An example of a VF Heroes card

Nominate your Vasculitis Patient Hero

Vasculitis is a challenging to diagnose.  It’s hard to explain to family and friends what it is like to live with this disease.  Each patient has their own story to tell.  During Vasculitis Awareness Month, the Vasculitis Foundation endeavors to share the patient experience so others may learn from it.

In 2022, we will continue to share a new series of patient stories told through collectable baseball type cards.  We call them Patient Heroes.  Each card will have a photo of the hero on the front.  On the back, the person’s name, type of vasculitis and year he/she was diagnosed.  Underneath there will be a quote from the person about his/her journey.  There will also be a QR Code, when you click on it with your internet connected device you will see and hear the person telling their story.  Nominations will open January 14, 2022.  The deadline to get your nomination in is Friday, February 11th at 5:00 p.m. ET.

This year will be the second year for the collectable cards.  Sponsors for Vasculitis Awareness Month will receive packets of cards, the number will vary based on the level of sponsorship.  If you are interested in a Patient Hero Sponsorship, please contact Beth Westbrook, Senior Director of Outreach, at [email protected]

The campaign is open to patients around the world.

Patients can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.

The Nomination Process – We’ve made it easier!  Just complete the application. The video and photo are no longer required for the initial nomination.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, February 11, 2022.