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Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program

Are you someone living with Wilson’s disease with a passion for advocacy? You may be eligible to apply for sponsored learning experience packages! 

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About the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program +

We are continually inspired by the dedication of those in the Wilson’s disease community to raise awareness and advocate for one another.

There are so many of you doing great work for the community, and we’d like to take this opportunity to support your efforts by launching the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program.

Advocacy and community engagement begin with you. By taking care of yourself first, you’ll be able to continue to give back to the community second. We’ve curated packages designed to support you, as you contribute to the community.

In the words of Dr. Maya Angelou,

Nutrition icon I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me. Nutrition icon

We are offering a limited number of sponsored learning experience packages that will contribute to overall wellness. Awardees will be able to choose a learning experience that focuses on one of the following.

Nutrition icon Nutrition
Mental Health icon Mental Health
Storytelling icon Storytelling

Each award package includes learning experiences (online classes or subscriptions) with related products and is valued at up to $750. Up to 10 winners will be accepted. The award packages are as follows:

  • Nutrition
    • One-time private Skype cooking class with chef to cook dish of individuals’ choice at The Chef and The Dish
    • One-year subscription to Master Class with courses including cooking with Wolfgang Puck
    • Products may include: cooking utensils, personalized wooden spoon, personalized apron, and a bound copy of the WD Rx Access cookbook
  • Mental Health
    • One-year subscription to Calm app for guided meditations
    • One-year subscription to Alo Moves with unlimited fitness and yoga classes
    • One-year subscription to Master Class, with courses including RuPaul’s lesson on self-expression
    • Products may include: yoga equipment, personalized water bottle, stress balls, personalized journal, personalized pens
  • Storytelling
    • Gotham Writers courses such as memoir writing. Recipients can select from courses up to the value of one 10-week online workshop
    • One-year subscription to Master Class with courses including: Margaret Atwood on creative writing, Neil Gaiman on the art of storytelling
    • Products may include: journal, personalized pens, writing prompts activity, storytelling guide
Program Eligibility+

To apply for our Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Are a United States citizen residing in the United States
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Have been diagnosed with Wilson’s disease and are under the care of a licensed healthcare professional in the US, confirmed via form signed by a healthcare professional treating you for Wilson’s disease (e.g., hepatologist or neurologist or other specialist familiar with your Wilson’s disease treatments). Please note, you do not need to be prescribed Syprine or Cuprimine in order to be eligible for the program.
  • Submit all materials according to the application instructions and application form.

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program:

  • Healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) and their staff, and the families of each (e.g., parents, children, siblings, and spouses, and those with whom they live) are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • Employees of Bausch Health or any of its affiliates or of any entity assisting in the administration of the Bausch Health Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • Anyone eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B and D plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state healthcare programs, are not eligible to participate in the program.
How to Apply+

application icon Application Instructions

  • Complete the application form and medical statement form.
    • The application form includes your personal information (name, contact information, age, address) as well as space to complete a short essay, between 250-300 words, that describes the impact Wilson’s disease has had on your life, a summary of your advocacy efforts, and how the learning experience package will contribute to your well-being.
    • The medical statement form confirms you are living with Wilson’s disease and signifies you give Bausch Health permission to receive your information and feature you in promotional materials.
  • Submit all materials as PDF files (waiver, essay, application form) via email to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.
    • Any submissions mailed to Bausch Health or handed in to a doctor or employee will not qualify.
    • In the body of the email, please include your full name, address, phone number, and the sponsorship package you are applying for (e.g., Nutrition, Mental Health, or Storytelling).

application icon Timing

Application submissions will close at 11:59 PM EST on December 31. Awardees will be contacted directly and formally announced in the beginning of 2022.

application icon Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated according to following criteria:

  • Commitment: history of commitment to Wilson’s disease community or strong interest in serving the community now and/or in the future
  • Relevance: the applicant can demonstrate that the learning experience will be relevant to his/her well-being and advocacy plans
  • Need: learning experience will help fulfill a personal need, related to advocacy efforts for larger Wilson’s disease community

The use of a Bausch Health product (Syprine/Cuprimine) is not required to participate in the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition program.

All applications and the rights to their publication become the property of Bausch Health, which may use, edit or excerpt these entries including your name, Wilson’s disease status, and the content of the essay for promotional or any other purpose without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise. You have the right to revoke your authorization with respect to uses and disclosures of your information going forward at any time, so long as you do so in writing by sending a notice to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com. If an applicant revokes the right to their information and would later like to opt back in you can do so in writing by sending notice to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

Bausch Health reserves the right to use the recipients’ names, likeness and quotes in any advertising, websites or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the recipients. A recipient may decline to participate in any publicity campaign related to being awarded an award package; in such a case, the recipient's city and state will be used to identify the recipient. However, such a request shall have no effect on ownership of the Recognition Program applications by the Program Sponsor as otherwise provided for on WDRxAccess.com. To decline the use of your personal information (e.g. name, application essay) email this address WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

Contact information and addresses will be used to notify awardees and to deliver the awards.

