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Jasmine Daghighian's Fundraiser:

The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

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BENEFITING: City of Hope

ORGANIZER: City of Hope

Jasmine Daghighian

THE STORY:

On February 8th, I will be turning 26, and despite what I tell myself every time I walk inside a Sephora or how I will feel on Oscar night, I really don't need anything more in my life. Which is why for my birthday, with the help of my amazing friends and family, I would love to fundraise for a very important cause that is also personal to me - the Samuel Rahbar Chair for Diabetes and Drug Discovery at the City of Hope.

My late great uncle, Samuel Rahbar was one of the most amazing men I ever knew. Up until his death in November of 2012, he dedicated his career to researching the causes and treatments of diabetes and cancer. His seminal discovery involving glycated hemoglobin revolutionized the way diabetes is diagnosed and treated, and this continues to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world. His greatest life dream was to find a cure for cancer and it may just be possible that he did in the last several years of his life with his COH-SR4 drug. COH-SR4 has been shown to have great promise as a chemotherapeutic agent for colon, brain, ovarian, breast, prostate, and kidney cancer, as well as leukemia, osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and obesity. After his death, the City of Hope has continued the research on this compound and has made great progress but much more work is left before this promising drug can be clinically used.

Knowing my uncle though, the most impressive trait about him was how humble he was and how much he cared for everyone in our family. I used to jokingly be angered that he knew so much about me because I was worried I was taking up his brain space that should have otherwise been used for more important causes than myself.

My uncle dedicated his life to finding a cure for cancer, and made discoveries that are changing the course of treatment for cancer as we speak. Donating to his fund will enhance his legacy and further research to help prevent life threatening diseases.

Please help and make all my birthday wishes come true by donating today!!!

For more information on Dr. Rahbar's chair please visit: http://www.cityofhope.org/rahbarlegacy

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To This Fundraiser

$1,489

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annie Tippe

    $10

  • Shirin Golshani

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sepehr Daghighian

    $100

  • Taylor Haskell

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Zak Kadison

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Justin Catron

    $50

  • Alexandre Dauman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • AMM

    $36

  • Harris Evans

    $50

  • Jacob

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Natalie & Josh

    $26

  • Jessica Danial

    $50

  • Naz Lalezari

    $66

  • Samantha Longman

    $20

  • Sanam

    $26

  • Bobby

    $26

  • Adam Rosner

    $36

  • Claire Lehrer

    $50

  • Tanya Kohan

    $20

  • Delila

    $100

  • Aram

    $20

  • Elizabeth "Silence is Golden" Blackwell

    $25

  • Charleen & Eli

    $40

  • Michael Shakiban

    $126

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149% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,142,464 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

City of Hope

Amount Raised

$2,138,439

Fundraiser Title

Delila Pouldar

Amount Raised

$2,536

 

101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jasmine Daghighian

Amount Raised

$1,489

 

149% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sophie Haimof

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Michael Shakiban

Michael Shakiban

DONATION: $126

In honor of our great, great uncle. Happy Birthday Jazz! :) 4 years ago

Charleen & Eli

Charleen & Eli

DONATION: $40

Happy birthday Jasmine! This is such a sweet and thoughtful idea :) :) 4 years ago

Elizabeth

Elizabeth "Silence is Golden" Blackwell

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday! ❤️️ 4 years ago

Aram

Aram

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Delila

Delila

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday Jasmine! Love you <3 4 years ago

Tanya Kohan

Tanya Kohan

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Claire Lehrer

Claire Lehrer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Adam Rosner

Adam Rosner

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

Bobby

Bobby

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Sanam

Sanam

DONATION: $26

4 years ago