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  • Bone Marrow: The best kind of gift

    September 3, 2014 | 11:06 am

    In 2002, Los Angeles native Ronnel Conn was an undergraduate at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. When he heard there would be a bone marrow donor drive at the campus Hillel for a D.C. local in need, he showed up and got his cheek swabbed, because, he said, “It...

  • A match made in … Israel

    May 15, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    When Joseph Mandel went to City of Hope in Duarte after his diagnosis with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2009, he remembers his doctor giving him a very clear message: “If we don’t find you a donor — like, in a year — you might not be here.”

    “I was praying every day that...

  • City of Hope restores, rededicates chapel

    August 1, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    On a recent sunny afternoon, City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, celebrated the unveiling of its newly restored campus synagogue. Now dubbed the La Kretz House of Hope, the chapel has been renamed for philanthropist Morton La Kretz, who...

  • Briefs:  100th birthday for Workmen’s Circle; ‘Kosher’ is numero uno

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    A Century of the Workmen's Circle

    Under the banner of "For a more beautiful and better world," the Workmen's Circle in California will mark its centennial with Yiddish songs, historical anecdotes and tributes to noted community members.

    Actor and social activist Ed Asner will...

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  • That Pioneer Spirit

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On Oct. 11, City of Hope will honor Edgar Bronfman Jr. with its Spirit of Life Award.

    The success stories of Bronfman, Vivendi Universal's executive vice chairman, and the medical center are remarkably similar: both came from humble beginnings and were rooted in a strong sense of...

  • Healthy Future

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Smiling at the memory of being asked to serve as chairman of the board of City of Hope, Jack Suzar confides, "They caught me in one of the weakest points of my life."

    He had just spent two weeks in bed with a case of pneumonia. Whether despite or because of his weakened condition,...

  • Weathering the Crisis

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    City of Hope is the largest provider of bonemarrow transplantation services in California. Here Dr. Stephen J.Forman attends to a patient.

    The City of Hope, the esteemed charity, cancerhospital and research center, is under attack. But supporters of thecharity, whose roots run deep...

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