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Mashhad "Forugh Mohabbat" charity center teaches street children music

- A charity center in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, which is home to the shrine of Imam Reza, teaches street children music and organizes concerts, during which the children perform. Ghazaleh Lotfi and her husband, Ramin Zafari, established the Forugh Mohabbat Charity Institute in 2003 to help reduce delinquency in society. - 11/9/15

Organs of brain dead Iranian sportswoman donated

- The vital organs of female Iranian athlete Reyhaneh Beheshti have been donated to patients in need of transplantation to save their lives, nearly a week after the young sportswoman was diagnosed as brain dead. - 10/19/15

Pars Equality Center Celebrates "Power Of Community" Fundraising Luncheon At SLS Beverly Hills

- On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Pars Equality Center - the leading non-profit organization celebrating five years of providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community - hosted the "Power of Community" Luncheon at the SLS Beverly Hills. Keynote speaker was entrepreneur Farhad Mohit (founder & CEO, Flipagram). - 10/2/15

UC Davis receives $1.5 million from prominent Iranian-American philanthropist Bita Daryabari

- The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform UC Davis into a leading force in teaching, research and outreach that advances global understanding of Persian language and culture. The UC Davis Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature position will be awarded to an Iranian studies scholar whose research and teaching will focus on these areas. Funds will also support a colloquium on Iranian culture. - 9/25/15

Local campaign for disabled Iranians spreads through social media

- The Blue Lids campaign, which was launched only two weeks ago in Sanandaj to collect plastic bottle lids as a fundraiser to provide wheelchairs to the disabled, has picked up momentum, with other cities joining the campaign even in other provinces. - 9/15/15

Shahrzaad's Tale From Iran's First Woman Filmmaker, Actress, Dancer And Poet To A Wandering Homeless

- Shahrzaad's Tale is a story of a lost era and a forgotten star of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema; it is the story of an accomplished poet, filmmaker and cultural critic who was tragically silenced by the political storms of the period. - 9/3/15

PERSIAN 101: Farhang Foundation Partners with Star Education to Launch After School Program

- Farhang Foundation, in collaboration with STAR Education, a leading nonprofit at the forefront of innovative education programs and community-based cultural enrichment projects for more than 25 years, will be launching "Persian: 101", an after school Persian language program for K-6 students. - 9/1/15

Shelter owner, dozens of cats die in fire

- Fire at an animal shelter near Eshtehard led to the death of 200 cats and the owner and operator of the shelter. A spokesman for the local fire department reports that the fire occurred at 6 AM, killing one person and 200 cats. - 8/31/15

Photos: World soccer stars team sinks Iran's 3-0 in Tehran charity match

- The team of world's retired professional footballers has produced a dazzling performance against Iran's football stars of the past in a charity match, the proceeds of which went to the Iranian society that supports MS patients. - 8/29/15

Football: World Stars to Play Iranian Stars in Tehran Charity Match

- Players expected to participate in the World Stars team captained by Michel Salgado include Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Fabio Cannavaro, Guti, Fernando Hierro, Fernando Couto, Vitor Baia, Bodo Illgner, Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Steve McManaman, Fernando Morientes, Marcel Desailly, Gaizka Mendieta, Edgar Davids, Jari Litmanen, Christian Karembeu, Boudewijn Zenden and Santiago Solari. - 8/27/15

Iranian-Americans among awards recipients from the World Affairs Council

- Each year, the World Affairs Council and its project the Global Philanthropy Forum hosts an Awards Dinner to honor Bay Area leaders who have significantly influenced the world in which we live, work and learn. Three Iranian-Americans were among this year's award recipients: Noosheen Hashemi, Bita Daryabari and Shervin Pishevar - 6/3/15

UN Says Iranian Aid Boat For Yemen Offloaded In Djibouti

- United Nations officials in the port of Djibouti say they have taken charge of aid cargo carried by an Iranian boat that was headed for war-torn Yemen. The vessel -- the Iran Shahed -- was carrying 2,500 tons of food aid for Yemen that will now be distributed by the UN World Food Program. - 5/23/15

