The ANA is 40!
The ANA was founded in Carlisle, PA in 1981 by Virginia Fickel Ehr. After having surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma in 1977, she resolved that future acoustic neuroma patients should have easy-to-read medical materials about their condition, as well as support and comfort from other patients.
With the help of her physician, she contacted eight other patients and formed the Acoustic Neuroma Association to provide the information and support to newly diagnosed patients that she was unable to find when she was looking.
We are incredibly grateful to Ginny and the other founding staff, members, and board of directors - we wouldn't be here today without them.
We are excited to celebrate this milestone in different ways throughout the year. We hope you will join us as we look back with appreciation and forward with determination.
Calling all artists!
We want to highlight artwork from the AN community to commemorate this momentous occasion. If you are an artist - painter, graphic designer, photographer, sketch artist, whatever! - we would love it if you sent us something to be displayed in our Showcase. Our hope is that by creating a collection of these wonderful pieces, we might tell a great, patient-focused, artistic story for our 40th anniversary. More Information.
More information to come soon!