- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYHEALTH & SPORTS
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONAttica
- GRANT LOCATIONGREECE
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.stopcancer.gr
For the construction of a Hostel for impoverished relatives of patients of the Agioi Anargyroi General Oncological Hospital of Kifissia. The Hostel will have the capacity to host 36 people. It will be constructed within the Hospital facilties, making it easily accessible for cars and pedestrians through the main Hospital entrance.
This Hostel will be the fourth one funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Foundation also supported the creation of a hostel with 29 double rooms in Alexandroupolis, one with 37 double rooms in Ioannina, and another with 29 double rooms in Iraklio, Crete Island, for relatives of poor patients who are admitted for treatment in local university hospitals.
The Agioi Anargyroi Oncology Hospital of Kifissia treats over 9,700 patients annually, with over 97% suffering from malignant neoplasmatic diseases. The Association of the Friends of the Agioi Anargyroi General Oncology Hospital of Kifissia was established in 1976 with the mission to offer material and psychological support to the hospital’s oncology patients. Besides its focus on the long-term goal of building a Hostel, the Association has operated, since 2004, a Preventive Breast Cancer Check up Program for the general public, in collaboration with the Hospital.