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USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Donations in Memory of Maria Teresa Cagigas

Benefiting the cancer research of Dr. Mark McNamara at USC Norris

Maria Teresa Cagigas

Maria Teresa Cagigas led a long life, in December 2012 we celebrated her 94th birthday. She became a widow at the age of 45 raising 8 children on her own. She was a strong woman of great faith and firmly believed in helping others. She encouraged her children to continue their education and pursue great jobs in order to set good examples for their families. She enjoyed her Dodger games, casino trips but most of all she enjoyed her family.

As she went through her chemo treatments whether it was a good or bad day, she always took the time to thank the doctors and nurses as she knew this was a difficult job for them. She leaves behind 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. To the doctors and nurses who cared for her, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks for the sincere compassion and professionalism you extended to our mother and family.

Make your donation using the button below. Be sure to click on the “Memorial or honorarium information” link on page two of the donation form and indicate your gift is in memory of “Maria Teresa Cagigas.”

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For those of you who would like to make your contribution by check or donor advised fund, please make the check payable to "USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center" and write "In Memory of Maria Teresa Cagigas" in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to the following address with an accompanying cover letter that includes your full name, preferred mailing address and phone number, and the designation of the gift (In memory of Maria Teresa Cagigas):

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave, Suite 8302
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Attention: Personalized Fundraising Program

USC Norris is part of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and University of Southern California and use USC's Federal Tax ID Number: 95-1642394.