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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.
Saturday, April 23
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
(Downtown Cedar Rapids across from Greene Square Park)
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:
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.