Gargi Pahuja, Leader in Thalassemia Community, Has Passed Away

July 21, 2012 We are very sad to report that Gargi Pahuja, a long time member of the CAF Board, a former President of TAG, a former Patient Services Director for CAF, and a former Board member of TIF (Thalassaemia International Federation) passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Gargi was a remarkable person who was well known and loved in the thalassemia community (and beyond) and whose warmth, courage and insights touched and inspired all who were fortunate enough to know her. We send our sympathy and support to her family and loved ones in this difficult time.

“The entire thalassemia community is saddened by Gargi’s passing,” says Anthony J. Viola, CAF National President. “She was a remarkable human being who always went above and beyond the call of duty in giving of herself, her knowledge and her experience. The Foundation and all who knew her will greatly miss her; we are all enriched by having known her and by benefiting from her caring and her incredible spirit.”

The Pahuja family has forwarded the following information concerning a Ceremony of Life in honor of Gargi:

Celebration of Life:

Saturday July 28 at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
at 8713 Butterfield Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229

No flowers please; instead please send donations to
5P Foundation
8713 Butterfield Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229

(The 5P Foundation was started by the Pahuja Family to provide support for existing charitable organizations focused on healthcare, remediating gender inequity, and promoting education.)

A ceremony is being planned for the New York area at a later date.

Remembering Gargi

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