Studies of Ancient Iran Receive Support from Farhang Foundation

- Farhang Foundation, a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture, has generously pledged to support UC Irvine's Sasanika: Late Antique Iran Project with a yearly, recurring gift. - 5/15/15

Support an Iranian-American Kickstarter Project - Tye*

- We are a young startup based in the Silicon Valley. We have multiple patents pending for our flagship product, Tye* hub, and Tye* remote. "Tye* is the first 3-in-1 smart anti-theft device that will revolutionize how we protect our valuables like gadgets, pets, and luggage with peace of mind", said Shahriar Ilislamloo, co-founder Perseus Micrologic. - 4/27/15

Pars Equality Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary with the Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Daryabari Iranian Community Center

- On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Pars Equality Center (PEC) - a Bay Area-based non-profit organization providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community - celebrated its 5th Anniversary with the Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new Daryabari Iranian Community Center, located at 1635 The Alameda in San Jose. - 4/20/15

Photos: Protests grow over film of stray dogs dying in agony

- The killing of stray dogs in Shiraz has triggered widespread protests across Iran and they continued today, with large groups of animal rights activists in Tehran gathering in Pardisan Park, across from the Department of the Environment. Protesters wanted the department to identify and prosecute whoever killed the dogs. - 4/20/15

An Iranian model of altruism, volunteerism, philanthropy and scholarship in the Diaspora

- The devotion of one's intellectual and material resources to the betterment of human society has been emphasized in Persian/Iranian literature, culture and religions since the earliest times. Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Mazdakism, Manichaeism and more recently Islam have all pursued this path. The prolific output of Persian poetry and prose is replete with recommendations to serve society as best as one can. Endowments (vaqhf) for the benefit of society have a long history in the Iranian world that preceded Islam. -Davood Rahni, New York - 3/30/15

Momeni Foundation is accepting applications for the year 2014 Academic Scholarships

- Momeni Foundation is dedicated to providing scholarships to graduating high school students and full time college students of Iranian descent anywhere in the world. The Financial Assistance Scholarship is available to all college students of Iranian descent regardless of citizenship or country of residency. - 3/26/15

Report of Pars Equality Center's 5th Annual Nowruz Gala

- Pars Equality Center (PEC)- a Bay Area-based non-profit organization providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community-celebrated its 5th Annual Nowruz/Persian New Year Gala at San Francisco's Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel on March 15, 2015. - 3/24/15

Pars Equality Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Official Opening Of Daryabari Iranian Community Center And Annual Nowruz Gala

- In honor of the 5th anniversary of Pars Equality Center - a Bay Area-based non-profit organization providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community-there will be two seminal celebratory events: the 5th Annual Nowruz Gala on Saturday, March 14, 2015, and the highly anticipated Official Opening of the Daryabari Iranian Community Center-the new permanent home for PEC-on Thursday, April 16, 2015. - 3/11/15

Child Poverty: 7 Lessons

- The official child poverty rate in the United States today stands at 20 percent; it is the second highest among the world's developed countries. That means that almost 15 million children live in poverty in the United States. The Century Foundation formulated seven "lessons" about childhood poverty in the U.S. following its Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative conference last June -The HAND Foundation - 2/25/15

Photos: Village Students in Chabahar Looking For Philanthropists To Help Their Schools

- These photos are from the schools at Kamb and Tiss Koopan villages in the district of Chabahar town in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province. At the age of the internet, the students at these schools are still deprived of the basic educational facilities. With their their government having failed them, these students have now turned to philanthropists and asking for their help so their schools can meet the minimum educational standards. - 2/12/15

Welcoming Philanthropists and Major Social Venture Capital Investors to Partner for a "Culture of Human Rights and Responsibilities" Advocacy

- Injustice can easily become the norm and the law of the land. As the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King eloquently noted, "unjust law is no law." Congruently, Thomas Jefferson noted that, "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Majid Baradar, 12Petals Media Group - 12/19/14

Iranian artists gather at Tehran center to present "Art for Humanity"

