Farnaz Fassihi’ mother “Fereshteh Tavakoli” co-founder of (ISCC) in the U.S.
Fereshteh Tavakoli is the co-founder of International Society for Children with Cancer (ISCC). ISCC was established in 2004, and began operating with Ms. Tavakoli and a few of her friends. Since then, it has grown in size and scope, attracting a large member base, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars through fund-raising events, personal donations and charity sales. She became involved with MAHAK in 1991. Over the years, Ms. Tavakoli volunteered as a social worker at public children’s hospitals, fund-raising coordinator and public relations director. MAHAK is now leading and biggest NGO. MAHAK has a state-of-the-art research facility and hospital specializing in treatment of children with cancer. Ms. Tavakoli is still involved with MAHAK and volunteers her services when she visits once a year. ISCC is a broader continuation of MAHAK’s mission and dream of not letting any cancer-stricken child die due to lack of funds.