City of Hope charged W2O with increasing awareness and enhancing the reputation of its Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute to support its ongoing goal of attracting financial donations for research. Since the Institute primarily focused on research, City of Hope initially had few relationships with diabetes patient advocacy groups. It became critically important to strengthen the existing relationships and develop new ones, as they were vital for engaging the patient community in conversations around diabetes innovation.
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