The Anna Purna Ghosh Foundation
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What We Do
In 2002, Dr. Chirantan Ghosh and several of his former patients started the foundation to financially assist people diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases. The foundation was named after Dr. Ghosh's mother, Anna Purna Ghosh. The foundation is now strictly run by a volunteer Board of Directors, who meets on a monthly basis, working on community awareness and fundraising avenues. Many of our current Board members are charter members, celebrating over a decade of helping people receive grants and support to fight their particular diseases.

Over the years, a few things have changed, but the major aspects of the mission remain the same. Originally, the foundation was to approve grants for prescribed medication only for the treatment of a disease. This has changed to include prostheses and mastectomy bras that have been prescribed, as well as medication to help diminish side effects, hoping to help people feel better while dealing with treatment and recovery.

We raise all the money we use through private fundraising and personal donations. In the Fall of each year, we have a mailing campaign, asking people close to the foundation to help. Those people include previous receivers of aid, survivors, families of patients, and previous donors. Each spring, we hold a pancake breakfast to help raise additional funds. 

If you are interested in finding out more information about either fundraiser, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please go to the Contact Us page, and let us know.

2018 Board of Directors

Cedric Lofdahl

Vice President:
Elaina M. Kempin

Libby Slappey

David Kutter

Ann Bromley
Michelle Stafford
Allen Fisher
Ellen Fisher
Patty Powers
Kay Nelson
Maryann Stewart

Program Coordinator:
Shirley McElroy

Honorary Director
Ramakrishna Vaitheswaran