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How Patient Advocates can make the most of Awareness Holidays

Raising awareness about a disease or health concern can be an excellent means to foster an appreciation for patients and families, encourage donations to research, or even education about preventative measures. Awareness holidays offer major opportunities to get the word out about a specific disease or overall community. Patient advocates can take advantage of this…

6th Annual WEGO Health Awards Schedule of Events

Now that we have the best of the best in patient advocacy nominated for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards, it’s time for the voting to commence! We're proud to announce we've received close to 2,500 nominations and almost 30,000 endorsements this WEGO Health Award's season. We're blown away by the work of these tremendous…

Building​ Health Awareness Events Around Substance Abuse Awareness

As the battle to face the addiction epidemic continues to prove to be an important agenda, it is important that recovery advocates remain vigilant about speaking out. This coupled with a growing sober culture on the rise means that we are beginning to see local communities creating educational and advocacy events to bring more awareness…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Jessica Gimeno

Some people would say all superheroes can fly, however, here at WEGO Health- we don't believe the cape says it all. Day in and day out, we see thousands of incredible patient leaders- striving for change, pushing the limits and stepping into the action to change healthcare for the better. The #WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series podcast had…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Barby Ingle

Year in and year out we come across Patient Leaders who continue to change the health world. These Patient leaders are true stars who continue to shine and don't fit into just one category.  Basically, they've done it ALL! During the WEGO Health Awards, we like to recognize these Patient Leaders with the Lifetime Achievement…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Tory Aquino

There are many reasons Patient Leaders get involved in advocacy, Tory's just happens to be her daughter.  Tory's  daughter, Mariah, was active and full of energy from birth, so it was alarming when her daughter started complaining of joint pains and suddenly became inactive at age four.  The cause of Mariah’s suffering was a mystery…
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