Mission Statement and Vision
Supporting Individuals and Families Battling Blood Cancer
The mission of The Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation is to advocate for blood, platelet, and plasma donation within the Asian-American communities in an effort to help those battling blood cancers. Research has shown that Asian-Americans only make up 2.2% of donors. We hope that through fundraising, advocacy, and hosting our own drives, that we can help raise awareness and help the Asian-American community become more involved to help save others.
We show our commitment to our mission statement by:
G- Growing the number of regular blood donors through our blood drives. In our inaugural event in 2017, we had 27 first time individuals sign up to give blood. We also registered 8 others for the national bone marrow registry (individuals willing to donate their bone marrow to help potentially save the life of someone battling blood cancer).
R- Raising awareness throughout the Asian-American community. Whether it’s hosting blood drives, bringing in guest speakers for lectures, or something as simple as walking in a loved one’s honor, the GRO foundation does everything possible to promote its mission statement.
O- Offering support to those in need. Whether it’s lending a helping hand supporting organizations like Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Heartland Blood Center or Be the Match, to educating the public about the important of an annual CBC (complete blood count) during your physical, the Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation is here for you. In the years to come, we also want to establish a network of volunteers who will visit cancer wards and just spend time with those battling and telling those individuals to continue fighting and never give up.