Rotary Club Of Great Neck Gets Stem Cell Update

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From left: Leonard N. Katz, president of the Rotary Club of Great Neck, with Roz Meyerson, fundraising vice president and cochair of the 2016 Hadassah Nassau Stem Cell Walk-a-Thon
From left: Leonard N. Katz, president of the Rotary Club of Great Neck, with Roz Meyerson, fundraising vice president and cochair of the 2016 Hadassah Nassau Stem Cell Walk-a-Thon

The Rotary Club of Great Neck learned about the fantastic things happening at Hadassah Hospital in Israel during its March 23 meeting when Great Neck resident Roz Meyerson spoke.

“Stem cell clinical trials on animals are underway and human trials are not far behind,” said Meyerson, fundraising vice president and cochair of the 2016 Hadassah Nassau Stem Cell Walk-a-Thon (www.
hadassah.org/events/nassauwalks).

Progress has been made by the scientists and researchers at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for Alzheimer’s, ALS, macular degeneration and several other life-altering diseases, according to Meyerson.

“This research is being shared with the world,” continued Meyerson, who pointed out that clinical trials led by Professor Meir Liebergall, head of orthopedics, have shown that stem cells can cut the healing rate of broken bones to one quarter the usual recovery rate.

The Rotary Club of Great Neck invites residents and businesspeople to visit its meetings for social and business networking. The weekly Wednesday morning breakfast meetings are held at 8 a.m. in the boardroom of TD Bank, 2 Great Neck Rd. The group’s dinner meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at local restaurants.

In alignment with the club’s motto, “They Profit Most Who Serves Best,” come and discover how meaningful and satisfying it is to give back to the community while networking. For more information, visit www.rotaryclubofgreatneck.org and its Facebook page RotaryClubofGreatNeck. To arrange for a guest visit or to become a weekly speaker, email rotary clubofgreatneck@aol.com or call 516-487-9392.

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