Join Us at the Icla da Silva 2019 Hope Gala
Become Part of This Celebration of Life...Together We Will Give More Hope to Patients Searching for Their Cure.
Held annually, the Hope Gala celebrates the Foundation's achievements for the year in fighting leukemia and other diseases treatable by bone marrow transplants. The evening's highlight is the emotional first-time meeting between a former patient and their life-saving bone marrow donor.
When: Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 PM.
Where: Gustavino's, 409 East 59th Street, New York, NY
Program: 6:30 PM Cocktails and Silent Auction, 7:30 PM Dinner and Dance
Black Tie Optional
This year, the Hope Gala is honoring Dr. Martin Lawrence Itskowitch, a founding board member of the Foundation. Dr. Itskowitch has been with the Foundation since day one. He will share some of his experiences working with the foundation at the onset and meeting with Icla prior to her death from Leukemia in 1992.
The Icla da Silva Foundation is grateful to the Hope Gala Host Committee and Co-Chairs, Mrs. Tanae & Mr. Claudio Braz Ferro, and Mrs. Renata & Mr. Claudio Garcia.
To join us, RSVP here: https://donate.icla.org/
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We hope you will be able to join us for this event. Together we will save more lives.
About Icla da Silva
The Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for the Be The Match Registry in the United States. It recruits over 38,000 potential bone marrow donors every year, with a strong focus on minority communities.
The Icla da Silva Foundation was established in 1992, in memory of the 13-year-old Brazilian girl named Icla da Silva. After two years of fighting leukemia, Icla passed away in New York City, where she came hoping to get her life-saving treatment: a bone marrow transplant. The young girl never found a matching donor.
The mission of the Icla da Silva Foundation is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors and provide support services to children and adults with leukemia and other diseases treatable by marrow transplants. The Icla da Silva Foundation is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS Code.
Bret Itskowitch, Icla da Silva Foundation