StepUpReachOut LogoThe current year of the Step Up Reach Out (SURO) and AFFIRM program is on now. The programs can now be accessed on-line at the new website www.HemophiliaLEAD.net.

Step Up Reach Out

SURO and AFFIRM are international advocacy programs designed to provide hands-on leadershipleadership training to future patient organization leaders. SURO is targeted at 18-25 year olds who are interested in actively supporting their hemophilia communities. AFFIRM takes it a step further, targeting 26 – 38 year olds who are already advocates in their communities and who wish to deepen their skills to make an even greater impact.

  SURO is a one-year program comprised of 2 sessions, the first in San Francisco in the autumn, and the second in an international location in the spring. AFFIRM is run over a two year period with the first session in San Francisco in spring 2015 followed by 3 sessions in other international locations. There is no cost to the participant for these programs.training to future patient organization leaders. SURO is targeted at 18-25 year olds who are interested in actively supporting their hemophilia communities. AFFIRM takes it a step further, targeting 26 – 38 year olds who are already advocates in their communities and who wish to deepen their skills to make an even greater impact.

 These two programs have trained over 100 patient advocates from more than 25 countries and their impact is immense.  If you feel that you make have any interested candidates in your area please feel free to share the website and information with them.  The deadline for application is approaching fast at June 1, 2014.