SAMAR IN THE NEWS
SAMAR Partners with Ahmadiyya Community
SAMAR would like to extend a warm welcome to the Ahmadiyya Community as a partner in its crusade of compassion and a mission of mercy to save the lives of patients diagnosed with leukemia and other fatal blood disorders. The Ahmadiyya Community at their Baitul Zafar Mosque- an elegant facility in Holis, NY hosted a marrow donor registration drive. Everyone at the drive was eager and enthusiastic to help make this a success.
Special thanks to Nadim Malik and his wife Attiya who went out of their way to help out at this event. Hopefully many more life saving marrow drives will be held at other mosques in New York and around the country.
Ahmadiyya Facility in Holis, NY
Dr.Ron Jacob with Nassau County Legislator Mr.Kevan M. Abrahams
Public forum on lymphoma
Mrs.Khan, The President of SAMAR, spoke recently at a public forum on lymphoma, blood cancer, bone marrow, leukemia and other cancer related topics, organized by NABHI. P.K Shreemathi Teacher, The Health Minister of Kerala, India was the chief guest, talked about the establishment of a proposed human steam cell storage in India.
From left, P.K Shreemathi Teacher, The Health Minister
of Kerala, India, Mrs.Khan and Mr.Khan of SAMAR
Mrs.Khan, The President of SAMAR, speaking at the event
Famous Tamil singers at the SAMAR drive at the Tamil Nadu Foundation event.
Famous "Lakshman Sruthi" (Popular stage singer group) with SAMAR volunteer Karthik
Popular Singer - Krish from AR Rahman team with SAMAR volunteer Karthik
The Fourth Annual kite & color Festival hosted by Friends of India Society in the township of Buena Vista in south Jersey
The Fourth Annual kite & color Festival hosted by Friends of India Society in the township of Buena Vista in south Jersey was a perfect setting to register volunteer Marrow Donors for leukemia patient’s conducted by SAMAR. Mr. Yogesh Thakur, a community activist and the organizer of the festival had invited Mr. & Mrs. Khan of SAMAR to attend the festival and conduct the first ever marrow donor drive in South jersey and also to raise awareness about the marrow donor program. SAMAR was given a warm reception by the Friends of India Society and the other community members including Mr.Raju Patel & Dr.wasique Narvel, who played host to Mr. & Mrs. Khan. Buena Vista is a township in the Atlantic City County, a tranquil and a peaceful place and home to a close knit and an active group of Indian Community. This trip to Buena Vista was a part of SAMAR’s journey of hope to visit new places to raise awareness and educate people so that they will become volunteer marrow donors. For Pictures please Visit SAMAR Facebook.
SAMAR Celebrates April National Donate Life Month
March was a Special Month for SAMAR when it was recognized at the launch of BEVIN KALATHIL VARUGHESE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
SAMAR had organised number of drives for Bevin but sadly he lost his battle agianst leukemia in 2008. With shared ideals and common goals SAMAR would like to pledge its whole hearted support to the foundation to promote this humanitarian cause. For more information visit www.bkvfoundation.org & For picture please visit SAMAR Facebook
SAMAR was Recognised at NJ Sharing Network's 11th Annual Heritage Awards Gala.
In the presence of a distinguish audience consisting of political dignitaries, prominent physician, administratives, and members of the community, SAMAR was acknowledgement for college outreach initiatives. SAMAR has been succefully reaching out the student communities recruiting thousands of student as volunteer marrow donors to save a life of the leukemia patients. For pitures please visit SAMAR Facebook.
Meet Dilshad from Zindagi Radio Show and a Member of SAMAR advisory Board.
Dilshad Deyani is a producer and host of a research based talk show nationally aired in 11 cities across the US.Her shows based on South Asian concerns and issues that enlighten, empower and educate the Immigrant segment particularly women.As a Community Activist for many national and local organizations we feel delighted she is also part of Samar's Advisory Board. She has collaborated media efforts to spread the message of SAMAR in other cities.For more info log on to www.zindagishow.com
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