BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
EVENT DATE: Sep 20, 2014
EVENT: 2nd Annual 5K and Kids PHun Run - Get Short of Breath for PH
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a debilitating, life threatening illness currently with NO CURE. PH causes high blood pressure in the lungs, which leads to progressive breathlessness and ultimately threatens life itself. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, fainting and fluid retention. On average it can take someone over 2 years to be correctly diagnosed. Often PH can be misdiagnosed as common diseases such as COPD or asthma. This disease can affect the elderly, small children but most often strikes young women in the prime of their lives.