BENEFITING: City of Hope
CAUSE: Development of non-toxic T cell immune-based therapy for AML
THE JACQUI MAGAR MEMORIAL FUND
“My life is great!” wrote Jacqui on a note she had left on my desk which I appreciate every day in celebration of her wondrous and joyful life. Jacqui was born on May 26, 1955, in Norwalk, CT, and grew up to be a shining star in everyone’s life that she ever came into contact with. At 15, she moved to Los Angeles with her family, and then found her calling in a fashion retail career where she became a sought-after, gifted stylist in dressing women and making them “look fabulous.” I became the luckiest man alive the evening I met her in 1982 at a comedy club in Hollywood. I had never known such great true love and tender partner caring until this most amazing woman came into my life and shone her bright sun on my heart. I very wisely asked her to marry (in French) on a beautiful beach in Jamaica during a magical sunset, and she joyfully responded “Oui, oui, oui!”
How do you marry a princess? Well, I figured you’d have to duel for her hand...and as a visual filmmaker, I suggested we have a romantic Renaissance-themed wedding where she’d arrive by horse-drawn carriage and then get kidnapped by scoundrels in period costume. She loved the idea! The best day of my life was rescuing my princess by sword fight and making her my bride. Thus began a most glorious and loving marriage that was better than any dream union could be. I can truly share that I happily lived thirty magical years of joyful daily bliss with Jacqui. Her loving family and friends will always remember her heart, her smile, and her beautiful magic. Jacqui passed away at City of Hope on Nov 3rd, 2012. As she knows, I will love and take care of her forever through eternity. Guy Magar
The Jacqui Magar Memorial Fund will target its resources to develop a revolutionary, non-toxic, immune-based therapy for AML at City of Hope
In celebration of her memory, as Jacqui truly loved living her life so fully, she’d be proud to sponsor a new non-toxic treatment to heal and extend the lives of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) patients so they can cherish every moment of their own lives as Jacqui did her's. Jacqui’s oncologist, Dr. Stephen Forman, who heads Hematology at City of Hope, is spearheading a state-of-the-art project which will provide new hope for AML patients while avoiding the rigors and toxicity of present-day chemotherapies and transplants. This preclinical research project is for an immune-based therapy designed to genetically modify T cells taken from patients so when infused back into those same patients they can recognize and react strongly against leukemia cells, while sparing healthy stem cells. This is a great opportunity to advance the treatment of blood cancers, and we urge all of you in Jacqui’s name and through her memorial fund, to donate as generously as you can to target this most promising treatment for the future welfare and healing of our precious families, friends, and children of tomorrow. We are most grateful for your kind consideration and tax-deductible contribution to beat cancer, and specifically with this new therapy, AML.
Thank you from Jacqui’s heart to all who donate to her memorial fund.
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City of Hope
Jacqui Magar Memorial Fund
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
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