Month: January 2019


2018 Top 10 Best in Show: Communities

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community…

3 Ways to Authentically Engage Patients on Facebook

If you want to engage patients, you need to know where to find them. While there are thousands of thriving patient communities online, Facebook is still the largest single gathering place. But knowing where patients are is only half the challenge. Engagement is the bigger issue. Here are three ways to more effectively connect with…

4 Reasons to Use Humor in Your Advocacy

As the winner of the 2018 WEGO Health Award for Hilarious Patient Leader, I'm often asked why I chose to approach cancer in such a humorous light. To be quite honest, it really comes down to one, single fact - I only have one, single testicle. Rather than hiding that I’m now 50% more aerodynamic…

2018 Top 10 Rookies of the Year

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community…

Announcing the 2019 WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board

The Patient Leaders in our Network are our true north.  Listening and collaborating with each and every one of our Leaders helps to guide us to stay on mission. Each year, we look to our WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board to aid us in contributing ideas and providing constructive feedback on how to carry out WEGO…

5 Tips for Sharing Your Story

  Sharing your story can be scary and intimidating. You may wonder why would anyone ever want to hear what I have gone through? What makes what I have to say important? Will I be laughed at or criticized? Well, I’m here to tell you I was in that phase of hesitancy but decided to…
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