The Gad Foundation was founded in early 2004 by president,
Marra Gad and a dedicated group of family and friends, in memory
of her late father, Jerry, who died of Leukemia in 1990, at the
age of 47.
Born and adopted on Jerry's birthday, Marra shared a very special
bond with her father that they highlighted at their birthday celebration
each year. After Jerry passed away, Marra's birthday became an increasingly
difficult time for her. As her 30th birthday approached, Marra decided
to honor her dad in a celebration of life by establishing a new
tradition: The Birthday Bash -- a yearly party to honor her father's
life, while raising funds for Leukemia research. Our efforts were
born out of the initial party, and friends and family have since
come together to raise money and awareness and join the fight against
the cancer that took this beloved man.
The Gad Foundation was created
so as to allow people from all ages and backgrounds to find
a home and to join us as we Fight Leukemia One
Birthday at a Time!℠
Currently, we are seeking membership on the
following boards and invite you to email us at
for additional information.
– At – Large
Join our enthusiastic group of general
supporters who work with us to spread the word about our efforts
and events and volunteer at events. This group is ideal for
people who wish to help when they can, and are unable to make
a monthly meeting commitment.
At the core of our work is our desire
to fuel forward the efforts made in the medical community
to find a cure for Leukemia. Our dedicated Medical Advisory
Board is central to our mission, guiding our efforts, keeping
us informed of new research and fueling us forward.
Our newly forming 20’s Board targets
members who are between the ages of 20 and 29 who are interested
in combining philanthropy and fun by organizing events and
parties whose proceeds will benefit The Gad Foundation!