- The exhibition "Art for Humanity" displaying works by 100 artists to help the United Nations World Food Program fight hunger in the world was inaugurated at Tehran's Niavaran Cultural Center on Friday. - 10/19/14

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

- The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. - 10/11/14

Iranian artists to commemorate World Food Day

- Over 100 Iranian artists will showcase their artworks in an exhibition at Tehran's Niavaran Cultural Center to commemorate World Food Day on October 16. The week-long exhibit has been arranged to help the United Nations World Food Program fight hunger among children in the famine stricken regions of the world - 10/9/14

Pars Equality Centers's 1st Annual Los Angeles Autumn Gala Features Popular Persian Band The Black Cats

- On Saturday night, September 13, 2014, Pars Equality Center (PEC) a non-profit organization, and the first of its kind supporting the full integration of people of Persian (Iranian) origin in the United States - celebrated its 1st Annual Autumn Gala at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City. - 9/22/14

A Survivor's Story Becomes a Silicon Valley Dream Come True and a Calling to Give Back

- In a community replete with success stories, not often are there equally impressive tales of philanthropy. Bita Daryabari changes that. She has founded the Pars Equality Center to serve Iranian immigrants who arrive in California, and desperately need help assimilating in a new world. -Maryam Zar, Huffington Post - 9/10/14

Ali Karimi takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

- Former Iranian international and Bayern Munich midfielder Ali Karimi took on the Ice Bucket Challenge and posted the video on his Instagram on Friday. The challenge, which was born in Massachusetts, comes from the former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates. Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2012. - 8/25/14

Iranian quake victims demand help from visiting minister

- Victims of the recent earthquake in the Mormori region of Ilam Province protested during the visit of the Minister of Roads and Urban Development and demanded the provision of aid and resources needed to overcome their ordeal. - 8/21/14

OMID Foundations 10th Anniversary Celebrations in San Francisco Bay Area

- The OMID Bay Area Committee is excited to invite you to our 1st Annual Banquet at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Sunday, September 28th at 6:30pm. Marjaneh Halati, the founder and president of Omid Foundations will be present, along with live music, dancing, light dinner, live/silent auction and drinks. - 8/20/14

Honoring a young woman who gave life to others in her death

- A tragic plane crash in Tehran on Sunday August 10 that took the life of 37 people onboard. But unknown to many is how this crash also claimed the life of a young Iranian woman on the ground as well. Moments before the crash, Hadiseh Ghasemi, 21, a Tehran University student, was riding a taxi in the area. This is when the driver heard the sound of the plane and noticed it is coming down and could possibly hit his taxi. - 8/17/14

Are NGOs Returning to Iran?

- Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) began to thrive in Iran under the presidency of Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005). A plethora of organizations sprung up to work on a variety of issues, from the environment, to women's issues, to poverty, to protecting child laborers. However, with the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 NGOs took a big hit in Iran. - 7/15/14

HAND Foundation Awards Annual Scholarship to Kian Samaee

- We are delighted to announce that the 2014 HAND Foundation Scholarship has been made to Kian Samaee for his doctoral studies in economics at The University of Pennsylvania. - 6/28/14

The First Annual Pars Equality Center Autumn Gala in Los Angeles

- The 1st Annual Pars Equality Center Autumn Gala will raise funds for the Pars Equality Center, a non-profit organization that provides social and legal support for all members of the Iranian American community, including refugees, asylees and immigrants. - 6/25/14

Iranian artists come together to support World Food Programme

- 100 prominent Iranian artists have donated artworks to support the United Nations World Food Programme in its fight against hunger. The collection will be exhibited on World Food Day in October 2014 and will be displayed for a week before being sold to raise funds for WFP activities in Iran. - 6/19/14

Pembroke College Celebrates Official Openning Of Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies With $2M Endowment By Philanthropist Bita Daryabari

- On Saturday, May 24th, Global philanthropist Bita Daryabari and speakers from around the globe gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. - 6/12/14

