Pulmonary hypertension communities in Boston and Northern California raised nearly $25,000 in recent PHA O2Breathe walks.

Boston-area residents raised more than $18,000 July 30 in remembrance of cherished members of their community. The walk was dedicated to Carol Taylor and Kathy Updegrove who died this year, as well as others in the area who had died of PH, support group leader Wendy Berry said.

The walk, which took place in Cambridge Common in Boston, took place a day after the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s most recent patient and caregiver workshop. Top fundraising teams were Because of Sarah, Tipperogues for Terry and Keros Therapeutics. The top individual fundraisers were Gary Atkinson, Colleen Brunetti and Ehren Hunter.

Across the country, the Northern California O2Breathe walk raised about $5,800 on Aug. 12. The event at Chrissy Field in San Francisco featured remarks from PHA Board of Trustees member Ramona Doyle M.D., UCSF pulmonologist Brian Graham, M.D., and PHA Vice President of Development and Industry Relations Kevin Heyen.

The top fundraising teams were UCSF PHamily, Bay Area PH Support Group and Phun for Allison. The top individual fundraisers were Rita Orth, Kristin Butterfield and Cathy Chapin.

Our next community fundraiser is Sept. 9 in Chicago. Join us if you’re in the area. Can’t attend a community event? Donate now.

Community events are among the many ways you can support PHA. The proceeds support our mission to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. Interested in hosting or attending a fundraiser in your area? We want to hear from you.


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