Greener Pastures is dedicated to providing support to all aspects of the cancer journey – treatment, practical support, research, and quality of life. With that goal in mind, as well as Jacqui’s own experience with cancer, Greener Pastures proudly supports the following organizations and initiatives:
UCLA Stem Cell Transplant Department:
After learning her cancer had become resistant to standard chemotherapy, Jacqui was referred to UCLA to prepare for a more aggressive regimen (“salvage chemotherapy”), followed by total body irradiation, conditioning chemotherapy, and finally a stem cell transplant. Jacqui’s primary oncologist, the entire staff at the outpatient clinic, and Floor 6 East of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (the Stem Cell Transplant Department), provided exceptional care throughout her treatment and hospitalizations. Jacqui felt very strongly about giving back to all of the doctors, nurses, and staff who help to make UCLA a world-class medical institution on the cutting edge of research and treatment for hematological malignancy and stem cell transplantation. Indeed, U.S. News and World Report named Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as one of the top five hospitals in America, and the best in the western United States for 23 consecutive years.
Since its inception in 1997, LIVESTRONG has raised more than $325 million to support cancer survivorship and offer services to people affected by cancer. During Jacqui’s battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she and Eric explored fertility options through “Fertile Hope,” a national LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing support to people whose medical treatments pose the risk of infertility. This type of initiative, and LIVESTRONG as an entire organization, strive to “comprehensively improve the quality of life for members of the global cancer community.”
Stand Up To Cancer (“SU2C”):
Finding a cure to all forms of cancer is extremely important to us. SU2C facilitates groundbreaking cancer research in an effort to find a cure. SU2C’s unique funding model, which encourages collaboration rather than competition, has brought together some of the best and brightest within the cancer community. These “Dream Teams,” and a myriad of innovative research grants, help to improve treatment and bring us closer to ultimately finding a cure.