Irving I Moskowitz Foundation: PanCanBlind Children Center

“You have pancreatic cancer.” These are words no one should ever have to hear and cancer no one should ever be diagnosed with.

Fact:

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

It has been said by many cancer research doctors that Pancreatic cancer will become the second cancer-related death as early as next year. Twenty years ago, very little funding was provided by the Government into the research of pancreatic cancer, it was a mere 2% annually. Due to the underfunding of this type of cancer very little research was done and the survival rate and quality of life never improved. There is still much to learn about this cancer and ongoing research is required. Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease that rips through people’s lives just like a tornado would rip through a town. It can destroy everything and everyone in its path and just like a tornado, once it has struck, survival is uncertain. Sadly, most cancers are often a death sentence, and pancreatic cancer is no different. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, only 9% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive 5 years, and because it can go undetected for some time, most patients are only given months to live by the time they are diagnosed. With foundations such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) and the charitable donations received by others, PanCAN brings cancer patients a newfound hope. Since launching in 1999, PanCAN has been a huge driving force advocating for legislative support. Alongside its community and supporters, the once 17.2 million annual funding turned into 125 million! PanCAN helped open the doors towards pancreatic cancer research and they don’t seem to be stopping there. Through their organization, they provide patients opportunities once not available to them; resources for clinical trials, patient services, community, information, support and the hope they need to face this disease head-on. PanCAN does rely on support from others and because of that support, they have a vast community helping raise awareness to the world’s toughest cancer.

Recently, Cherna Moskowitz of The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation donated $50,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Donations like hers assist PanCAN and their vision to double the survival by 2020. It is a tall order, but it’s also attainable through fundraising, community and charity. In order to change statistics on Pancreatic cancer for all of those who have and will be diagnosed in the future, it will take many people like Cherna Moskowitz coming together to fight for this cause. Pancreatic cancer will affect more than 56,000 people this year alone. With much more research required, charitable contributions such as the one from the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation will help PanCAN see their vision come to life and allow pancreatic cancer patients to have a little more hope.

In addition to donating to PanCAN, Cherna also donated $11,000 to the Blind Children’s Center located in Los Angeles, California. They have multiple services that include an infant and preschool program, as well as elementary and family support services. Saturday, March 2, 2019, Blind Children’s Center will be partnering with Delta Gamma Alumnae for a fundraiser named Tables That Boom where 90% of the proceeds will go directly to the Blind Children’s Center and the remaining 10% to the Delta Gamma Founders. The Blind Children’s Center has been a resource to so many children and their families and is about to celebrate their 80th birthday. They accredit their success to the generous donations from private donors such as those from Cherna Moskowitz and the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation. Their vision is clear and their dedication is steadfast. Since 1938 they have been a resource to children and their parents where they may have not had a place to turn otherwise. The center helps blind children lead a more meaningful life through a curriculum that focuses on their needs in order to prepare them for life and social skills from birth through the 2nd grade. For more information on either of these organizations visit PanCAN.org or blindchildrenscenter.org.

The Irving Moskowitz Foundation and Cherna Moskowitz donate $5,000 to the Head Start Program at the Helen Rosas Center

The Head Start program at the Helen Rosas Center in Hawaiian Gardens received a generous donation in the amount of $5,000 from the Irving Moskowitz Foundation.  Head Start provides child development program that is designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs of children and their families. This program’s focus goes beyond a pre-school education.  Its goal is not only prepare children from grammar school, but also empower children and their families and bring about social competence that will allow them to adapt to the present environment and learn to deal with the responsibilities from both school and life.  The program provides children of low-income families with access to resources and protection of their rights and interests.  The Head Start Program and the Irving Moskowitz Foundation share a strong partnership that with the collaboration from both groups this program continues to serves hundredths of children and their families in the Hawaiian Gardens community.

