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Ben's Friends

Ben’s Friends

Ben’s Friends mission is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.

Founded: 2007 by Benjamin Munoz III, Scott Orn

Ben’s Friends
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Austin, Texas, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000

Ben’s Friends is a network of safe and supportive patient communities for anyone affected by a rare disease or chronic condition. Recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Ben’s Friends is a grassroots organization run by patients for patients. It is not a top-down, “expert advice” experience but a community offering peer-to-peer support. The value of this approach is evidenced by our hundred volunteer moderators, who are either patients themselves or relatives of patients, who believe in the mission and are willing to invest their time and share the knowledge and insights they have gained with members arriving daily in need of help. Ben’s Friends considers the patient perspective in everything we do.

Funders and Awards

Yahoo, LinkedIn, IdealEthos, 2600CloudTelecom, C Space, Design Science, BioBlast Pharma