Application +

Please download the application form at the button below. Please fill out the form and email the completed application to: WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

In addition to completing the application, please work with a licensed US healthcare professional treating you for Wilson’s disease (e.g., hepatologist or neurologist or other specialist familiar with your Wilson’s disease treatments) to fill out the form indicating that you have been diagnosed with Wilson’s disease.

Please download the medical statement form at the button below. Please fill out the form and email the completed form along with your completed application to: WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

The use of a Bausch Health product (Syprine/Cuprimine) is not required to participate in the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition program.

All applications and the rights to their publication become the property of Bausch Health, which may use, edit or excerpt these entries including your name, Wilson’s disease status, and the content of the essay for promotional or any other purpose without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise. You have the right to revoke your authorization with respect to uses and disclosures of your information going forward at any time, so long as you do so in writing by sending a notice to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com. If an applicant revokes the right to their information and would later like to opt back in you can do so in writing by sending notice to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

Bausch Health reserves the right to use the recipients’ names, likeness and quotes in any advertising, websites or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the recipients. A recipient may decline to participate in any publicity campaign related to being awarded an award package; in such a case, the recipient's city and state will be used to identify the recipient. However, such a request shall have no effect on ownership of the Recognition Program applications by the Program Sponsor as otherwise provided for on WDRxAccess.com. To decline the use of your personal information (e.g. name, application essay) email this address WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com.

Contact information and addresses will be used to notify awardees and to deliver the awards.

FAQ+

Who is eligible to apply?

Residents of the United States over 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with Wilson’s disease.

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program:

  • Healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) and their staffs, and the families of each (e.g., parents, children, siblings, and spouses, and those with whom they live) are NOT eligible to participate in the program.
  • Employees of Bausch Health or any of its affiliates or of any entity assisting in the administration of the Bausch Health Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • Anyone eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B and D plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state healthcare programs, are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • The use of a Bausch Health product (Syprine/Cuprimine) is not required to participate in the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program.

Is there any cost to apply?

There is no cost to apply for this program.

Where do I submit my application?

All applications must be submitted as PDF files to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com. See the Application section above.

Who do I contact if I’m having technical difficulties submitting my application?

Feel free to send an email to WilsonsWisdom@syneoshealth.com. Please include your issue and contact info and someone will assist you.

When are applications due?

Your application must be submitted in its entirety before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2021.

Will you accept late entries??

Late entries will not be accepted. Bausch Health is not responsible for and will not consider any late, lost, or incomplete applications.

Will I receive a confirmation email once I submit my application?

Yes, you will receive a response confirming your application has been received within one business day.

Does my entire application need to be submitted by the due date in order to qualify?

Yes, you must submit your application before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2021.

What are the award packages?

Applicants can select from:

  • Nutrition
    • One-time private Skype cooking class with chef to cook dish of individuals’ choice at The Chef and The Dish
    • One-year subscription to Master Class with courses including cooking with Wolfgang Puck
    • Products may include: cooking utensils, personalized wooden spoon, personalized apron, and a bound copy of the WD Rx Access cookbook
  • Mental Health
    • One-year subscription to Calm app for guided meditations
    • One-year subscription to Alo Moves with unlimited fitness and yoga classes
    • One-year subscription to Master Class, with courses including RuPaul’s lesson on self-expression
    • Products may include: yoga equipment, personalized water bottle, stress balls, personalized journal, personalized pens
  • Storytelling
    • Gotham Writers courses such as memoir writing. Recipients can select from courses up to the value of one 10-week online workshop
    • One-year subscription to Master Class with courses including: Margaret Atwood on creative writing, Neil Gaiman on the art of storytelling
    • Products may include: journal, personalized pens, writing prompts activity, storytelling guide

Who will own the rights to my essay and application materials?

All essays and the rights to their publication become the property of Bausch Health, which may use, edit or excerpt these entries including your name, Wilson’s disease status, and the content of the essay for promotional or any other purpose without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise.

Bausch Health reserves the right to use the recipients’ names, likenesses and quotes in any advertising, websites or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the recipients.

What are my responsibilities if selected for the Wilson’s Wisdom Recognition Program?

You must be able to provide proof of acceptance to or enrollment in a learning experience following being selected for the program.
You must sign and return all required documents from the Award Acceptance Package within 10 business days of the date you were notified of the award (signature will be required).

How will winners be contacted?

Recipients will be contacted by phone, email and/or confirmed with a letter in the mail.

How will the applications be evaluated?

All applications will be reviewed by a Review Committee composed of representatives chosen by the Program Sponsor.

