There’s a country, I know, out in the sapphire glass heart of the universe, where every sick and ailing child has a likeness: One is of the flesh; the other, of light. One embodies what is; the other, what should have been.
Dr. David Rimoin, a pioneering physician and researcher in the field of medical genetics, died May 27, 2012 at the age of 75.
After sitting idly in the hands of the state for five years, a bequest of $100,000 designated to help mentally challenged and blind Jewish children was turned over to Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center in December. The donation, which has been named the Beatrice Mazure Fund in honor of the donor, will be used primarily to care for children in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The 25th Annual Sports Spectacular raised $1.2 million for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute on May 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Honorees included tennis legend Pete Sampras, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno; NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony; the L.A. Dodgers; and the New Orleans Saints.