Each year, 6,000 patients come to the NIH seeking hope. They hope for a cure. And they hope that their own bravery will advance doctors’ understanding of cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and very rare diseases. While they are focused on getting well, the Friends of Patients at the NIH provides a helping hand to ensure that they have the strength to continue their fight. Patients travel from far away to the Washington area and stay for weeks or months. That’s when the Friends steps in to help them feel at home in the Washington area while also maintaining their lives back home.


NIH patients rely on the Friends. And the Friends relies on you.

There are so many ways to be a Friend today!


You can also easily contribute through the United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) each year.

Friends of Patients at the NIH

12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thank you to all our sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Cart Sponsor

Corporate Hole Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Hole Sponsor

Norman Hochman- in honor of Joyce Tish and Beth Cooper


Meet Our Friends!

Event Sponsor

Best Friend 


Faithful Friend 



Mary Hennessey and Daniel Cunningham
Jeff Vigne
Diane Baker
Ross and Beth Cooper
Roger and Michele Longenderfer


The Friends of Patients at the NIH