We Need Your Financial Support

Dear PSC Community,
From the beginning of Ben’s Friends Rare Disease Communities, we have desired to provide these sites free of charge to our patients and their families. However, it costs us several thousand dollars a month to keep our 40+ rare communities up and running. Would you consider a tax-deductible contribution to Ben’s Friends? Your contribution will enable us to continue to provide this site now and in the years to come. Thank you.


Hello Mark:
Yes happy to make a donation, and glad to see you asking of this.

I am not sure I can remember you ever asking the community for a donation, but feel a routine ask is definitely warranted. I would not have even thought to donate if not asked.

Thanks for all your hard work on this…

Hi. I wanted to thank you for your recent generous donation. I know Ben’s Friends was a great lifeline for me personally when I was battling PSC. The support I received during those years was a great help and encouragement to me. We want to keep all of our communities open and continue to provide the support needed to all of our 40+ rare disease communities. It does take close to $3,000 a month to keep everything going with most of that going to our fees for websites, domains, and other IT-related costs. We do pay a small honorarium to several of our staff but most of our moderation is done by volunteers. None of us are in it for the money for sure, but it continues to be a privilege to serve. Take care, my friend.