Pars Youth Grant: The American Dream

- The Pars Youth Grant /The American Dream was initiated with the help and generosity of The Kordestani Family Fund, which has as one of its core principals, investing in the education of our youth.This new endeavor hopes to contribute to our younger generation's success. - 5/27/14

Persian Studies Program at San Jose State University

- In 2011, PARSA Community Foundation awarded San Jose State University (SJSU) with a $200,000 grant to start a Persian Studies Program. SJSU, a major public university in Silicon Valley, has built a program that offers countless opportunities for students and members of the community to encounter Persian language and culture. - 5/21/14

Iranian leading actress meets Dalai Lama in India

- Iranian award-winning actress Katayoun Riahi has recently met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in India, it was reported on Saturday. Riahi, also founder of Iranˈs Komak (Help) Charity Foundation, paid a visit to India during the last days of the past Iranian calendar year which ended on March 20, the foundation reported today in a statement. - 4/5/14

Momeni Foundation is accepting applications for the year 2014 Academic Scholarships

- Momeni Foundation is dedicated to providing scholarships to graduating high school students and full time college students of Iranian descent anywhere in the world. Deadline for receiving the application material is June 30th, 2014. - 4/3/14

Photos: Iranian President visits nursery downtown Tehran on Nowrouz

- President Hassan Rouhani on Friday visited Shobeir Nursery downtown Tehran on the first day of Nowruz (Iranian New Year). -Shobeir Nursery cares for 100 U-6 infants and babies who are under the guardianship of the government, and it is staffed with 90 personnel. - 3/24/14

Shervin Pishevar Awards Cyrus Prize to Dropbox Co-Founder at Bita Daryabari's 4th Annual Pars Equality Center Nowruz Gala

- Pars Equality Center celebrated its 4th Annual Nowruz Gala in honor of the Persian New Year in San Francisco. The nearly $500K in funds raised at this popular yearly event will go towards the continued funding of the Center's social and legal programs in both the Bay area and Los Angeles, as well as helping PEC's expansion into additional U.S. markets. - 3/17/14

Congressman Keith Ellison Joined NIAC's Day of Service

- Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) joined NIAC volunteers on March 9 to spend the day working with Sharing and Caring Hands, an organization helping homeless families, in Minneapolis. NIAC's 4th Annual Day of Service engaged Iranian Americans in community service projects in 10 cities nationwide. - 3/15/14

Nowruz at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles: "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds"

- On Friday March 14th the Midnight Mission and Southern California Iranians will reunite for the third annual Nowruz at the Midnight Mission event in Downtown's Skid Row sponsored by Skechers USA, Inc. The spirit of Nowruz is one of renewal and promises of a better, brighter start, a pursuit the Midnight Mission strives for every day. - 3/12/14

Report of "Medical Access for Iranians" Event in San Francisco

- On Sunday, February 22, over 140 members of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Havaar, and National Lawyers' Guild (NLG) attended a charity fundraiser in San Francisco to raise awareness about the impact of US sanctions on ordinary Iranians' medical access. - 3/6/14

PARSA Community Foundation Scholars at Tufts University Tackle Large Global Issues

- "Having been raised in a region where people are suffering from misguided economic policies," explains Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz, a first year PhD candidate in economics at Yale University, "I realized that development and economics are not about statistics and math, rather they are about people and their livelihood." - 3/4/14

First Annual Bita Prize for Young Persian Artists Awarded To Pianist Dena Taherianfar

- Dena Taherianfar was born in Tehran, in November of 1996. She began taking lessons in piano when she was six. Her first teacher was Mrs. Shohreh J. Ghajar. Dena gave her debut concert in the renowned Roudaki Concert Hall of Tehran in 2008. At her teacher's suggestion, Dena eventually moved to Vienna where she began to study piano with Prof. Stanislaw Tichonow at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory. - 2/28/14

Iranian Medical Access Project: Advocacy Event and Charity Fundraiser

- Please join us for an evening of cocktails, snacks, good company, and, most importantly, discussion on the impact current sanctions are having on ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical devices. All proceeds of this important advocacy event will benefit Moms Against Poverty's medical initiatives in Iran. - 2/20/14

Sign up for NIAC's Annual Norooz Day of Service!

