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The Barb Kaprielian Memorial Fund - USC

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Alison Kaprielian

THE STORY:

In February 2000, Barbara Kaprielian was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer. For 14 years, Barb courageously battled this life-threatening disease while never allowing it to define her. In her fight against cancer, she exhibited the physical and emotional strength of a warrior, always wearing a smile on her face or waiving her infamous cowbell at local sporting events. Although there were periods of great challenge and uncertainty, she always carried herself with grace and dignity. She was a beacon of hope for her family, friends, and community. Even during the darkest days, Barb’s great courage and strength were her most valuable weapons, always assuring her family and loved ones not to worry, that she would be fine. Nothing could break her spirit.

Barb fought longer and harder than most of her medical practitioners thought possible. Her oncologist said she lived three years longer than anyone he had seen with such an aggressive form of cancer. He believed that it was Barb’s goal to see her kids reach early adulthood. Barb accomplished this goal, and many others. She refused to let anyone down.

For over 5,100 days, Barb demonstrated optimism, grit, courage and joy. She celebrated the “little things” in life—summer concerts in the park, Friday night high school games, and USC football on the weekend. Then there were the trips to the river house and the annual summer vacation to Lake Topaz, where she could enjoy water skiing and quality time with family and friends. Her greatest joy and source of pride, however, were her children, Alison and James.

A more powerful word that better defines Barb’s life is impact. Her influence extended well beyond immediate family as a loving mother and wife. She impacted others in the community as an educator, mentor, philanthropist, friend, and “second Mom” to her children’s friends. Barb’s selflessness, coupled with her enthusiasm for life, enabled her to live with passion and purpose. While she mentored fellow cancer sisters, volunteered at Families Forward, participated in her Bible study group, coordinated events at Beckman High School, and invested in her students at Arroyo Elementary, Barb lived to help and support others… and her impact will live on for many years to come.

Like Barb, many individuals around the world also face the challenges of cancer. In the spirit of Barb’s altruism, we come together to support others who are fighting this battle.

The Barb Kaprielian Memorial Fund is a collaboration with Rivals United for a Kure, an initiative to raise money for underfunded cancer research. USC’s and UCLA’s highly regarded medical schools have teamed up to allocate funds to the most innovative and promising research projects in the medical field. Despite the lengthy history of this crosstown rivalry, the best and the brightest doctors are coming together to make breakthroughs in cancer research under a common vision – to find a cure. Your donations to The Barb Kaprielian Memorial Fund will be used for projects selected by the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

As a family of both Trojans and Bruins with a wife and mother who understood the meaning of “Fight On,” this cause is close to our hearts. Our “house divided” is working toward a cure… Will you join us as Rivals United?

Thank you for your support as we continue to honor Barbara Kaprielian’s life in the most impactful way we can. Help us win the battle Barb endured for 14 long years by finding a cure for cancer.

 

To learn more about Rivals United for a Kure, click HERE.

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To This Fundraiser

$28,137

MONEY RAISED
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  • Betty Molina

     

  • Stephanie Sanford

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Wings Capital Partners

    $500

  • Chris Gregg

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joao Subtil

    $20

  • John McKean

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Segal Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Christy Aprato

     

  • Mikayla Welborn

    $150

  • The Daurio family

     

  • Denise and Michael Louw

     

  • David Hirz and Julie Hirz

    $125

  • George Rosen & Bobby Nishi

    $150

  • Bryan and Linda Miller

     

  • Jody Brennan

    $100

  • Karen & Steve Conlisk

    $50

  • Lynne Gochanour

    $100

  • VX Capital Partners

    $500

  • Walt & Sherrill Prather

     

  • Shirley Naito

    $100

  • The Markin Family

    $100

  • Max & Susan Ulrich

    $250

  • Ken & Trish Boudreau

    $100

  • Pauline and Jon Schara

    $100

  • Nazaroff family

     

  • Stephen & Carla Hannahs

    $250

  • Matt Thomas

    $50

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  • The Stephens Family

    $100

  • Tom and Kathy Schy

     

