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Patient, CAF President on Long Island TV Program

October 29, 2008 – Michael Giammalvo, who has thalassemia, and Anthony Viola, the CAF National President, will be the guests on Empowered Voices, a cable television program airing in areas of Long Island, airing for several consecutive Thursdays, starting October 30. The program which airs on cable channel 20 in Brookhaven, Smithtown and North Islip, […]

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Patient Receives Award from Blood Service

October 14, 2008 – Gracie Scollo of Brooklyn was recently presented with a special award from New York Blood Center in appreciation of her outstanding efforts to increase both blood donations and awareness of the need for blood donations.     This 2007 Pacesetter Award recognizes the bi-monthly blood drives that Gracie has been organizing […]

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Interview with Dr. Hani Atrash of the CDC

October 29, 2008 – Dr. Hani Atrash became Director of the Division of Blood Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June, 2008. CAF recently interviewed Dr. Atrash about his work with the CDC and how it relates to the thalassemia community. Can you tell us a little about your history […]

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Tony LoBianco in One-Man Show About LaGuardia

October 2, 2008 – CAF friend and support Tony LoBianco is starring in a one-man show about Fiorello LaGuardia.  Below is a letter from Mr. LoBianco about this new show.   Dear Friends: My one man show La Guardia is ready to go! Please join me at the Dicapo Opera Theater, located at 184 E. […]

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Westchester-Rockland Chapter Reports on Activities

  September 26, 2008 – The Westchester-Rockland chapter of CAF has been busy recently. Following is a report on recent and upcoming activities from Janet Manning.   The luxurious V.I.P Country Club once again hosted our annual “A Night at the Races” on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Our guests experienced an exciting night of fast-paced […]

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Miles for Smiles Bike-a-thon Cancelled

September 25, 2008 – Due to the continuing downpour that is blanketing the metropolitan New York area, the Suffolk chapter of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation has been forced to cancel its scheduled September 27 “Miles for Smiles Bike-a-Thon” this year.  The chapter does not have  a rain date and will not be rescheduled. We apologize […]

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Patient Incentive Awards Available

September 23, 2008 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation announces that it is accepting applications for its 2008-2009 Patient Incentive Awards. Any thalassemia major or intermedia patient pursuing higher education who is a U.S. resident can apply for one of these awards, which range from $250 reimbursement for students in certificate programs to up to $2,000 […]

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Tess Ficarra, CAF Co-Founder, Passes Away

September 22, 2008 – It is with profound sadness that the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation announces the passing of Tess Ficarra, beloved co-founder of the Foundation, on the morning of September 21.  Ms. Ficarra, who was 100 years old, passed away peacefully. Viewings will be held Monday, September 22, at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside […]

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CAF President Viola on WAXQ

September 5, 2008 – CAF National President Anthony J. Viola will be a guest on Q 104.3 FM’s radio program Sonstein Sunday on Sunday, October 5. The program, hosted by New York station WAXQ’s popular Shelli Sonstein, will air at 7:00 a.m. At this point, it seems likely that Tony’s segment will air around 7:15 […]

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