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Turning Sorrow into Laughter

  The Ovarian Cancer Circle

Paulinda Schimmel Babbini (center, right), president/founder of The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini, and important members of The Circle’s team presented Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh (center, left) with a check following the benefit.
Photo: Courtesy of The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini

The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini held its fifth annual fundraiser, “Happily Ever Laughter,” at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on April 26, 2015. Proceeds from the event benefit the work of Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh (RES, ’00, FEL ’03, PhD ’08), a UCLA clinician-scientist who studies endometrial and ovarian cancers. This year’s comedic lineup included Sunda Croonquist, Kira Soltanovich, Tehran, Vargus Mason and Suli McCullough. The evening also included a buffet dinner, courtesy of Whole Foods of West Hollywood.

Inspired by the life and spirit of Robin Babbini, who lost her life to ovarian cancer at the age of 20, The Ovarian Cancer Circle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research that will raise national awareness of ovarian cancer and lead to a cure. The organization is committed to building strong partnerships with physicians, researchers, counselors, families and volunteers in order to create a community that fosters hope and empowerment. To date, the event has raised more than $180,000.

For more information, contact Aly Shoji at: (310) 267-1826



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