Foundation President Cherna Moskowitz is an avid advocate for education and programs designed to empower families.  President Cherna Moskowitz strongly believes that a child’s success in the classroom begins with a strong and healthy family.  With her philanthropist philosophy, Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz understands the importance of providing children and their families with the skills and tools to strengthen the family component and become productive citizens of this society.   It is important to Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz that the foundation continues to support organizations such as Head Start and recognizes that the monetary contributions made to this program helps make a difference in the lives of many children and their families.  The majority of the Foundation’s donations are geared to help provide funding directed towards programs for children in low-income areas such as the city of Hawaiian Gardens.

The Irving Moskowitz Foundation is committed to provide assistance to organizations that help build strong communities and provide social and educational programs that help better prepare families to succeed.  Study have shown that children who receive a pre-school education are better prepared for grammar school and do better academically then those children who do not receive a pre-school education.  For the children in Hawaiian Gardens the Head Start program is not only an important start before entering grammar school, but also an important resource that provides social, health and nutritional information that is invaluable to the many families the program serves.

$30,000 donated by Irving Moskowitz to fund iPads

Irving Moskowitz donates Apple iPad

Irving Moskowitz donates Apple iPad

Apple iPads are the new educational tool at Pharis Fedde Middle School.  Irving Moskowitz without hesitation contributed a generous $30,000 to the middle school’s Global Scholar Honors Program for the purchase of iPads to be used by the students in the program.  In accordance with the school program’s mission to encourage students to pursue higher education, Irving Moskowitz believes that in order for students to succeed in the classroom students need to be provided the proper tools.  Utilizing new technology such as iPads will prepare students not only for high school, but also for college.  Students need to be constantly challenged and well prepared for the obstacles that life may present.   The iPads also will be a great incentive for students to join the Global Scholars Program which in turn will provide the tools needed to get students to pursue higher education and lead them in the proper direction towards college.

Irving Moskowitz, a community partner of the Global Scholars Honors Program, is a supporter of educational programs that bring hope to the youth in Hawaiian Gardens. His philanthropist philosophy of giving to those in need is what drives his charitable contributions to many organizations and Pharis Fedde Middle School is no exception.

For more information on contributions by the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation, please visit Irving Moskowitz

The Generosity of Irving Moskowitz

Irving Moskowitz was born by Jewish immigrants from Poland and he is the ninth of 13 children. He was born in 1928 and raised in Milwaukee. One of his most-loved sports is baseball and he became a great player of it. As a matter of fact, a contract was offered to him by Chicago professional team and Cleveland as well but he didn’t pursue his love for baseball. Irving desired for a different career and it was to become a doctor that he wanted. He chose a career that would help several people. Thus, he pursued medicine instead of becoming a professional athlete. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science in the University of Wisconsin. Though he loved medicine, he also loved business and he built and managed several hospitals around Florida.

Irving Moskowitz wasn’t selfish of his wealth but stretched out his hands to help others. In the year 1968, Irving Moskowitz organized the Moskowitz foundation to be able to help people within the community and even those outside. Twenty years after he opened in the City of Hawaiian Gardens a Bingo Club. However, gambling in this club has been legalized by the state. Irving’s Moskowitz Foundation is a charitable organization that funds help for the community. Moreover, the Hawaiian Gardens Food Bank was created in 1995 so that there will be more aid to be provided in the city of Hawaiian Gardens. He continues to help the poor. His loving wife, Cherna Moskowitz, also participated in his charitable efforts. Married for over 60 years they had eight children.

Irving Moskowitz Stadium

Irving Moskowitz Stadium

Irving Moskowitz Stadium

Irving Moskowitz Stadium is name was name so because Irving Moskowitz foundation donated more than $1.5 million to city of Hawaiian Gardens to build the Fedde Sports Complex for Fedde Middle School which is part ABC Unified School District.

This state of sports complex contains all field and facilities for all popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, running track, and other major sports and play ground.

Irving Moskowitz is a major contributor to city of Hawaiian Gardens and below are some of pictures of grand opening of this facility:

grand opening

 

grand opening of Irving Moskowitz Stadium

 

Irving Moskowitz Stadium

You can see more images of this sports complex and stadium here.

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