UPDATE [23 March 2013]: Arijit Guha — rabble rouser, do-gooder, mustache enthusiast — died on Friday, March 22, 2013, after a spirited, graceful, and inspirational bout with cancer.
There are multiple ways you can honor Arijit:
1 Contribute to an endowed fund in Arijit's name at Carleton College, his undergraduate alma mater. Funds raised will be designated to support teaching, learning and scholarship in the area of environmental studies, reflecting Arijit's academic interests.
Donations should be sent to the College, with a notation that the gift is in Arijit's memory, to the address below:
Carleton College Gift Accounting 1-CENREC 1 N College St Northfield, MN 55057
Donors can give online here. In the Gift Instructions box, please include the following text: "This gift is in memory of Arijit Guha '03."
2 Support Hospice of the Valley. During Arijit's final months, Hospice of the Valley provided palliative home care for Arijit and caregiver support for his family. Hospice relies on donations "to provide the 'extras' not covered by Medicare or insurance and to care for those without insurance or ability to pay."
Contribute through the National Hospice Foundataion by supporting Arijit's brother's Run to Remember team.
Or, donate directly to Hospice of the Valley by following this link. To give in Arijit's memory, please be sure to type "Arijit Guha" in the This gift is in memory of (name) text box. If you would like to mail in your donation instead, download this form (.pdf).
3 Donate to the University of Arizona Cancer Center's Patient Assistance Fund.
Money donated to the patient fund helps defray the costs of treatment for others fighting cancer with inadequate insurance coverage and goes towards the patients' treatment costs incurred at the University of Arizona Cancer Center such as doctor's fees, chemotherapy drugs, diagnostic testing and other expenses.
Checks can be made payable to the UACC Patient Assistance Fund/UMC.
Patient Assistance Fund University of Arizona Cancer Center, North Campus 3838 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85719
Please use the Mail-In Donation form (.pdf) and return it with your gift. One the line beginning "This gift is in" check the box beside "memory" and write "Arijit Guna" in the blank space.
Or, donate in Arijit's memory online by following this link.
During Step 1, for the Program Designation field, select "Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund" from the dropdown menu, and in the Other / Special Instructions text box, type "In memory of Arijit Guha."
During Step 2, for the Tribute type field, select "In memory of" from the dropdown menu, and in the Person's name text box, type "Arijit Guha."
If you have any questions about honoring Arijit's life, values and memory, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.