BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
ORGANIZER: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is proud to be a charity partner with the New York Road Runners (NYRR) for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. This allows us to provide guaranteed entries to runners who commit to make a donation or raise funds totaling $1,000 or more for the United Airlines NYC Half. The opportunity to partner with the United Airlines NYC Half gives PHA the ability to raise funds and awareness to find a cure for pulmonary hypertension.
Why Run For PHA's Team O2 breathe?
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, complex and often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disease. It is a chronic and progressive disease in which the walls of the arteries of the lungs become narrowed and stiff, and when left untreated it can lead to right heart failure and ultimately death. Patients with PH have symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, chest pain, fainting, and swelling of the arms, legs or abdomen. These symptoms resemble other common illnesses such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea, which makes PH difficult for doctors to detect. Because these common symptoms may mean something more serious, raising awareness of PH is crucial.
PHA is the nation’s leading provider of patient and caregiver support, advocacy, and awareness programs; medical education; specialty care services that improve the quality of life; and research to give hope to people battling PH. For 12 consecutive years, PHA has received the highest rating – four stars – for fiscal accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, placing it in the top one half of one percent of all rated charities. Dedicated to finding ways to prevent and cure PH, PHA invests our donors’ money wisely.
By joining PHA’s Team O2 breathe, you will be supporting PHA’s mission and vision. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. Our vision is a world without PH, empowered by hope.
What Is My Fundraising Commitment?
Each runner commits to raising a minimum of $1,000 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Applicants are required to provide credit card information as a guarantee. However, your credit card will only be charged for the balance remaining if we have not received donations totaling $1,000 by March 13, 2016. Note that NYRR registration fees are separate and are paid by the individual runners.
Your registration with PHA Team O2 breathe includes:
Guaranteed entry into the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon (NYRR registration fees are not included)
A Team O2 breathe tech shirt and baseball cap
A free personalized fundraising page
How Can I Join PHA's Team O2 breathe?
If you are interested in joining Team O2 breathe for the NYC Half Marathon, contact Juliette Pelletier at JuliettePelletier@PHAssociation.org or call 646-568-2068.
Race entries are limited but are still available so join us today for your guaranteed spot!