Pancakes for Prescriptions


Over the past 13 years, the Anna Purna Ghosh Foundation has provided nearly half a million dollars in financial assistance to patients with cancer and blood diseases. This support is made possible by generous contributions from private fundraising and personal donations – and people who like pancakes.

The foundation hosts an annual “Pancakes for Prescriptions” breakfast; this year’s event is just around the corner.

Pancakes for Prescriptions

Saturday, April 23

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 (Downtown Cedar Rapids across from Greene Square Park)

310 Fifth St. SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

You’ll enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee while supporting the foundation with a free will offering.

The mission of the Anna Purna Ghosh (APG) Foundation is to provide financial support for:

  • Prescriptions for individuals with cancer and blood diseases

  • Prostheses that have been prescribed as part of treatment

  • Medication to help manage side effects of treatment

To be eligible for reimbursement, a patient must be a resident of Iowa, receive treatment in Linn County and have exhausted all other sources of financial assistance.

The Foundation was founded by Dr. Ghosh in honor of his mother, Anna Purna Ghosh, a woman who embodied the values of selfless giving. It is run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors, many of whom have been involved since the beginning helping people receive grants and reduce their financial worries so they can focus on getting better.

Learn more about financial assistance for prescriptions or visit the APG Foundation website.