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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 at 10:00am
Start Location: District Harley-Davidson/BMW/Ducati,
7830 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
End Time: 1:00pm

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 is an invitation only event. To be added to our guest list, please contact Friends’ CEO Heidi Williams

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 July.

Save the Date:
November 20, 2024

17th Golf Tournament Monday April 28, 2025

Save the Date!
17th Golf Tournament
Monday April 28, 2025
Manor Country Club

Registration and more info to be announced.


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 of sweet and salty snacks, toiletries, puzzles, and art supplies to in-patients at their bedside.
  • Special treats during the holiday season included Pendleton plush blankets, fuzzy slipper socks, body lotion, and a choice of all-in-one art project kits.
  • Holiday lunch with made-to-order pizzas, fresh baked goods, and a choice of drinks delivered to their hospital rooms.
  • Gift cards for patients who are able to eat at outside restaurants.
  • Virtual reality games and crafting supplies to be used in rehabilitation therapy.

Shop our Amazon Wish List to add to Ana’s cart

Friends Photo Gallery

For photos from our past fundraisers and volunteer events, visit our Photo Gallery

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