Friends’ Night Out
An Evening to Celebrate
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Join us for an evening to celebrate patients and research at our annual gala, October 24, 2019, at the AMP Powered by Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.

Come dance with us to old and new favorites with the NIH’s own Affordable Rock ‘N’ Roll Act band!

It’s an evening of fun, food, and good company.

Registration will open soon!


Last Year: FRIENDS’ NIGHT OUT Celebration – 2018

Thank you to sponsors, guests and the band!

Sandeep Somaiya, Board Member and Platinum Sponsor from NET eSolutions, introduced NIH Director Francis Collins.

Dr. Collins thanked Friends at NIH for its critical support to patients and families and noted it’s been quite a journey since the first gala in a car dealership to this evening’s celebration with NIH’s own 14-member Affordable Rock ‘N’ Roll Act band.



Volunteer to help us with patient parties and other activities:

Contact Therese Draddy (301) 651-2885 or

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

Friends Photo Gallery

Check out the fun!


The Friends of Patients at the NIH