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Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk

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Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day 5K Walk Photo

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EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2015

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 08, 2015

FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Nov 08, 2015

In celebration of Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Day, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, a 5k and 6-minute walk will be held on the campus of Vanderbilt University. The event will include a six minute walk for those participants unable to complete the 5k walk. Children and adults diagnosed with PH and their caregivers are welcome to participate. Free blood health screenings, raffles, and other activities are planned. There will also be a support group meeting for patients following the walk. Few people, even doctors, are familiar with Pulmonary Hypertension. Roberta Baines Wheeler PH Awareness Day, named in honor of Roberta Baines Wheeler, a nurse of over 40 years who continued to lead advocacy initiatives following her diagnosis with PH, is a major advocacy and PH awareness initiative. Last year, in honor of Roberta Baines Wheeler PH Awareness Day, a free conference was held at Vanderbilt which included presentations by Vanderbilt physicians. The purpose of the day is to bring patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and the community together for a day of resources, awareness, empowerment, and hope. No walker will be turned away. WHEN: November 7, 2015 - Starts at 11:00 a.m. p.m.- 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Vanderbilt Wellness & Recreation Center, 2700 Children's Way, Nashville, Tennessee For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Y. Brown @ RBWPHAwarenessDay@yahoo.com