Once the focus of worldwide attention, genetic therapy’s dazzling potential has proven difficult to implement. However, a team at Hadassah is still researching healing through the manipulation of DNA—and they have had some surprising successes.
Over 180 enthusiastic Young Hadassah (YH) supporters and friends, both new and long-timers, celebrated the autumn season at Young Hadassah UK’s Halloween Cocktail Party in London on October 29. The setting was a trendy lounge in the center of the city, featuring two world-class DJs who kept the celebrants dancing late into the night.
Boosting awareness about Hadassah, the Hadassah Mexico annual agenda (day-to-day journal) has become a tradition. It is replete with photographs and interesting updates and breakthroughs from our Hadassah Medical Center, specifically focusing on Hadassah International’s fundraising projects: the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, Blood Bank, Pediatric Department renovation, Stroke unit, Lithotripter, and Radiotherapy. The agenda also includes different pathways to fundraise for Hadassah, such as Yerzheit and Remembrance donations to honor a loved one.
Through an on-line campaign, Hadassah Mexico inspired its supporters to purchase New Year’s greeting cards for their families and friends, with the proceeds earmarked for the Pediatric Department renovation at Hadassah-Hospital Mount Scopus.
A team of Hadassah leaders from New York, including Hadassah International President Helaine Ohayon, were special guest speakers at Canadian Hadassah WIZO’s National Board meeting this fall, crystallizing for their leaders Hadassah International’s mission and vision and participating in an interactive fundraising presentation entitled, “Four Steps to Major Gifts Fundraising...If you don't ask, you don't get.”
Hadassah New Zealand-Auckland was privileged to have the Hon. Chris Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage, as guest speaker at their 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM), where 80 attendees heard him speak about his three visits to Israel and his belief in the importance of philanthropy and charity.
The Hadassah Medical Center is depending on us to meet our commitments to our fundraising projects: the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, the Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Department, the Radiotherapy Department, the Lithotripter, and the Pediatric Department Renovation.
Here in the United States, November signals the approach of our Thanksgiving holiday. Along with the traditional holiday foods of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and apple pie, we are reminded to take stock of our blessings, which we all too often take for granted.
Celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with a party organized by their children and grandchildren, Hadassah Mexico President Clarise Dabah and her husband, Isaac, decided to donate the monetary gifts they received from their family, friends, and colleagues on the Hadassah Mexico Board to the Hadassah Medical Center.
Making strides in combating Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (GVHD), caused by a patient’s body rejecting a transplant, the Hadassah Medical Center is testing a unique treatment based on inducing immune tolerance with injections of the patients’ own cells.