Intimate Women’s Luncheon with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

AFRMC would like to report that our Annual Women’s Luncheon, which was this past Tuesday (April 8th, 2014), was a success. The purpose of the event was to allow friends and donors to come together in order to benefit the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic in Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. The BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic serves women at…

New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

Out with the Old, In with the Not-So-New?

This particular NYTimes article by Denise Grady featured a brave, 8 year old boy named, Jonathan Nunez. When Jonathan was an infant his liver failed: At 8 months, a transplant was his only hope. His parents took a chance on an unusual operation: He had a transplant, but part of his own liver was left in place…

Baby Boom: Inside the Delivery Room

Today, there is even more good news from Israel! Rabin Medical Center has opened its doors of the Women’s Hospital for the first time and allowed a television crew to document thrilling moments in their maternity ward. The new reality show entitled “Baby Boom” is a rare documentation of every moment of the most significant event…

An American Abroad

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Executive Board Member Arlene Sterlitz reflects on her hospital stay at Rabin Medical Center: I am an American living in Herzliya, Israel, more than 8,000 kilometers from my children, grandchildren, and family doctor, a person I have known and trusted for many years. When I was admitted this spring…

A Cousin’s Fund-Raising Effort for a Schlep

On Sunday, July 17, 2011, over 200 breast cancer activists gathered on a warm and sunny morning in Battery Park, downtown Manhattan to participate in the inaugural AFRMC Jewish breast cancer run/walk. Funds raised benefitted the Davidoff Cancer Center at the Rabin Medical center in Petah Tikvah, Israel. In addition to the numerous corporate sponsors,…