The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently conducted a virtual version of its Georgia PHA Fun Walk for a Cure. The Oct. 10 event was in memory of Sarah K. “Sally” Maddox, Ed.D., who founded the event 17 years ago.

Sally was a member of PHA’s board of trustees who had pulmonary hypertension (PH). She passed away in December 2018. Her mother, Mary Felkel, now runs the event, which funds PHA support, education and research programming.

“I [lead this event] to carry on Sally’s mission to raise funds for PHA,” Mary said. Although the pandemic prevented an in-person event, Mary didn’t want to miss a year of fundraising.

This year’s event featured pictures and memories from previous walks, messages from community members and team captains, and recognition of fundraising teams. The event also honored those lost to PH throughout the event’s history. Watch a recording.

Interested in attending a virtual event? Visit PHA’s event page.

PHA is grateful to the Georgia PHA Fun Walk platinum and gold sponsors for their generous support: Cable East, Emory School of Medicine Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Northside Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Program.