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Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Amrutha Dorai March 12, 2013

Octagon hosts annual event to raise money for cancer research. The room was lit a bright purple, imbuing the white flowers and tablecloths with a slight tint. A jazz band played in the...

Jack Chin, MV alumnus and cancer survivor, will be speaking at Cure Cancer Café. Cure Cancer Café, Octagon’s biggest event of the school year, is an annual event which fundraises for leukemia and lymphoma through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Annual Cure Cancer Café to be held March 9

Eva Spitzen March 7, 2013

Last year, as the Cupertino community jumped into full swing attempting to find a bone marrow donor for leukemia patient and Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin, Chin described his own chances of his survival...

When not in his chemotherapy courses, Jack Chin would spend his time at home or take walks around the neighborhood. After his transplant, however, Jack cannot be exposed to other people or environments where a potential source of virus or bacteria exists. He is not allowed to consume processed food for the same reason as well. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Alumnus Jack Chin finds donor match after four month search

Aafreen Mahmood May 2, 2012

On April 16, Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin posted news that many of his followers on the Facebook page “Save Jack from Leukemia” were hoping for:  “Thank you all for the help and support you have...

AADP hosts donor registry at Cupertino Library on March 25

AADP hosts donor registry at Cupertino Library on March 25

Aafreen Mahmood March 26, 2012

On March 25, the Asian American Donor Program held its fourth donor registry of the day, and one of the 29 drives it has held in the past month, at the Cupertino Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. According...

Jack Chins biggest fears in life were: coming back home after college, baldness and needles — all of which he experienced in the last nine months. During the breaks between his chemotherapy cources, Jack spends his time at home playing World of Warcraft, watching television and playing computer games.

You don’t know Jack

Aafreen Mahmood March 12, 2012

His body curled up into a ball, lying on a hospital bed after several surgeries and chemotherapy treatments: he was motionless — except for a single finger brushing the back of his mother’s hand. “He...

Jack Chin (far right) has been battling leukemia since the summer of 2011. Since Jan. 13, the family has been in search of a bone marrow match. To assist them in the search, staff members and administration in conjunction with AADP will be holding a donor registry during the senior boys basketball game on Feb. 10. Photo used with permission of Steffi Lau.

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Aafreen Mahmood February 8, 2012

Jack Chin, a Class of 2007 alumnus, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2011. After numerous medical tests, Chin was informed that he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive....

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