Archive for September, 2016

Swing Dance Fundraiser and Billy Joel Raffle with Staten Island Chapter on October 23

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

September 28, 2016- CAF Staten Island Chapter is thrilled to invite all to attend the “At the Hop” swing dance fundraiser on Sunday, October 23 at the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn from 12pm-4pm. This event features live music from The Dreamers Swing Band, a cash bar, and a dance floor to show off your swingin’ moves! […]

CAF Awards $202,500 Funding in Medical Research Fellowships

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

September 27, 2016- CAF is pleased to announce that four new Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowships and one renewal Fellowship have been awarded for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. In addition, this year we have awarded a new Clinical Research Grant to support ongoing clinical research in thalassemia. The total amount of funding for the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Maria Saradpon and Erica Martinez

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

September 21, 2016 – In honor of World Gratitude Day, CAF is pleased to launch our “Volunteer Spotlight” series to highlight the stories of some the many selfless volunteers who play a major role in making our work possible. We are truly grateful for all of the love and heart-felt effort each of our volunteers […]

Milana Family Foundation Golf Outing for CAF Was a Huge Success

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

September 14, 2016 – The Golf Outing and Poker Tournament held by the Milana Family Foundation on September 12 was a tremendous success.  The event raised funds for two charities, CAF and Stop Abuse. The amount raised that is coming to CAF is an amazing $75,000. “I was honored to attend the outing and tournament […]

Pace’s Stakes Benefit: A Night at the Races

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

September 15, 2016- CAF welcomes all to join our Suffolk Chapter for the Pace’s Stakes Benefit for CFK and Cooley’s Anemia. This event will take place at Pace’s Steakhouse on the evening of November 15, 2016. The event features a cocktail hour complete with lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters, a pasta station and an open bar. Steak with […]

The Man Behind the Name: Thomas Benton Cooley, M.D.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

September 19, 2016 – People often ask why the major form of beta thalassemia is known as Cooley’s anemia. Beta thalassemia major is widely referred to as Cooley’s anemia in reference to Dr. Thomas Benton Cooley, the renowned researcher who discovered the disorder. Thomas Benton Cooley was an American physician specializing in pediatrics and hematology. […]