Man on a (Medical) Mission | Rostam Zafari

Fighting to raise funds for Medical Outreach of America.

$340,576

1.5k supporters

Team Member

Rostam Zafari

$10,150

by 20 supporters

$20,000 goal

About Me

As a twin, I’ve always loved a good scrap. My twin brother Zaal and I began by getting our black belts in pillow fighting by the age of six under the tutelage our stepdad, Sensei Frank Hachmuth. Over the years, we picked up other instruments of war including broomsticks, folding chairs, guitars, and even the occasional vase (sorry mom). I didn't get a formal education in fighting until a firefighter friend, John Oliver, opened up the world of Shotokan karate, and later my high school coaches, Kelly McDurmon, Craig "The Stallion" Kipp, and Gary Tillnasty taught me how to wrestle. After high school, I dabbled in BJJ with one of my best friends, Kevin Sherrill, and boxing with my trainer, Jermaine Burgess, at Decatur Boxing Club. I also studied the lightsaber briefly in Rome, GA under Jedi Master Steven Owens.  

P.S. None of what we raise will go to my hospital bills.

My Cause


My friend, Dr. Ed Atwell, is an orthopedic surgeon in Cartersville, GA. Before founding Medical Outreach of America, he served as a board member and Chairman for Flying Doctors of America and completed several missions with them as a team leader.  He felt that educating and supporting humanitarian organizations already working in impoverished regions of the world was much more impactful and sustainable than short-term medical missions. Inspired by that belief, he founded MOA to deliver international medical care, education, and disease prevention strategies to impoverished regions across the world. Since 2012, MOA has completed 14 medical mission trips across Nepal, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Guatemala. 

Event

Event Details

Brawl for a Cause 2019

(Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door) Doors at 6pm, National Anthem at 6:30, Fights at 7, Entertainment until 11, After-party until 2 at District Night Club (269 Armour Drive). Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Bring your photo ID, ticket and credit card/cash: Coat check on site for $3 per garment, additional casino chips are available for purchase. Check-In will be split into two groups: GA / Premium - check in at the base of the escalators leading up to the Murphy Ballroom, VIP Tables will check in at the base of the spiral staircase leading up to the Murphy Ballroom. UBER/LYFT recommended (285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW).

Date & Time

Sat, April 6th 2019
6:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 2019-04-06 18:00:00 America/New_York Brawl for a Cause 2019 (Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door) Doors at 6pm, National Anthem at 6:30, Fights at 7, Entertainment until 11, After-party until 2 at District Night Club (269 Armour Drive). Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Bring your photo ID, ticket and credit card/cash: Coat check on site for $3 per garment, additional casino chips are available for purchase. Check-In will be split into two groups: GA / Premium - check in at the base of the escalators leading up to the Murp... Georgia World Congress Center - Murphy Ballroom<br>285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Location

Georgia World Congress Center - Murphy Ballroom

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Organizer

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Brawl for a Cause

EIN: 81-1947630

Story

(Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door)

Brawl for a Cause trains, equips and inspires everyday people to literally fight for what they believe in. We believe each person has a hero within. If given the right opportunity and platform, those heroes will emerge and fight for the change they want to see in the world.

We call those heroes, Brawlers.

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