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Fundraising Events

As a nonprofit organization, Patient Advocate Foundation relies on the support of our donors and partners in order to provide for needed services to patients.

Promise of HopeTo support the day-to-day operations of our case management team as well as additional programs (including academic scholarships for survivors), our organization hosts a number of fundraising events during the year. All of the funds raised at these events financial support to our Direct Patient Services to help patients of chronic, life-threatening or debilitating disease, obtain access to quality healthcare. With silent auctions, dinner and dancing, these events provide fellowship for donors in support of a good cause. The largest of our fundraising events is annual Promise of Hope Affair, which takes place in February in Hampton Roads area of Virginia. For more information specific to the upcoming Promise of Hope Affair click here.

Empowering Events

Patient CongressPatient Congress, Patient Advocate Foundation's largest national meeting held each June in Washington, DC, is attended by patients, caregivers, nurses, physicians, pharmaceutical representatives, insurance executives, and advocacy group representatives. Each year, Patient Congress has an average attendance of 150-200 attendees from each of the 50 states.

Patient Congress is a two-day symposium that strives to educate attendees on current healthcare legislation at the Federal level and provide them with a forum through which they can effect change through constituent visits with their Congressional member. All of the activities are designed to empower the attendees, allowing them to use their voice in an educated, informed way to effect change both legislatively and personally through treatment decisions.

In partnership with National Patient Advocate Foundation activities, Patient Congress will EDUCATE you on healthcare topics, EMPOWER you to take control of your own healthcare and encourage you to ENACT this education and empowerment to make a difference in the nation's healthcare system. For full event details, visit Patient Congress.

Partnering Events

Breakaway from CancerBreakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer -- from prevention through survivorship.

Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, wherever they may be in the cancer care continuum. The Breakaway from Cancer partners collectively offer people affected by cancer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patient's team of healthcare professionals:

Patient Advocate Foundation participates in Breakaway from Cancer awareness events throughout the year, including an organizational presence at the annual Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling in America held in California each May. For details of this event and PAF’s participation, visit