Partners and Supporters

Patients Rising University receives grants from a number of corporate supporters, which fund the educational programs and initiatives. None of the Patients Rising’s or Patient Rising Univeristy’s  programs or positions are influenced in any way by our funders. We also work in partnership with a number of like-minded non-profit organizations to reach patients, caregivers, health professionals and policymakers through a range of communications channels. This allows the us to have a broader reach and magnify the impact of our mission grants.

Our partners and supporters enhance our ability to help patients across disease states, strengthen our conversations with stakeholders in all sectors of the healthcare system – patients, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, payers, innovators, regulators and legislators – and create the multiplier effect so the voices of patients will be heard.

In essence, our partners and supporters are valued members of the Patients Rising community. Their generous financial and in-kind support allowed Patients Rising University to launch in Spring 2018. For more information about partnering or supporting Patients Rising mission and programs, please contact Terry Wilcox: Ph: 202.904.2462 | Email


  • The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) is a grassroots organization of patients, caregivers, doctors and medical researchers dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to kidney cancer through increased funding to accelerate research that will lead to a cure for all patients and prevent future kidney cancer diagnoses.

  • The mission of Cancer 101 is to empower, inform and engage patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnosis, navigate the cancer journey, and partner with their healthcare team to make informed decisions.

  • The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization that promotes the improvement of health care in the United States by supporting the development of and access to safe and novel, evidence-based treatments and technologies.

  • The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.


  • LegalZoom works to make sure that legal solutions are available to everyone.

  • Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen is a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses.

  • Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is a patient-focused integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation.

  • The world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines and many of the world’s best-known consumer brands.