The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) Awareness Ambassador program began in 2011 with the intent to help the Foundation achieve our 5-Year Breakthrough Goal: “To shorten the time to diagnose Sjögren’s by 50% in 5 years." Thanks to the help of these amazing ambassadors, we not only met, but we exceeded this goal, taking the time it took to get a diagnosis down from 6 years to 2.8 years! 

Awareness Ambassadors are on the front lines, helping the SSF achieve their Mission and Vision of providing credible resources and conquering the complexities of Sjögren’s through awareness. They do this by implementing the SSF’s campaigns targeted at educating healthcare professionals in their area about the various manifestations of the disease. Together these Awareness Ambassadors have reached thousands of healthcare professionals throughout the country, making a tremendous impact on the landscape of Sjögren's in the medical community. Only when Sjögren’s is recognized as a serious and complex disease will patients receive the care needed. 

 “By becoming an Awareness Ambassador, you will be helping to increase awareness of Sjögren’s – a very important cause I have been proud to represent and lead since becoming the CEO. Please join with me as we make a difference in how Sjögren’s is perceived in both the medical field and general public.” - Steven Taylor, SSF CEO

Click here to learn about becoming an Awareness Ambassador

The SSF  wants to recognize The Carroll Petrie Foundation whose generous grant, supporting the Awareness Ambassador program, will allow us to provide the materials and support needed to increase awareness in communities across the United States.

 

Poor Richard's Almanac - Awareness Ambassador