Estelle Benson, Founder, Wins PSI’s President’s Award

Right to left: Dana Kuhn, Ph.D., PSI President/Founder; Estelle Benson, GBS|CIDP Foundation Founder;  Gary Cross, Chairman of the PSI Board; Jim Ramano, PSI Director of Government Relations
Right to left: Dana Kuhn, Ph.D., PSI President/Founder; Estelle Benson, GBS|CIDP Foundation Founder;
Gary Cross, Chairman of the PSI Board;
Jim Ramano, PSI Director of Government Relations

The Foundation is pleased to announce that our founder, Estelle Benson, was awarded the President’s Award from the Patient Services, Inc. (PSI). The Foundation’s Regional Directors and several Board Members joined the PSI community in honoring Estelle on April 22, 2015. The reception was held in Washington, DC at the Rayburn House Office Building. In addition to Estelle, three congressman were also honored. This included: Leonard Lance form NJ, Cedric Richmond from LA, David Jolly from FL, and Gerald Connolly from VA. Ralph Neas, President & Chief Officer of Generic Pharmaceutical Association and also a founding member of the GBS-CIDP Foundation showed up to support the amazing work of Estelle!

PSI’s President Award recognizes a leader in the patient advocacy community who embodies the strength, wisdom, and vision of PSI’s Founder and President, Dana A. Kuhn, PhD. Estelle exemplifies these qualities and has devoted her time, energy, and passion to the service of patients with GBS, CIDP, and other variants for over 30 years.

About Patient Services, Inc.:
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is an independent, national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists patients with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions access their treatments and therapies. PSI raises private donations and utilizes those resources to subsidize health insurance premiums; pharmacy and treatment co-payments, and expenses associated with Medicare Part D. PSI currently assists over 15,000 patients across the country in over 25 different disease states.