Dr. Harpham advocates for patients through her writing, speaking, fundraising, consulting and participation as a patient advocate on multiple boards and workshops. 

Founding and board member of the Dallas Chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.  She has served as captain of Wendy’s Eagles, an ever-growing team of walkers in the Dallas Lymphoma Walk since the inaugural walk in 2004. Wendy’s Eagles has raised over $120,000 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Click here to join or support the 2018 Wendy's Eagles team.

Affiliate member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She served on the Survivorship committee and both the Uniform Minimum Standards Work Group and Survivorship Booklet Work Group subcommittees.

Patient advocate for ORIEN's patient advisory board (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network).

Consultant/host for National Cancer Institute (NCI) show “We Can Cope: Family Support When A Parent Has Cancer." Helped develop NCI brochures, “Facing Forward: When Someone You Love has Completed Cancer Treatment” and “When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer”

Host, American Cancer Society's Cancer Survivors Network programs; participant, 2015 QOL for ACS workgroup; Inspirational speaker at various Relay for Life events

National Cancer Survivors Day Speaker, 1995 to present