Daniel’s Story – The Gift of Housing

Cooking is Daniel’s passion and work. A chef and restaurant consultant from Lawton, OK, Daniel, 53, is stirring up a special stovetop meal in the comfort of an apartment, sponsored by Friends’ donors at The Flats 8300 near the NIH campus. Daniel feels good and says standing, including at the stove, is part of his […]

Gracias to The Flats 8300 for the Fundraiser Especial

The Flats 8300 Apartments, managed by The Bozzuto Group, sponsored a Spanish themed benefit for Friends at NIH. Debra Parker, Director of Residence Services and producer of the event, explains how the benefit originated. “We love having you as residents here in the building and we really believe in supporting what you do, so we […]

Welcome to our Summer Interns

Elizabeth Tarallo, a junior at American University, and Beatrice Bailey, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Honoring Fathers – and this Special Dad

Ron is the father of six children – a mix of biological, step and adopted. Amazingly, five are teenagers, all looking to him for guidance in challenging years. The 42-year-old Chicagoan has kidney cancer which makes him keenly aware of his mortality and his desire to be a good role model for his family. He […]

Mother Knows Best…it’s better to give than receive

Please consider honoring your mother with a special gift to help patients and their families this Mother’s Day. Konjit has lung cancer. She’s enrolled in a treatment trial at the NIH in hopes of prolonging her life. Her greatest pride is her 21-old-daughter, a student at Stanford, and her 19-year-old son, also in college. She […]

Race for RP Dedicates June to ‘Friends with Relapsing Polychondritis’

Race for RP helps patients travel to the National Institutes of Health.
In celebration of the outstanding global awareness generated by the Race for RP logo flying on the No. 63 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet driven by Ed Jones at this year’s Indianapolis 500, Race for RP has dedicated the month of June to helping its friends who have relapsing polychondritis or “RP”.

Matthew and his wife, Dana

Matthew’s Drive for a Cure

Matthew and wife, Dana, both worked two jobs until recently. He has always been too proud and independent to need or ask for help, Dana explains. But his journey from his home near Baltimore to the National Institutes of Health to enroll in a treatment study tipped the scales of challenges and they reached out […]

Dr. Terri Cooper

Thank You Dr. Cooper

Dr. Terri Cooper recently retired from the Board of Directors after serving nearly five years. Terri brought her professional insights, personal passion and extensive network of colleagues and friends to enrich our development and marketing work to raise the visibility of Friends. “There is so much competition among charities out there. Friends at NIH is […]

The Winner’s Circle: Congrats Golfers & Thank You Sponsors

Winning Team
Tom Mavrikes, Brit Musser,
Zach Lese & Mike Baker
Kamis Professional Staffing

Congrats this Week to our Friends’ Former Interns

Congrats this week to our Friends’ former interns, Willem Miller, graduate of Georgetown University with a major in Mathematics; and Benjamin Campbell, graduate Cum Laude with honors in Philosophy, and double minors in History and Environmental Sciences. Good luck to both of you on future endeavors!

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