BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
EVENT DATE: Nov 15, 2014
In celebration of Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Day, on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 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. Children and adults diagnosed with PH and their caregivers are welcomed to particpate. Free blood pressure checks, face painting, and other activites are planned.
There will also be a support group meeting for patients following the walk. In many instances, few people, even doctors, know of PH. 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.
November 15, 2014 - Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Vanderbilt Wellness & Recreation Center, 2700 Children's Way, Nashville, Tennessee