I love the 80’s – An event in support of children’s brain cancer
December 31st, 2016, 9 pm
Double Impact Dj and Raffle • 80s dress code!
This event is sponsored by EDEN HALL
DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) is a disease which strikes at the heart of childhood – a disease in desperate need of a cure. DIPG is an extremely invasive tumor that affects the pons portion of the brainstem, rendering nervous system functions impossible. DIPG is the worst type of cancer, in the worst possible place. There is an urgent need to develop novel therapeutic modalities to treat brain tumors.
Jared Aaron Israel Benzekri, (z”l), a beautiful, handsome young boy, was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of 7 in November 2014. He passed away on September 28, 2015, at the age of 8. JayJay was one of a handful of innocent children from Montreal, who lost their lives last year to this terrible disease.
Help raise awareness and funding to fight DIPG which needs much research and fundingso that no other young lives are lost.
At Tel Aviv University, activities on brain tumors involve several labs: A pioneer of cancer-busting nanoscale therapeutics, Prof. Dan Peer, Chair of Tel Aviv University Cancer Biology Research Center, runs one of the biggest nano-medicine laboratories in Europe. In brain tumors, his labs utilized practical approaches for discovery and identification for new potential therapeutic targets.
You joined us to celebrate the lives of these young angels that have earned their wings way too early and helped us support DIPG research.