4th Annual Seminar Outline
On October 9th, 2011, PACI held its 4th Annual Cancer Awareness Seminar at the Skirball Cultural Center . The seminar was mainly aimed at the Persian American community. Leading physicians, each in their own field of expertise, presented the most enlightening, informative, and practical advice on thyroid cancer (Dr. Armando Guiliano), breast cancer (Dr. Homayoon Sanati) and hematology (Dr. Sepehr Rokhsar). The importance of proper nutrition in prevention of cancer was highly emphasized by Professor Parviz Ghadirian. Nowadays, prevention, early detection, treatment, and healthy nutrition increase cancer survivor rates.
The event was an absolute success with a full house. The audience was particularly touched when Mrs. Sadler, the PACI chair founder and a cancer survivor herself, asked all the fellow cancer survivors to the stage. They all received a standing ovation; and the audience was moved by so many radiantly beautiful and gracious survivors.
Mr. John Paley, General Manager of 670AM KIRN Radio Iran, a cancer survivor himself, presented a $12,000 check on behalf of PACI to Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Program. The funds donated were raised through the generous contribution of the general public, which pay for the marrow test kits, in registering possible donors who help save lives. The audience had an amazing afternoon filled with education and entertainment. The latter of which was by an outstanding live performance by the talented Arash Avin.