The mission of The Green Button Foundation is to provide immediate financial support to blood cancer patients and their support group.
The vision of The Green Button Foundation is to be a national charity dedicated to financially supporting blood cancer patients. Also, to promote a culturally diverse Bone Marrow Donor Registry system.
We aim to do this by engaging with the community and through education we will become a reliable resource of support.
We believe this is a vital component of our strategy and also important for our growth as a young foundation.
A lot of what we hope to achieve is borne from the deficiencies my family and I noticed in the support available to people undergoing treatment for blood cancers. Whilst there are many charities out there doing great work in funding research and providing assistance at a higher level, there is limited support available to patients and their families in their day to day lives. We want to fill these deficiencies and gaps in the auxiliary services available to patients and their families.
The Green Button Foundation, working together with the social workers of our affiliated hospitals, will identify patients and families requiring financial assistance and will make recommendations for the type of support required for them. We created a concept of Patient Specific Support which is designed to maximise the efficiency of the funds and reduce overheads. Our patient specific support system will issue pre paid visa credit cards, cabcharge vouchers, home assistance, child care, pharmacy and other minor medical bills, anything that can reduce the burden of this disease on the patient and their family unit.
What is the green button?
The significance is simple: Green is the internationally recognised colour for Lymphoma and a button is an object that symbolises closure, it's closing the gap that we identified within the cancer support community.
Liza Francese, President
Isabella Scanabucci, Vice President
Tuncay Islek, Treasurer
Nadia Tarascio, Education Coordinator
Jade Basilone, Marketing and Events Manager
Feride Karabora, Case Worker