- Join NIAC's Fourth Annual Day of Service on Saturday March 8, as Iranian Americans nationwide honor the Iranian New Year (Norooz) tradition of beginning a good year through acts of kindness. - 2/18/14

Report: Iranian President Donates $400,000 to Jewish Hospital

- Iranian news agencies report that President Hassan Rouhani has donated $400,000 to a Jewish hospital in Tehran. Rouhani was quoted as saying his government will pay more attention to Iran's minorities. - 2/7/14

Human rights award goes to singer Shahram Nazeri

- The Kermanshah and Ilam Bar Association has named Shahram Nazeri, the Iranian classical music singer and composer, as the winner of the Mehr Human Rights Award for his humanitarian efforts. - 1/26/14

IRAN: World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director wraps up two-day visit

- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ms. Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a two-day visit to the host country of second-largest population of refuges in the world, Islamic Republic of Iran, on Wednesday January 22, 2014. - 1/24/14

Omid Foundation USA holds fundraising events in DC, Los Angeles and Boston

- The Omid Foundations (Empowering disadvantaged young women in Iran ) consist of three registered charities, which were established by Marjaneh Halati, a London-based social psychologist and psychotherapist. Following is some of the recent fundraising activities by Omid Foundation USA. - 12/26/13

Oscar winning film maker visits OMID Center in Tehran

- It's not everyday that we see an Oscar winning film maker at the OMID Center's but on November 6th we were privileged to be joined by the great, and highly entertaining, Ashgar Farhadi as he spoke about his film making, his life and experiences to the young women and staff of both of our Tehran Center's. - 12/12/13

IASF HAND Foundation Scholarship Recipient Gives Back

- "I live by the philosophy that the energy you project to the universe is the energy you receive right back, so I strive to better my community in as many ways as possible." Lilygol Sedaghat, a political economy major at the University of California, Berkeley, is a recipient of a 2013 The HAND Foundation scholarship from the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF). - 12/9/13

Photos: AC Milan players visit orphans at Ameneh Nursery in Tehran

- AC Milan veteran soccer players visited Ameneh Nursery in Tehran on Thursday morning before their friendly benefit match with Persepolic FC. There they met the orphans of Ameneh Nursery and spent time with them. - 11/30/13

Photos: Persepolis FC and AC Milan veterans play benefit match in Tehran

- Persepolic FC veteran footballers played a friendly match against the seven-time European champion AC Milan at Tehran's famous Azadi Stadium. AC Milan played a better game and defeated Persepolis 3-1. - 11/30/13

Peace: The Foundation of Prosperity - HAND announces $150,000 matching fund for NIAC

- Long-time PARSA and HAND grantee, National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has been a relentless advocate of engagement with Iran for the past decade. HAND is pleased to announce that we have created a $150,000 fund for NIAC to raise as much money as it can in the next 30 days. HAND will match your contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000 between now and December 31. - 11/29/13

6th Annual Stanford University "Bita Prize" Awarded To Acclaimed Writer Mahshid Amirshahy

- In a ceremony held at Stanford University last Friday evening, November 15, 2013, global philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari awarded the 6th Annual Bita Prize in Persian Letters to acclaimed writer, essayist, and translator Mahshid Amirshahy. - 11/21/13

Photos: Barakat Foundation Builds Schools In The Underdeveloped Regions Of Iran

- The Iranian NGO Barakat Foundation Institute builds schools and creates jobs in the underdeveloped rural regions of Iran. According to the foundation's website, so far they have built 125 schools and created close to 20,000 direct jobs. These photos show some of the schools build by Barakat. - 11/17/13

Iranian Neurologist Professor Majid Samii Wins Leibniz Ring Prize

- Iranian neurologist has won the Leibniz Ring Prize in Germany. The prize is given to Personalities who have made contributions to human development. The founder of the International Institute of Neurosciences in Hannover, Professor Samii has helped train many neurologists in Iran, Europe and on the African continent. - 11/17/13

