Ed and Pat Sanders are founders of the 50 Hoops National Prostate Cancer Basketball Tournaments & Health Fairs and the National Physician and Family Referral (or NPFR) Project.Ed Sanders is a co-founder of 50 Hoops/ NPFR PROJECT. The organization was founded when he was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 1995. He formerly played professional basketball overseas, co-founded the International Black Network Exchange, where he and his wife traveled around the world helping African American businesses launch new ventures in the UK, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean He served as a marketing Associate for “Made in the USA Trade fairs to South Africa and spearheaded the first South Africa Hoop Dreams for President Nelson Mandela in 1995. Pat is CEO and Director of NPFR. As Development Director for African American Health Matters, she is responsible for design and execution of all pre and post market projects. She directs, and coordinates the planning, research and development of patient education projects, and advises on outreach opportunities that help develop and create new ventures for the company. As co-founder, she works with physicians, hospitals and national nonprofit partners to implement national programs and scout venues for health, disease and clinical trials education. Pat advises and recommends opportunities to implement field research and focus groups that help to assess the best outreach to African Americans. Ed and Pat celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary-- and working together-- January 1, 2011. They continue to celebrate with the launch of the first radio patient education outreach, “African American Health Matters” on Cyberstation USA.
Ed is President and Co-Founder P&E Associates: 1990- Present. P&E Associates is a Clinical Trials Recruitment Consulting company that specialize in recruiting African American and minority patients into clinical trials. Through cutting edge community involvement and media education, P&E Associates provides its clients with a “new patient population” from which to recruit for their trials, while educating about diseases that critically affect this population. As co-founder and COO of 50 Hoops and NPFR, he works with administration and data development/ analysis. He coordinates all sales and clinical staff.Pat Sanders is Director of 50 Hoops and NPFR, she is responsible for design and execution of all pre and post market partnerships. She directs, coordinates, and administers planning, research and development of patient education, advises on outreach opportunities and development of new ventures based upon best case scenario for reaching African Americans. As co-founder of 50 Hoops and NPFR Project, she works with national nonprofit partners to implement C.E.D.R.I.C.T’S field research and scout African American venues for health and clinical trials education. She advises and recommends opportunities to implement field research focus groups to assess best outreach to African Americans.
Physicians with a story, Health information and resources that better educate African Americans about diseases and clinical trials and health partners for our nation-wide outreach.
Ed: Our life is dedicated to patient education, so that's our charity. At home I like to watch basketball, football and mostly all sports, I also like black and white movies.Pat: I sang opera back in the day, so I enjoy singing with choirs occasionally. I Like black and white movies, yoga, reality shows and teaching my grandchildren new things.
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