Posts Tagged ‘Marni Levine’

Sep 11

Join Our Fight For The Cure!

Fight For The Cure - 9/27

marni_levine2In just a few weeks, Krav Maga Worldwide will be hosting their annual cancer research fundraiser titled “Fight For The Cure.” All proceeds will be donated directly to the The Marni Fund in memory of one of Krav Maga Worldwide’s founders, Marni Levine (1969-2006), who passed away after a long and courageous fight against breast cancer.

Following Marni's passing, Krav Maga Worldwide held it's first Fight For The Cure fundraiser, the proceeds of which helped plant the seed funding for The Marni Fund. Thereafter, a substantial Marni Fund three year research grant was awarded to Dr. Melanie Palomares at City of Hope. In 2007, as a result of growing support, additional grants were made to Dr. Sara Hurvitz at UCLA/Jonsson and to Dr. Christopher Haiman at USC/Norris.

A short time ago some of our Krav Maga Worldwide staff had a chance to visit the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and see some of the work these amazing doctors are doing.

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These are the real front lines where the Fight For The Cure goes on. Centers like USC/Norris strive to make major advances in the treatment and/or early diagnosis of cancer. To date, The Marni Fund has raised over $970,000 to fund research efforts like this.

Come out and contribute to this years Fight For The Cure events with the Krav Maga Worldwide family.

ACTIVE SHOOTER NEUTRALIZATION - FIGHT FOR THE CURE SEMINAR
with Krav Maga Worldwide™ Chief Instructor Darren Levine

Location: Krav Maga Worldwide™ HQ • WEST LA
11400 Olympic Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 9064
Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Price: $99

FIGHT FOR THE CURE / STOP CANCER 5k or 10k Run/Walk &Family Fun Day

Location: Woodley Park
 6335 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91304
Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Price: $35 for Adults, $25 for “youth” 14yrs and younger.

Who can attend: EVERYONE! Krav Maga Worldwide™ members, staff, family and friends.

For more information on these great events and to register click the button below.

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By Ross Cascio

Ross Cascio - Krav Maga Worldwide Lead Instructor Ross Cascio is a Krav Maga Worldwide™ Lead Instructor, Husband, Music Aficionado, and creator of the famous "Ross Grunt."

Aug 26

Register Now for FIGHT FOR THE CURE!

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As a memorial tribute to an extraordinary woman, Marni Levine, one of the founders of Krav Maga Worldwide™, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2006, Krav Maga Worldwide™ and STOP CANCER created The Marni Fund with a shared mission dedicated to supporting young, innovative researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson, USC Norris and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The Marni Fund is supported by funds raised through Krav Maga Worldwide™ Fight For The Cure Annual Seminars and Events, the annual STOP CANCER 5|10K Run|Walk and through donations directly to STOP CANCER in memory of Marni Levine. Please join us on the weekend of September 27th and 28th for these great events and help us continue to "Fight For The Cure."

ACTIVE SHOOTER NEUTRALIZATION - FIGHT FOR THE CURE SEMINAR with Krav Maga Worldwide™ Chief Instructor Darren Levine.

Location: Krav Maga Worldwide™ HQ • WEST LA

11400 Olympic Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 9064

Date: September 27, 2014

Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Price: $99

FIGHT FOR THE CURE / STOP CANCER 5k or 10k Run/Walk &Family Fun Day

Location: Woodley Park
 6335 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91304

Date: September 28, 2014

Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

Price: $35 for Adults, $25 for “youth” 14yrs and younger.

Who can attend: EVERYONE!! KMW members, employees (WLA, SO, HQ) family and friends.

For more information on these great events and to register click the button below.

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Nov 22

Meet the Marni Fund Researchers: Dr. Christopher Haiman

As a memorial tribute to an extraordinary woman, Krav Maga Worldwide™ and STOP CANCER created The Marni Fund, with a shared mission dedicated to developing improved treatments, new diagnostic procedures and the ultimate goal – a cure. Created in memory of Marni Levine (1969–2006), The Marni Fund is currently supporting innovative Breast Cancer researchers at UCLA, USC and City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Today, we introduce you to one of those researchers: Dr. Christopher Haiman.


Christopher Haiman, Sc.D.

Dr. Christopher Haiman, a former STOP CANCER Awardee, is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his Doctor of Science degree at Harvard University School of Public Health and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at USC.

Dr. Haiman is currently working on a program called “Genetic Susceptibility to Breast Cancer.” With funds provided by the STOP CANCER Marni Levine Memorial Breast Cancer Research Award, he is focusing on employing analyses centered on disequilibrium mapping to identify novel susceptibility alleles (one member of a pair of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome.) He is hoping to define genetic profiles that may be utilized to provide chemopreventive regimens and earlier and more intensive screening strategies.


Click here to registerfor the 5K Run/Walk on December 5.

Nov 21

Meet the Marni Fund Researchers: Dr. Sara Hurvitz

As a memorial tribute to an extraordinary woman, Krav Maga Worldwide™ and STOP CANCER created The Marni Fund, with a shared mission dedicated to developing improved treatments, new diagnostic procedures and the ultimate goal – a cure. Created in memory of Marni Levine (1969–2006), The Marni Fund is currently supporting innovative Breast Cancer researchers at UCLA, USC and City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Today, we introduce you to one of those researchers: Dr. Sara Hurvitz.


Sara Hurvitz, M.D.

Dr. Sara Hurvitz is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UCLA who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She received her MD from USC and completed residency training at UCLA. She is currently leading the Breast Oncology Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology there.

Sara is in charge of national and international breast cancer clinical trials that evaluate new promising treatments for both early stage and advanced breast cancer. She states it is clear now that breast cancer is not one disease but many different types, each with a different biological cause and each deserving of a specific therapy. Data obtained from each of these trials will provide critical information that may be used to develop new therapies.

With funds provided by the STOP CANCER Marni Levine Memorial Breast Cancer Award, Dr. Hurvitz is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a novel medication that works by stopping the growth of new blood vessels around tumors in patients with high-risk breast cancer.


Click to registerfor the 5K Run/Walk on December 5.