Gene Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Heart Diseases

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been studying a plaque-fighting gene for the past 18 years. Lab mice, bred to model clogged arteries, were recently injected with the gene. The results, as announced by Cedars-Sinai, showed that the transfer helped reduce and stabilize plaque formation, as well as decreased inflammation- two main factors in reducing the risk of heart diseases.

The apolipoprotein A-I Milano gene was discovered in 1992 in a small number of Italians, and has been studied by P.K. Shah, M.D., the director of the Division of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center, ever since. He and his co-workers presented their findings in a presentation titled “Favorable Modulation of Atherosclerosis and Monocyte Phenotype by Intravenous AAV 8 Mediated Apo A-I Milano Gene Transfer in Mice”.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Adam Roseman is a member of the board, is an organization which works to provide high quality healthcare as well as to conduct state-of-the-art medical research.

Discovering for Life: The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai

“Discovering for Life: The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai” is a fundraising venture of Cedars-Sinai, an organization where Adam Roseman is a member of the board. This organization works to deliver high- quality patient care, train new doctors and healthcare providers, and discover new treatments through intense research. The five-year campaign came to an end recently, with a total of $357 million which will be put towards various research projects.

The operation passed its $350 million goal and has resulted in the founding of two institutes, four centers, eleven endowed funds and 20 chairs. By supporting the work of globally-recognized scientists, these funds will aid with the discovery of new therapies, cures and technologies, as well as enhance the well-respected training programs.

Adam Roseman’s Work with Stars and Stripes

Every year the Stars and Stripes Fishing, Golf & Musical Festival holds a fundraiser. Its event this year raised over $1, 800, 000.  Among other charities, it will be giving money to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County of which Adam Roseman is on the Board.  The organization itself has grown in leaps and bounds, considering its humble beginnings.  It began as “just a small fishing tournament looking to make a difference for kids,” said its founder Dick Gebhard, who founded Stars and Stripes in 1996. “The generosity of our community continues to astound me,” he added.   Indeed, what’s wonderful is how this event has now raised more than $11 million during its 14 year history.

The Guild Supports Big Brothers of Los Angeles

big brothers logoThe Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is an organization that is dedicated to raising funds for the famous mentoring organization. Founded in 1986, the Guild has already raised more than 8 million dollars for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles since the Guild’s inception. The annual luncheon, held on April 27, 2010 honored such notables as Joni Eichenbaum Berry, who is the president of the Eichenbaum Foundation, an organization which has helped countless people through its philanthropic work. The Comedian Norm Crosby presented Ms. Berry with the Sterling Award which honors those whose work has helped those in need.

Sitting on the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire is Adam Roseman, CEO and founder of ARC China.

Adam Roseman Trustee of Big Brothers

big sisters playingLast April the Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters presented its annual luncheon in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. The luncheon, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, featured high fashion clothing and accessories from the upscale store Neiman Marcus.

Before the luncheon a boutique sale was held showcasing the high-end wares of a large variety of retailers, spas, salons and jewelers which were donated and whose sale will be donated to the cause of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also on hand was an Accessories Boutique in which a portion of the sales will also be donated to Big Brothers of Los Angeles.

Among the many stars participating in this event were Jackie Collins and Joanna Poitier, who acted as honorary Chairs, and Laura Lizer the financial management expert and the philanthropist Joni Berry, who were honored at the luncheon.

Adam Roseman serves on the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.

Spring Luncheon Benefits Big Brothers of Los Angeles

big brothers holding handsOne of the main annual fundraising events on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles took place on April 27, 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Sponsored by the Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event, Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show exhibited the latest fashions from Neiman Marcus. On hand was a large selection of well-known personalities from the business and entertainment world.

Adam Roseman, CEO of ARC China, is also highly active in the organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, and serves on the Board of Trustees for them.

Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular: Adam Roseman

May 23, 2010 saw the 25th Anniversary of the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular.  This amazing event, heralded by the L.A. Times as the premier sports award dinner in the country, is a charity event established in 1986.  Since then, this event has raised over $19 million to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute and its life-saving work.

While benefiting the important genetic research that the Institute undertakes, the event also benefits the Sports Spectacular Fellowship Endowment, which supports the training of five research Fellows at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Many people have, over the years, served on the Steering Committee for this event including Adam Roseman, Erikk Aldridge, Dominique Alexander, Mike Altieri, Manuel Bergher and many others.  In the past, Adam Roseman has personally underwritten $50,000 for the event and has assisted with the benefit’s VIP after party.

Adam Roseman Chairs All-Star Charity Weekend

Adam Roseman, CEO of la_stars_charity-04_1ARC China, Inc. is known almost as well for his commitment to successful, profitable partnerships with domestic Chinese companies as for his commitment to philanthropy through his active involvement in various charitable organizations.

Roseman served as Chairman of the Host Committee for the 2008 LA Stars Celebrity All-Star Charity Weekend.  The weekend is dedicated to raising funds for LA Stars, a charitable organization focused on developing programs to improve communities, access to opportunities, and the lives of at-risk youth and their families in Los Angeles.  Roseman raised a considerable amount of money for the LA Stars organization through private donations and corporate sponsorships while reaching out to promote the weekend’s events to the greater community.

Roseman also sits on the Board of Trustees for Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles, a position which he holds close to his heart.  Having been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters (“BBBS”) as a “Little Brother” during his formative years, Roseman now gives back to the organization in a big way.  Ever the creative thinker, he thrives on bridging the gap between charities which he is passionate about in order to donate time and efforts to multiple causes contemporaneously.

The LA Stars Celebrity All-Star Charity Weekend, hosted by NBA All-Stars Paul Pierce and Baron Davis, culminated with the widely anticipated NBA All-Star Basketball Games, featuring a full roster of celebrity and professional sports stars.  Tapping into his resources through his ongoing work with BBBS, Roseman organized a contest for youngsters in BBBS to earn the chance at becoming “Ball Kids” for the basketball games and gave four children many memories to treasure for a lifetime.

“My work with charitable organizations is an extremely important part of my life and always has been.  I enjoy giving back in whatever ways I can to enrich the lives of those less fortunate and arm them with the tools necessary to realize their dreams,” said Roseman.