At the IPPF’s Patient Conference in Chicago, the IPPF celebrated a major milestone: 20 years helping P/P patients around the world. Congressman Danny Davis (district) talked about how important foundations like the IPPF are in advocating for patients, and how proud he was to speak at our event.
Dr. Grant Anhalt was one of the original supporters of the Foundation. Early on, he helped make industry connections, meet physicians and researchers, and provided expert advice that she shared with anyone who would listen.
Dr. Anhalt and IPPF CEO Will Zrnchik surprised IPPF Founder Janet Segall with a commemorative plate signifying the IPPF’s 20 successful years. The importance of having the IPPF there for newly diagnosed patients cannot be underestimated, and with the momentum in place, the next 20 years will be even more successful.
Founding the IPPF was no easy task and required extra effort, steadfast dedication, and undeniable passion. There are few people who have embodied the IPPF like Janet has. When a person exhibits similar traits, they are recognized with the IPPF
Founder’s Award. This year, Janet and Will presented Rebecca Oling, IPPF Board of Directors, with the award. In 2013, to add to Rebecca’s hours of in-person and online peer support, membership on the Awareness Campaign steering committee, she appeared on the morning show Good Morning New Haven and starred in an 11-video compilation about the IPPF on the Giving Library (www.givinglibrary.com).
It took a moment for it to sink in as Rebecca was at a loss of words. With applause filling the room, Rebecca accepted the award and said how honored she is to be considered as dedicated as Janet was and is to our cause.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed the Casino Night fundraiser and live DJ. At the end of the night, after iPads, autographed books, and assorted prizes were claimed, $18,404 was raised for patient support!
Thank you everyone! Here’s to the next 20 years! ippf