Jasmine Daghighian

DONATION: $100

Although, I'm late, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the three best triplets to have ever been!!! Proud of you all and all your effort to support an amazing man's legacy! 3 years ago

Dalit Yadegaran

Dalit Yadegaran

DONATION: $52

3 years ago

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Ameer Elbuluk

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Gabriella Marvizi

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