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Educate • Empower • Activate

Your donation develops free programs that help cancer patients and care partners achieve health equity and the best possible treatment outcomes


Patient Empowerment Network

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is virtually-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN# 27-1295230) dedicated to improving health literacy and treatment outcomes for cancer patients and care partners at every step of their journey.

Through the generosity of donors like you, Patient Empowerment Network develops free programs which annually serve more than 350,000 people impacted by cancer.


The best cancer outcomes happen when you're empowered to ask the right questions, at the right time. Yet a diagnosis can make patients and their families feel out of control.

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is where to go for help.

Through free online resources and digital literacy skills training, we provide trusted support for every step of a cancer journey. From diagnosis and testing, treatment, clinical trials, financing, recovery, to survivorship, PEN connects those in need to programs, experts, peers, and tailored resources that catalyze improved cancer outcomes.

What differentiates PEN from other cancer advocacy groups is that we take patient education a step further; we educate, then ACTIVATE patients and their care partners to become co-decision makers with their healthcare teams. By insisting on the most current and personalized care available, empowered patients achieve better treatment outcomes.

Many of our programs specifically target BIPOC, elderly, and other underserved cancer patients and care partners. These include free webinars with leading medical experts, digital literacy skills training workshops, downloadable doctor’s visit check-lists, online courses which teach skills including how to use telemedicine, animated explainer videos, patient story vignettes, a blog, activity guides, and more.

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These free programs depend entirely on donations.
Please help a cancer patient to achieve better treatment outcomes by donating today.

If you prefer to make an offline donation, you can postal mail a check, payable to Patient Empowerment Network to:

Patient Empowerment Network
2020 Maltby Road
Ste 7 PMB 124
Bothell, WA 98012