Friends’ Night Out September 13, 2018

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Hear the Beat
Rock with Researchers
Celebrate Patients’ Feats

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018

VIP Reception: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Celebration: 6:30 to 9:30pm

Where: AMP by Strathmore
11810 Grand Park Ave (Pike and Rose)
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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Please join Friends of Patients at the NIH, along with National Institutes of Health Special Guests, for an intimate evening to celebrate the partnership of patients, doctors, and researchers to find lifesaving cures!

Be a part of Friends’ support of this groundbreaking work that benefits us all.

Dance to the music of the NIH’s own Affordable Rock’n’ Roll Act Band

“Friend Sponsors” to “Event Sponsors” ticket holders are invited to the VIP reception preceding the event.

For questions, please contact Therese Draddy at (301) 651-2885 or



Help Friends at NIH Support Patients, like Dixon.

Friends of Patient at the NIH provided support to 17-year-old Dixon and his family last year when he came to the NIH seeking a stem cell transplant for Sickle Cell Disease.

This year Dr. John Tisdale, his physician, who has pioneered this experimental treatment, says it is safe to say Dixon is cured! What great words for Dixon’s family to hear!

Initially, Dixon’s father, Leonard, took him and his older sister, Flavia, to India from their native country of Uganda. Both children had Sickle Cell Disease.

The family could only afford treatment for one child at a time, so Flavia told her little brother, “You go first.” Unfortunately, Flavia died waiting for medicine.

When Dixon’s father heard about this treatment in the United States, he resolved to do everything possible to save Dixon’s life. Hear Dixon’s story in his own words, meet his father and the physician/researcher, Dr. John Tisdale.

Please help us help provide emergency financial support to many more NIH patients in clinical trials, like Dixon.



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