Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Pheo Para Troopers Turn Five!

The Pheo Para Troopers celebrate their fifth year of patient advocacy on April 23, 2015.

While we take pride in our accomplishments over the last few years, we know our work is far from done. The Troopers promise to continue to look ahead. See what the Troopers plan for the next five years in the following Vision, Mission, and Core Values statement.


The Pheo Para Troopers over the next five years will:

  • Restructure in a manner that allows for global growth, board expansion and leadership, and the creation of an executive director role in order to facilitate our vision and mission
  • Seek out global partnerships with other pheo/para supporters to form community for the common good.
  • Focus to raise funds, as well as seek grants, to move forward with patient initiatives that support data collection, treatment, collaboration, and advocacy.
  • Further increase our presence as the patient-created non-profit advocacy organization for pheo/para that supports, educates, and empowers patients about their disease.


To empower and support pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma patients globally through knowledge, education, advocacy, and camaraderie while sponsoring key initiatives in data collection, treatment, collaboration, and patient wellness.

Core Values

Advocacy – We are actively engaged in activism and awareness campaigns for our disease.

Care – We cherish our community and demonstrate compassion and empathy in our responsiveness to everyone we encounter.

Integrity – We demonstrate reliability in all of our interactions through honesty, ethical conduct, accountability, transparency, and fairness.

Collaboration – We benefit the most when we collaborate with stakeholders like other charities, the medical and scientific communities, government bodies, and the pheo para community.

Community – We strive to build a strong pheo/para population that gives hope, a sense of connectedness, and camaraderie.  Together, we are strong.

Innovation – We continuously look for ways to improve our services to the pheo/para community. We are passionate about finding effective treatments and a cure.

Empowerment – We are committed to providing educational materials and medical information to the pheo/para community to enable patients and their supporters.

There are no words that adequately express our appreciation to all of our volunteers, allies, and supporters. Without you, we could not be here to make a difference!

Here is to the next five years! 

“For the patients, by the patients.”

PheoPara Alliance 2015 Gala

The PheoPara Alliance, allies to the Troopers, are holding a fundraising gala May 2, 2015. The event will take place in the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

Funds raised will benefit research to find a cure for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Approximately 90% of what the PheoPara Alliance raise from fundraising is used to support research grants and educational activities. To find out more about how these funds are used, read the Annual Chairman’s Report found on the PheoPara Alliance website.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 20



To register online, please visit:

Checks payable to Pheo Para Alliance can be sent to:

Pheo Para 2015 Annual Benefit
6111 Western Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20015

For more information, please contact: