Our father and grandfather, Michael “Pop” Fisher, never let cancer steal his happiness. Instead of getting depressed that the grass could be greener if only he didn’t have cancer, he kept his spirits high by focusing on the green grass he had. His daily reminder and mantra was “green side up!”
This is the ethos and inspiration we want to share with young people and families battling cancer. We established the Green Side Up Foundation in 2013 to assist the largest hospital in our region, Mission Hospital, raise more support for the patients they serve at Mission Children's world-class Cancer Center.
Your contributions to the Green Side Up Foundation go directly to immediate needs such as the following:
Snacks and meals for hungry, low-income children who travel long distances and have long cancer treatment procedures;
iPads, books and games to help children focus on fun while experiencing scary or intimidating things like chemotherapy;
Uplifting and healing experiences like visits from a therapy dog or music therapy;
Arts and crafts with a nurturing and loving art teacher; and,
Please join our family in delivering happiness to our neighbors and friends who don’t want to let cancer steal their children’s happiness.
Green Side Up!
-Taryn Hoffman, Executive Director of Green Side Up Foundation
Taryn Hoffman Executive Director
Damien Hoffman Co-Founder
Derek Hoffman Co-Founder
Pediatric cancer services at Mission Children's Hospital
The pediatric cancer team at Mission Children's Hospital consists of three board certified hematologists/oncologists specially trained to manage complex pediatric cancers and blood disorders. Their program also includes pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, social workers, pharmacists and Child Life therapists providing excellent and comprehensive medical care to the young patients of western North Carolina.
Mission's program is the only group specifically trained and certified to care for pediatric patients with cancer or blood disorders in western North Carolina. The location in the SECU Cancer Center allows for comprehensive care in one central location with on-site laboratory services, pharmacy and infusion center for chemotherapy administration.
For more information about Mission Children's Hospital's services, please call (828) 213-9770.
Green Side Up Foundation is a non-profit organization providing support for the cancer services at Mission Children’s Hospital. Through your generous donation, our goal is to provide happiness experiences for Mission’s youngest cancer patients.