AIAP, Association of Iranian American Professionals, is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit aspiring well-being of Iranian American community and promoting Persian culture through Professional Networking Events, Cultural Events, Seminars and Workshops, Monthly Hikes, Charities and several other services.
Farnaz lived in Iran, she studied BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise and Sport and obtained a work permit in the field Sport Studies and Wellness Program. She used to own Wellness Services & Sport Studies Company for the past 10 years and has worked directly with 3000 people and indirectly approximately 6000 people. She has also written few books in subject of health & fitness. Almost four years ago she was diagnosed with a rare disease called PNH (Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is an acquired disorder that leads to the premature death and impaired production of blood cells). Her illness is immunological and may just vanish as sudden as it has overtaken her body through good mood and positive outlook. It was a terrible shock, but she accepted and embraced it.
The doctors in Iran have anticipated her life expectancy to be less than 18 months unless she receives a bone marrow transplant through her sister. Unfortunately in Iran due to the rare nature of this disease, the procedure is not possible, therefore, she has moved to United States for her medical procedures.
She attended AIAP's general meeting on June 24 and asked for your support toward her treatment. She now needs your generous contribution to be able to afford some of her life expenses.
*You can make a difference in Farnaz life:
1. You can help by writing a check to AIAP for Farnaz. The check can be mailed to: AIAP, P.O. Box 503944, San Diego, California 92150
Or by Paypal or credit card to:
2. AIAP will be delivering the collected money to the hospital or agency that provide the services to Farnaz.
3. Please spread the news among all your Iranian and non-Iranian friends and have them to help out a targeted money. All donations are tax deductible.
4. If you have question about Farnaz case, please do not hesitate to email AIAP at:
Your help is appreciated! As of July 22, 2015, we have raised $8,003.
Moms Against Poverty - 8th Annual Fundraiser Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 AM (PDT) San Francisco, CA
Mom Against Poverty (MAP) is a 501(c)(3) grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization founded in 2008 by five concerned Iranian mothers who believe that, every child deserves a chance to thrive in this world. MAP's 8th annual fund-raising event is on Sept. 26th in San Francisco, and we anticipate over 1,200 guests. This has been a sold out event for the last 7 years, and tickets for the upcoming event are now available on-line.
One of the unique things about our fund-raising is that many Iranians come to help MAP in various ways. MAP has large number of volunteers, and receive donated goods and services for the event so that the cost of such big event can remain very low!
This year MAP is introducing a new project in Iran, building "mahd e rosta" in different villages and promoting early learning for the children living in the remote areas of the Country. The cost is about $5,000, and the donor can chose a “rosta” and name the “mahd”! So far MAP has received commitments from donors to build 9 "mahd e rosta".