J. Leighton Green
Phillips Brooks once said "The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden." A diagnosis of cancer presents an overwhelming burden, not just for the patient but for the entire family and support network. It is easier to come to grips with the reality of any crisis if we replace ignorance with information. The Green House, named in tribute to J. Leighton Green, Jr., is a place patients and consumers of any age can turn to get unbiased, reliable information about cancer.
John Leighton Green, Jr. valued and loved family, faith in God, friends, integrity, fairness, compassion and service. He lived them daily. It is our hope The Green House will serve to perpetuate his memory by providing compassion and service to those who are burdened with cancer.