|Bonnie Patricelli and son Ryan Juntti, a PH patient,|
created "Hot Holders for Hope" with a 2012 Lantos grant.
These hot beverage cup sleeves spread PH awareness
and point people toward PHA for more information.
This program is now in its fifth year of funding projects to advance the PH cause. This year the Lantos Awards program will provide as many as 10 grants of up to $5,000 each. Both domestic and international applications are welcome.
If you need ideas for projects or just want to see what others have done in the past, we’ve got lots to share. Take a look at some of the projects from the past four years:
- Steve Van Wormer, a PHA Board member and PH parent, created a series of PSAs to help raise PH awareness. One on the importance of early diagnosis of PH has become so popular, it’s been translated into more than 30 languages to help more than 40 national PH associations build their own early diagnosis campaigns across the globe. View the PSAs
- The PH association in Spain used its award to organize the first Seminar on Psychological Care for PH Patients, which reached out to psychologists and psychiatrists in Madrid. Learn more
- Donna Caterini, a PH patient and support group leader in Pennsylvania, used her Lantos Award to create PH awareness posters depicting the story of the three little pigs. The wolf is a PH patient, huffing and puffing, and the little pigs appear carefree because they know the wolf can’t get them. View the poster
The grant program is named for the late Rep. Tom Lantos, a longtime congressman from California who was the original sponsor of our bill in Congress after his granddaughter was diagnosed with PH. The program is funded by Gilead.
For more information or for help with your application, please reach out to Lantos@PHAssociation.org. I am so excited to work with you as you turn that spark of inspiration into a full-blown project to advance the PH cause. Although applications are due by April 15, 2014 – let’s chat today!