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      JENNY KAREZI Foundation
NGO name/title: JENNY KAREZI Foundation
Legal form: NGO
Starting year of activity: 1992
Brief profile: Jenny Karezi was a famous Greek theater and cinema actress who died in Athens, July 1992.

Jenny Karezi –a cancer sufferer – greatly admired the new branch of medical science for the cancer pain relief and palliative care and the work of the specialized doctors who helped her relieving her pain.

She asked those close to her, to make it widely-known and assist the development of this branch of medicine in every possible way. So that other fellow sufferers could be freed from the agony of cancer and be able to live through their last days with dignity.

Following her expressed wish, a group of family relatives and friends have established the non-profit civil association “JENNY KAREZI FOUNDATION”, a few months after her death, to promote pain relief and palliative care services to every one in need. To do so, the new association has been engaged in fund raising activities and has greatly helped to upgrade the operation of the Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit (named also after JENNY KAREZI) of the Department of Radiology of Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens.

Since 2001, the above mentioned Unit has been transferred to the new premises of the Association (27, Korinthias Str. Ampelokipi, 1st, 2nd and 4rth floor). It continues its operation there financially assisted by the Association.

A multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers, is currently offering free of charge palliative care services to a steadily increasing number of patients (more than 500 new patients every year).

Pain relief and palliative care is the holistic and continuous care of patients whose disease is not responding to a radical therapeutic treatment. The control of pain and other symptoms is extremely important. The aim of Comforting Aid is the achievement of the best possible quality of life for the patients and the support of their families.

JENNY KAREZI Foundation as a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization is solely supported by donations and grants offered by private persons and companies.

Those wishing to assist our efforts could do so by donating any amount of money or participating in the fund-raising events organized by the Association. Deposits may be made to a number of Bank accounts or directly at the Association’s headquarters.

Depending on fund availability, we plan to develop a special service offering Palliative Care services at home (mobile unit), in order to facilitate those patients who are unable to move and cannot be transferred to our premises.
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Address: Korinthias 27 Postal code: 11526
City: Athens Greek state:
Website: www.jkf.gr
Contact person: Georgiou Efrosini
e-mail: info@jkf.gr fax: 210 7488437