Patient Leader


Ithaca, NY


Advocating for Another Lifetime Achievement Award Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Community Best in Show: Facebook Patient Leader Hero




Silver Stethoscope

Fantastic blog dedicated to helping others. Great for resources of all types (information, pending legislation). She keeps it upbeat, and her personal tone is amazing!

I met Heather Swift when we both reviewed breast cancer grants for the CDMRP. Heather's thorough reviews from her perspective as a consumer reviewer and cancer survivor made us think more about the impact of the grants beyond the science. I have since known her as a tireless advocate for cancer patients who is involved in scores of advocacy groups.  — Brian

Heather has been an active health activist in the cancer community since her first diagnosis in 1998. A leader in legislative advocacy, patient education, community involvement, and information dissemination. I nominate Heather for her tireless work in creating a more effective infrastructure for patients to become advocate for their health.  — Marie


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