Lilly Stairs

Patient Leader

My reason for being was ignited in 2011 when I was diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions - Crohn's disease and Psoriatic Arthritis. From this time forward, I have dedicated my personal and professional life to patient advocacy. In addition to running my blog and social media dedicated to advocacy and the patient experience, I launched the 50 Cents for 50 Million campaign to raise awareness and funds for patients battling autoimmune diseases. I now serve on the board of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) and am the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health, a startup making it easier for patients to get access to breakthrough treatments and clinical trials.


San Francisco, CA


Best in Show: Podcast

Lilly reached out to me about her ambassador program Breakthrough Crew at the beginning of this year and I was honored to participate. Since then, she has allowed me to participate in her Patients Have Power Podcast and I've learned so much about advocacy, and literally having power as a patient, from her! She deserves this award 100%.

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Healthcare Collaborator: Patient
Lilly Stairs

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