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EVENT DATE: Apr 02, 2017

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 10, 2017

We are honered to invite you to join our Pulmonary Hypertension community at our 1st Walk4APHCure. So lets get together at Reid Park on April 2nd 2017 for our 1st Walk4APHCure.

 

We will have delicious food catered from a local Resturant,  Great Music that we love here in the Southwest. We will also raffle off many great prizes and when the last person completes our one mile walk we will have our Grand Super Prize raffle you wont to miss.

 

We are asking a donation of $25.00 19 and over and $15.00 12 to 18.  12 and under are free. (must be accompanied by an adult). With you donation you will receive a Walk4APHCure t-shirt. So dont forget to let us know your size. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday morning where else are you going to have Brunch, Music, Prizes and a healthy stroll with PHriends.

 

Thank you from our HEARTS ❤  your donations are helping me and other PH FIGHTERS in our community with research to help find a cure to beat this devistating life changing disease. This  is a family-friendly, non-competitive one-mile loop around Reid Park and is accessible to all fitness levels

 

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious health condition that results when the arteries carrying blood to the lungs are constricted, disrupting blood flow. Blood must travel through the lungs to pick up oxygen that it can deliver to all the organs, muscles, and tissue in the body. I have (PAH) Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.  A different form of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) How Serious Is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

 

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a very serious disease. It is not the same as other, more common forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are usually caused by other underlying diseases of the heart, lungs, or other organs. PAH is a rare condition, affecting about 15-50 people per million in the US. Since patients with PAH are often not diagnosed until their symptoms are severe, they may only have a few years to live unless they get proper treatment. Fortunately, advances in therapies have led to impressive improvements for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Patients with PAH may have very different lives after they are diagnosed with the disease.  The therapies that exist for this disease range from pills that can be taken between one to three times a day to medications that have to be given continuously through an IV line using a pump that is similar to an insulin pump used by diabetic patients. How well a patient responds to medicine is somewhat unpredictable and depends on how advanced the disease is at diagnosis as well as the underlying cause. Patients without treatment usually quickly progress to death over the course of months to years. However, with treatment, survival has improved significantly.

 

A cure needs to be found. Raise awareness. Early diagnosis is the key for better survival. And help me raise money in hopes to find a cure. After diagnosis there are so many changes in so many areas of your life, a specialized team of pulmonologists, cardiologists, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists create individualized care plans based on the severity of PAH at the time of diagnosis, in addition to aggressive medical therapy. So we can have a life as normal as possible For more information about Pulmonary Hypertension.

 

Please visit www.phassociation.org. Would you please help me?  You can donate or join us for our 1st Walk a mile walk around Reid Park.  

Team Organizer's Photo

Marta

Amount Raised:

$25