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 […]

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 […]


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 Chinonso and Joseph:

Chinonso (Nonso) was born with sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder affecting red blood cells that leaves those afflicted in cycles of pain and in-and-out of hospitals. A documentary film sparked Nonso’s path to life-changing treatment: she watched the “The G Word with Adam Conover” episode ‘Disease’ that featured the NIH and the breakthrough procedure for Sickle Cell Disease developed at NIH. A bone marrow transplant could be a cure.

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.


Together We Give Today is #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving. A day when you can make a difference for brave NIH patients and their families. With your help, we will be able to keep patients in clinical trials, further medical research and support those most in need. Donate Now There are several ways to […]

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

We appreciate all of our Generous Sponsors!

Announcing our newest patient support program “Fridays with Ana and Friends”

Announcing our newest patient support program “Fridays with Ana and Friends” As we welcome summer, we are excited to kick off our newest program bringing smiles to patients and caregivers. On May 5th, we presented our new patient wellness cart with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the NIH Clinical Center’s 3NW and NE cancer units. […]

Thank you Golfers for making our 15th annual golf tournament a success!

Hello Golfers, Sponsors, Volunteers and Friends. A wonderful day was had by all at Friends at NIH’s 15th annual golf tournament. The sold out event was held at beautiful Manor country club in Rockville, Maryland. Thank you to all of our sponsors, players, special guest speakers, and volunteers for helping make this year’s event our […]

Happy Hour and Guest speakers at Friends’ Golf Tournament 2023 !

We are thrilled to welcome our wonderful guest speakers! Please plan to stay after lunch for awards, drinks on the patio and a relaxing afternoon with our guest speakers and charity partners.  

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