Family Raising Funds for Cancer Stricken ‘Stand and Deliver’ Teacher

Jaime Escalante, the celebrated math teacher whose efforts were depicted in the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver” is fighting cancer and has run out of money for his treatment.

The Daily Breeze reports:

Vanessa Marquez, who appeared in “Stand and Deliver,” the 1988 film that dramatized Escalante’s experience at Garfield High, said in an interview on Fox 11 that so far $5,000 has been raised toward the $30,000 needed by the family.

The cast members of “Stand and Deliver” are putting together a fund raiser. Contributions can be sent to “Friends of Jaime;” C/O FASE; 236 West Mountain Street; Suite 105; Pasadena, CA 91103. Those who wish to make a contribution by credit card can call (626) 793-5300

The Bolivian-born Escalante is 80 years old.