Meet Jessica and her mom Phyllis

Jessica was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease just after she was born, before she and her parents left the hospital. At two years old came the first bouts with pain caused by this rare genetic disease. The pain could occur anywhere blood circulates and triggered by any stress including climbing a flight of stairs. The […]

16th Annual Friends Golf Tournament raises $50,000!

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors and all our players, our 16th annual event was a great success. We had 102 players, beautiful weather, and a great location in Manor Country Club. We are grateful to Clinical Center CEO Dr. James K. Gilman who spoke so eloquently about our special NIH patients and how Friends is […]

NIH Police Show their Support for Patients

Friends received a generous donation from NIH Police Chief Cleveland L. Spruill Sr at the annual NIH Police Day event held in front of Building One on May 16, 2024. The NIH Division of Police is part of the Office of Research Services, and a long-time supporter of Friends and of patients and families at […]

Motorcycle Ride for Charity – June 21, 2024

Federal News Network’s anchor Tom Temin is hosting the 5th annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity. It will benefit the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, Friends of Patients at the NIH and the U.S. War Dogs Association. Sign up the for ride here! Date: Friday, June 21, 2024 Start Time: Gather at 9:15am, kickstands up […]

Friends Night Out 2024! October 17, 2024

Friends Night Out 2024! October 17, 2024 New Location: Manor Country Club Ballroom, Rockville, MD (plenty of parking!) We hope you will join us for our annual event, with a performance by NIH’s own “Affordable Rock and Roll Act” band, featuring Dr. Francis Collins and an incredibly talented group of NIH doctors and scientists. This […]

Friends teams up with Progress Club for Charity Poker Tournament

November 20, 2024 In partnership with The Progress Club Foundation, and MGM Casinos, Friends will host our first charity poker tournament in North Bethesda. All players will have the chance to win and know a portion of all proceeds will be donated to patient programs. We hope you will join us. Invitations going out in […]

Volunteer Opportunities

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? We welcome your time and energy. Contact Christine here to learn more.

We are turning 40!

Friends of Patients at the NIH (originally Friends of the Clinical Center) was established in 1984 by members of the NIH community who saw first-hand the financial and emotional challenges faced by patients and their families, and the risk to the research should such challenges interrupt someone’s ability to their complete treatment at NIH. The […]

ANA’S IMPACT IS GROWING

Ana Longenderfer Dougherty and her family learned first hand what patients and their families go through to participate in an NIH clinical trial. In Ana’s memory and per her wishes, Ana’s Impact supports patients and their families during their treatment at NIH though these programs: Fridays with Ana and Friends, where volunteers deliver a variety […]

Meet Zander and his mom Adriana

Housing and incidentals support from Friends filled the gap between what Zander’s research protocol would cover and what the family would need to fulfill the transplant requirements.

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