MODERNITY OF TRADITION: Photography exhibition in London in support of the Omid Foundations

- An exhibition of photographs by Omid Salehi in support the Omid Foundations. The exhibition includes over 40 limited edition photographs by the artist. This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase photographs of exceptional importance at very attractive prices and at the same time supporting the work of the Omid Foundations. - 10/24/13

Twenty Iranian celebs named World Food Program partners

- A group of 20 Iranian popular figures were selected as celebrity partners of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) during a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday. The director of the WFP Country Office in Iran, Negar Gerami, awarded the celebs certificates during the ceremony, which was held at the National Library and Archives of Iran. - 10/18/13

OMID Foundation's Angel Program

- The Omid Foundations (Empowering disadvantaged young women in Iran ) consist of three registered charities, which were established by Marjaneh Halati, a London-based social psychologist and psychotherapist. It is her unique vision and passion that is the driving force behind their growth. - 9/16/13

First UN humanitarian aid team formed in Iran

- The first UN humanitarian aid team was officially established in Iran following signing an agreement between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Iran. - 9/16/13

U.S. Treasury Issues Two New General Licenses For Iran

- We are pleased to announce that on September 10, 2013, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which oversees the sanctions on Iran, said in a statement that it had eased sanctions on Iran that will enable U.S. nongovernmental organizations to perform humanitarian work in the country. -Child Foundation, Portland, Oregon - 9/12/13

NIAC Applauds Easing of Humanitarian Sanctions

- NIAC applauds the Treasury Department's decision to ease sanctions to enable humanitarian activities by nongovernmental organizations in Iran and athletic exchanges between the U.S. and Iran. This long sought action will help ensure that sanctions do not prevent humanitarian organizations from providing disaster relief and other services to meet basic human needs. - 9/11/13

Momeni Foundation announces 2013 scholarship recipients

- It is a great pleasure to introduce the Momeni Foundation's Year 2013 scholarship award recipients to you. This year we are awarding $10,000 dollars to 17 well deserving students. The following students have demonstrated outstanding achievements in both academics and social/civic causes. - 9/10/13

Moms Against Poverty: Building Schools and an Education & Cultural Center in Iran

- The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) has extended Moms Against Poverty's (MAP) special permit to build schools and an Education & Cultural Center in Bushehr. Bushehr, one of Iran's poorest regions, was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year. The OFAC permit also allows MAP to continue their work in building the The Asheglou High School in Azerbaijan. - 9/6/13

Programmers: Rock Stars of the Future

- Twin Iranian American brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi launched and donated $1 million each to the organization. advocates that "every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code." Since its launch, 3.5 million students have participated in's online courses - 9/5/13

Iranian charity provides medical care to refugee children

- MAHAK is a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental charity focused on treating children with cancer. It uses the most up-to-date diagnostic, treatment and prevention methods, with both outpatient and in-patient services. It provides chemotherapy, medication, lab tests, radiation therapy, CT scan, transportation and family counseling - all without regard to religion, race or nationality of patients. -Sharareh Jalali - 8/19/13

Noosheen Hashemi among top 50 philanthropists in Bay Area

- Recognizing her work as the President of The HAND Foundation, Noosheen Hashemi, is named one of Gentry Magazine's top 50 philanthropists in their annual list of leading philanthropists in San Francisco, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. - 8/6/13

Pars Equality Center: June 2013 Newsletter

- This past month we participated in World Refugee Day events in Santa Clara, Oakland and the Los Angeles area. Pars staff and volunteers operated booths and communicated with attendees who were interested in services provided by Pars. The Pars Los Angeles office grand opening is set for Thursday, September 26! - 7/19/13

Photos: Footballer Nekounam receives captaincy armband from children fighting cancer

- Iran football captain Javad Nekounam was given a symbolic captaincy armband from children fighting cancer on Wednesday. Esteghlal player Nekounam along with Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi played football for a few minutes with the children of the Mahak Charity. - 7/18/13
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