Fundraising event provides support for children with immunodeficiency

iFight PID Fund started in 2017 at the center of infectious diseases research at AUBMC.
by Tala Ramadan

19 October 2018 | 17:00

Source: by Annahar

  • by Tala Ramadan
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 19 October 2018 | 17:00

This photo shows the crowd and the two musicians Ayman Jarjour and Jinan Jaffal. (HO)

BEIRUT: IFIGHTPID organized a fundraising concert on Thursday at the American University of Beirut, featuring the virtuoso guitar playing of international figure Ayman Jarjour and the flutist Jinan Jaffal.

The duo guitar/flute concert created a positive ambiance with the music feeding a variety of musical tastes. “There was a certain vibe to this event,” Dana Mdallal, an attendee, told Annahar, “A hopeful vibe, and needless to say, the performers have a lot of charisma!”

Affixed to the door of AUB’s Assembly Hall was IFight’s PID slogan “every child with PID should have the Chance to Live.”

PID is Primary Immunodeficiency which certain children are afflicted with from birth. 

The concert was attended by a number of distinguished guests, including Dr. Jinan Shaaban who represented Caretaker Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh. She informed the audience that Mr. Hamadeh is a big supporter of the initiative and is always looking forward to funding the organization because it helps children whose disease is often overlooked.

“This profitable event gave all who attended a memorable and enjoyable night while helping IFIGHT in its quest to raise fund for children with primary immune deficiency,” Ola Masri Joumblatt, the founder and President of fight PID Fund told Annahar.

Since diagnostic tests are extensive and expensive, treatment options costly and ongoing, and main therapeutic approach, bone marrow transplantation, which is beyond the financial reach of the majority of the families, the PID program at AUBMC recognizes the financial help that is needed.

The iFight Fund at AUBMC founded by Ola Masri Joumblatt is a volunteer initiative that benefits children diagnosed with Primary immunodeficiency diseases. iFight PID Fund started in 2017 at the center for infectious diseases research at AUBMC.


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