On Being Remembered

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Leslie Bernstein
“Many questions still remain to be answered about factors influencing breast cancer risk. The good news is that many promising scientists at City of Hope are looking for these answers.”
—Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., director of the Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention in the Department of Population Sciences and dean for faculty affairs
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Leslie Bernstein
“Since cancer is a thief that attempts to rob patients of their lives and dignity, trying to give them back their lives — and their dignity — is the essence of the care here.”
—Stephen H. Forman, M.D., chair of the Department of Hermatology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and holder of the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
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Rodrigo Nunez
Rodrigo works today as a nurse caring for patients who undergo hematopoietic cell transplantation, also known as bone marrow transplantation. This is the very procedure that early in its development at City of Hope helped save his life when he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia.
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Amrita Krishnan
“The biggest challenge is there is no known curative therapy for the disease. With so much to learn, research developments happen rapidly and the field can change at any moment.”
—Amrita Krishnan, M.D. director of City of Hope’s Clinical Multiple Myeloma Program
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Bernie Pulone
“I’m inspired every day by the bravery and integrity of the patients we work with. I really like being their advocate, working face-to-face and providing education. It’s nice to be there as a resource to them.”
—Bernie Pulone, R.N., clinical research nurse
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George West
George, a survivor of a rare spinal cancer feels deeply grateful to City of Hope. He emails his doctors on birthdays and anniversaries. “I just need to keep reminding them that the fine work they do on a daily basis matters, and that it does have a profound effect on lives of their patients.”

None of City of Hope’s founders could have possibly imagined the impact they would have over time.

In your own unique way, you also live a life of impact, making a difference to those around you and, through your support, to City of Hope.

Even with all you’ve accomplished, there is an opportunity to have a greater impact. You have the chance to be remembered as someone who helped ensure that City of Hope’s innovative research and compassionate patient care will be available until the day cures for cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases are discovered.

Leaving a gift to City of Hope in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation is an opportunity to communicate your values and your dreams for the kind of future you hope your children and grandchildren will inherit.

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