The Review Committee will first review each application to ensure the submission is complete and the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements contained on WDRxAccess.com. All incomplete submissions and applications submitted by ineligible applicants shall be disqualified.

All applicantions will be judged based on their essays and ability to demonstrate that receiving an award will contribute to advocacy efforts and dedication to the Wilson’s disease community.

To ensure a fair evaluation process, each judge will have a score sheet and guidelines so they can fairly evaluate certain criteria. When the top applications are narrowed down, all judges will discuss applications and essays to select the recipients. Decisions of the judging panel are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

How many individuals will be awarded?

Up to 10 individuals will be selected. Bausch Health, the Program Sponsor, reserves the right not to award all Scholarships in the event it receives an insufficient number of eligible entries that meet the minimum judging criteria, as determined by the Program Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion.

For more information on WD Rx Access and
your medication, please select the product
you’ve been prescribed:

INDICATION

CUPRIMINE® (penicillamine) is used to treat Wilson's disease (a disease where there is too much copper in the body), cystinuria (a disease where an excess amount of certain proteins are in the urine) and patients with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have not had a response to other therapy. The available evidence suggests that CUPRIMINE is not effective for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: You should be under the close supervision of your doctor when you are taking CUPRIMINE. Report any side effects promptly to your doctor.

  • Do not take CUPRIMINE if you have cystinuria or rheumatoid arthritis and are pregnant. If you are taking CUPRIMINE to treat Wilson’s disease, continuing your treatment during pregnancy protects you against relapse of Wilson’s disease. Stopping your penicillamine treatment during pregnancy could have negative effects which could be fatal. Mothers on therapy with penicillamine should not nurse their infants. Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • CUPRIMINE can cause serious blood disorders, and some can be fatal. If you have had aplastic anemia (anemia due to lack of all blood cells) or agranulocytosis (lack of certain white blood cells) and it was related to taking CUPRIMINE, you should not take it again.
  • CUPRIMINE can cause kidney damage and should not be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis if you have a history of kidney disease. If you take CUPRIMINE to treat cystinuria or Wilson’s disease, routine analysis of your urine may be necessary, and you should have an x-ray every year to check for kidney stones.
  • CUPRIMINE can be associated with fatalities due to other diseases such as aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, Goodpasture’s syndrome (an immune disease that attacks the lungs and kidneys) and myasthenia gravis (an immune disease affecting the muscles).
  • Your doctor may order blood tests on a regular basis.
  • CUPRIMINE can affect how your liver works. Tests to determine how your liver is working should be done regularly.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you experience: blood in your urine, unexplained cough or wheezing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, double vision, watery blisters on the skin or other rash, fever, sore throat, chills, bruising, bleeding, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, mouth ulcers, or diminished taste.
  • CUPRIMINE is a drug that has many side effects, and some can be fatal. Common side effects that can occur include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, serious lung problems, blood problems, nervous system symptoms such as eye or ear symptoms or muscle weakness, diseases of the skin and mucous membranes, allergic reactions (including a condition known as drug fever as well as skin rashes), mouth ulcers, and loss of taste. Talk to your doctor if you experience side effects and also about possible side effects that could occur. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for product labeling written for professionals for a full list of potential side effects.
  • Tell your doctor about all other medicines (prescription and over-the-counter, including vitamins and herbal supplements) that you are taking. Some medicines (such as gold therapy, antimalarial or cancer drugs, oxyphenbutazone or phenylbutazone) should not be used with CUPRIMINE because they also may cause serious liver, kidney, and blood side effects.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for CUPRIMINE including Boxed Warning

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

SYPRINE® (trientine hydrochloride) is used to treat Wilson's disease in patients who cannot take the medication known as penicillamine. Wilson's disease is a condition where the body stores too much copper. Unlike penicillamine, SYPRINE is not recommended to treat cystinuria or rheumatoid arthritis because it is not effective in these conditions, or biliary cirrhosis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

 

  • Do not take SYPRINE if you are allergic to it.
  • You should remain under regular medical supervision the entire time you are taking SYPRINE.
    • Your doctor should regularly check to see if you have iron deficiency anemia. This is particularly important for women. Your doctor should also check for free copper in your blood.
  • Take SYPRINE on an empty stomach, at least one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal and at least one hour apart from any other drug, food, or milk. The capsules should be swallowed whole with water and should not be opened or chewed.
  • For the first month of treatment, take your temperature every night, and report any symptom such as fever or skin rash to your doctor.
  • Do not take mineral supplements because they may block the absorption of SYPRINE.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are nursing.
  • The following adverse reactions have been reported from a clinical study: iron deficiency and a condition affecting the immune system known as systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition, the following adverse reactions have been reported in marketed use: abnormal or uncontrolled muscle contractions, muscle spasm and an immune disease affecting muscles known as myasthenia gravis.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information for SYPRINE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.