Mahak, the childrens cancer charity of Tehran which was formed and is built on love is thriving on the hope and joy of giving by the many good supporters who met last week, before the Ramadan month of fasting ended, at a ceremony which was held in honor of Mahak's good and traditional and caring donors and the diplomatic community for eftari- a special meal to break the daily fast- at the auditorium at Mahak Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Darabad.
Although the Tehran traffic was unusually bad and it took us 35 minutes to do less than 200 meters, we managed to get there not too late as we had left early. At the ceremony we met Dr Karbassi-Zadeh, the chair of Mahak Board - and the lovely Mrs Karbassi-Zadeh as well as Dr Nader Sharifi, the head of International relations and husband of the founder Mrs. Saideh Ghods who was away visiting their children, and Mrs Lajevardi who is a very active board member of Mahak. The French and Italian ambassadors and their wives were present as well as many other dignitaries from all aspects of professional and business communities, including Dr Elhighomshie, Haj agha Ale-Toame who delighted the audience with his wit and anecdotes during his speech during the program, about giving and sponsoring good deeds at Mahak.
On this night, like many other events at Mahak what touches one's heart is not only the wonderful spirit of unity that everybody is working towards a common goal of making a better life for children who suffer from cancer and allowing these darlings - as they must be someones if not ours- to think about the bright future free from pain and suffering and new born life based on hope and contemplation for high and wonderful achievments
Mahak board member Mrs. Lajevardi
About two decades ago a mother who had experienced having a child with cancer and had witnessed first hand the difficulties faced by her child, pledged to set up a center that would act as a refuge for children and their families in a similar situation. With the assistance of the same friends and relatives who had helped her through her own ordeal, a board of trustees was selected and MAHAK Society to Support Children suffering from Cancer was set up as a non profit, non-governmental organization and was registered under number 6567 in 1991. MAHAK has been active from that day on in helping children with cancer and their families.
MAHAK Hospital & Rehabilitation Complex,
MAHAK St, Oushan, Lashgarak Road, Aqdasieh, Tehran, Iran. P.O Box:
19395-5445, To see the map click here
Tel: (+9821) 22451414, (+9821) 22490544-7,
Fax: (+9821) 22445454
No 36, Neda Sq, Chizar,
Tel: (+9821) 22213946, (+9821) 22213888,
Fax: (+9821) 22201312
No 36, GF, Mellat Tower, in front of the Mellat Part, Vali-e-Asr Avenue.
Tel: (+9821) 22025518, (+9821) 22037473, (+9821) 22037474
Tehran Villa Hostel:
No 79, Shahid Safavian St, Fourth St, Tehran Villa Junction, Satarkhan.
Tel: (+9821) 66504136
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