Q: What is the HHP Challenge?
A: The HHP Challenge is one of two 50 day fundraisers aimed at raising money to help us launch our Peer-Led Patient Advocacy Program in 2019. The goal is for each Challenge to raise a suggested minimum of $500 over 50 days, but any amount helps! We’d love to have you onboard for either of the Challenges.
Q: What is the difference between the two Challenges?
A: One Challenge involves volunteering your time to a charity of your choice (which could be HHP as well as others) and asking sponsors to donate for every hour you volunteer. The other Challenge involves raising money directly from sponsors. To take the Challenge with volunteering, click here. If you prefer to raise money directly, click here. We appreciate you taking the time to check us out.
Q: Does it cost any money?
A: No, it’s free to sign up.
Q: How can I get people to donate?
A: Make a list (we suggest a minimum of 25, ideally 50+) of your closest friends, family members, and people who can help you reach your goal. Check in with your potential donors and keep them updated with the work you’ve done! We’ll send you emails regularly with sample text to send to them regarding donating. Selflessness can be infectious, so as long as they see the positive contributions you’re making in your community, they’ll want to spread the love too.
Q: Can I just donate and not take the Challenge?
A: Absolutely! Just click this link and it’ll take you straight to our fundraising page.
Q: What if I don’t reach my $500 goal?
A: That’s ok, because every dollar helps. We greatly appreciate your help!
Q: Is there a place where Challengees can connect with each other?
A: Not yet, but we are in the works on creating a Facebook group to do so. We’ll send you an email once it’s live!
Q: How can I quickly explain what HHP is all about?
A:. HHP’s mission is to provide donation based, peer-to-peer programs whereby people can help each other with their health issues, reducing inequities in health outcomes. HHP has a special focus on the underserved and vulnerable population groups, as well as the elderly and their caregivers.( Who we are )
To take our mission a step further, we are working to launch a Peer-Led Patient Advocacy Program, the focus of our crowdfunding and the Challenge in 2019, in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Los Angeles, California, with more cities being added from 2020.
Q: What is patient advocacy?
A: Advocacy provides support to those who find it difficult to have their voice heard. Patient advocates encourage and empower patients to speak up for themselves and become active participants in all their healthcare decisions.
Q: What is the benefit of patient advocacy?
A: Navigating the healthcare landscape can be tricky. If you’ve known someone who has been misdiagnosed or presented with the wrong treatment, you’re not alone. Advocates aim to reduce those issues by working with a patient and their medical team to ensure a patient is aware of all of their options. We want patients to receive the treatments that will best help them, resulting in better outcomes for their health.