The fact that the Karaiskakio Foundation can presently accomplish many of its goals is mainly due to the undivided contribution and support of those who recognize the importance and high standard of the work it has produced over the years. Today, more than ever, it is called upon to create “Partnerships for Life”, which will be based on common targets and indisputable values, such as life.
Together with the invaluable help from its sponsors, the Foundation aims to continue fulfilling its targets in addition to materializing its vision, “for a world without leukemia”. With the empowerment given by sponsorships, it will be able to fulfill its debt to society as a charitable foundation. By helping patients in the fight against leukemia, reflecting at the same time social responsibility, prestige and increased value to the esteemed sponsors.
Partnership 4 Life is a business and social network collaboration through which the objectives and social contribution of Karaiskakio Foundation can be strengthened and, at the same time, partner companies can be benefited by applying the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility in their strategy and operations. Partnership 4 Life is aimed towards companies who wish to contribute to healthcare, have a matching corporate culture and profile and at the same time want to communicate their actions to their target audience with direct benefits for both sides. From an impersonal organization the partner company can build a sensitive and ethical personality, and can be dynamically promoted in society thus achieving its objectives.
The partnerships can be formed with different types of companies and organizations such as:
Managing the implementation of such a program does not differ significantly from the management of any other project of collaboration. A basic prerequisite for its effectiveness is clarification and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all interested parties (the company/organization, institution and third parties such as: suppliers, distributors, advertising agencies, consultants etc.) and the setting of the relevant time frame according to the type of cooperation that will be selected.
If you are interested to join the fight against leukemia through a “Partnership 4 Life”, please contact us for more information.
The Karaiskakio Foundation has received funding under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in the Programming Period 2009-2014, for upgrading part of its infrastructure, advancement of expertise on the subject, promotion of public awareness and enhancement the bone marrow donor registry in Cyprus. Aiming to improve public health and reduce health inequalities, through the proposed project, the Karaiskakio Foundation has enhanced its local health infrastructure with the establishment of a state-of-the art, specialised Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Laboratory which provides diagnostic support to the paediatric and other cancer patients.
The establishment of the Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Laboratory contributes towards:
• Technological progress in the diagnostic field and better understanding of cancer pathology, improvement of patient health and reduction of health inequalities
• Integrated and comprehensive analysis at the early stage of disease identification and classification, management, and treatment
• Structured, systematic and comprehensive laboratory support to patients, hence minimizing the time needed for diagnosis
• Opportunities to young scientists to excel in the field of cancer, invest in people through education
• Increase Social Awareness on cancer.
A parallel objective of the project is the enhancement of the Bone Marrow Donor Registry with new volunteer donors. The challenge is to find the means to attract and to cultivate the feeling of altruism in young adults, through modern means of communication (e.g., apps, social media, self-service stations, short videos etc).
The project further enhances the collaboration of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot Communities in Cyprus.
The Karaiskakio Foundation is already engaged in bi-communal collaboration through the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, the greatest in significance and size bi-communal project since 1974. The Kemal Saracoglu Association (a Turkish Cypriot NGO) actively supports the Karaiskakio Foundation in contacting donors and serves as a contact point to help Turkish Cypriot patients and physicians to access the services of the Foundation. Furthermore, the Karaiskakio Foundation is providing both diagnostic and donor search services free of charge to all leukaemia and cancer patients from both the Greek and the Turkish Cypriot community.