  • Oliver Brown

    $200

  • Serena Overhoff

    $150

  • Insight Investments / Red8

    $250

  • Rae and David McKeating

    $200

  • Jean & Ken Woesner

    $100

  • Arroyo Elementary School Staff

    $190

  • The Sellers Family

    $100

  • Shari Wetherbee

    $25

  • The Siino Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • The Feeney Family

     

  • Cindy and Joe Heneghan

    $100

  • Kaslow family

    $100

  • Bob and Sharon Nordheim

     

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    $100

  • Mark and Christy Liekhus

     

  • Ekstrom Family

    $100

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    $100

  • Chep Kral

    $50

  • Ms. Q. Santillo

    $50

  • RKernes

    $100

  • Laurie and Jonathan Abelove

    $50

  • Laurie and Jonathan Abelove

    $50

  • Kristen Paulson

    $100

  • Lisa Fields

    $50

  • Woodward Family

    $200

  • Aviation Capital Group

     

  • The Balen Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

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    $100

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  • Barry Hoeven

    $250

  • Donald and Marlene Kral

    $100

  • Dean Gerber

    $200

  • Jerry &Debbie; Arriola

    $100

  • The Carroll's & Chelsea

    $40

  • Natalie Rubel

     

  • Phillip and Connie Smith

    $100

  • Mary and Brad Rockwell

    $200

  • P.J and D.W Boswell

    $50

  • Christine Fagnano

    $100

  • Patti Case

    $50

  • Lisa Clements

     

  • Cindy Boivin

    $25

  • Bodil and Paul Dinges

    $100

  • Pacific Life Insurance Company

    $50

  • Sarah Woesner's Yard Sale

    $1,127

  • The Kleinberg Family

    $100

  • Steve Woesner

    $400

  • Tom & Karen Heimsoth

    $250

  • Willits family

    $100

  • Jep Thornton

     

  • Dennis & Nicole Zalupski

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • John & Aurora Culkin

    $150

  • Elmer & Gloria Kaprielian(Papa & Gracky)

    $500

  • The Falbo Family

    $100

  • Lynn Costle Thomas

    $150

  • Beth

     

  • Shawn Veronese

    $100

  • Alison Kaprielian

    $100

  • Dave and Gail Quirk

    $100

  • Matthew & Ryan Arambulo

    $100

  • Bob & Debbie Smith

    $200

  • Harold Kugelman

    $25

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94% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $28,137 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Alison Kaprielian

Amount Raised

$14,490

 

48% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Douglas Kaprielian

Amount Raised

$12,015

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Sarah Woesner

Amount Raised

$1,612

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Joao Subtil

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Harold Kugelman

Harold Kugelman

DONATION: $25

In memory of Keri Alberts mother. 12 months ago

Bob & Debbie Smith

Bob & Debbie Smith

DONATION: $200

In honor of Barbara'son James and her friend Kathlee Berg. 3 years ago

Matthew & Ryan Arambulo

Matthew & Ryan Arambulo

DONATION: $100

Thank you Barb for opening your home to us. You have raised two wonderful kids in Alison and James and we are blessed to call them friends. 3 years ago

Dave and Gail Quirk

Dave and Gail Quirk

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Alison Kaprielian

Alison Kaprielian

DONATION: $100

I miss you, Mom <3 3 years ago

Shawn Veronese

Shawn Veronese

DONATION: $100

We're ALL in this fight together Doug! 3 years ago

Beth

Beth

In memory of Kim Silveira, another friend lost in the past few years to such a deadly disease. Though you and Barbara did not know each other before you are both looking down on us from on high. For surely you both earned admittance to the greatest garden in the universe. Be happy in knowing you have left your mark on your children and this world by the examples you set in living a life of meaning. All my love, 3 years ago

Lynn Costle Thomas

Lynn Costle Thomas

DONATION: $150

In loving memory to one of the brightest stars in the Universe.... your love shines on Barb. 4 years ago

The Falbo Family

The Falbo Family

DONATION: $100

In honor of Barb's life... 4 years ago

Elmer & Gloria Kaprielian(Papa & Gracky)

Elmer & Gloria Kaprielian(Papa & Gracky)

DONATION: $500

Here's to you, Barb. You are loved and missed. You are at peace now and are watching g over all of us. Thank you for giving us Ali and James and everything else you did for us. 4 years ago