The 16th Annual PHA Georgia Fun Walk for a Cure is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, at East Cobb Park in Marietta, Ga. The event will also include a raffle and ongoing activities available for any attendees who will not be walking.
This year’s walk will be held in memory of its founder, Sally Maddox, Ed.D., who lived with pulmonary hypertension (PH) for more than 30 years, and was a long-time Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) volunteer, member of PHA’s Board of Trustees and the Greater Atlanta Georgia Support Group’s leader. Sally passed away in December 2018.
Last year, Sally explained that the Fun Walk was an opportunity for the pulmonary hypertension community to gather together and remember loved ones they have lost. It is in this spirit that Sally’s family has organized the walk this year – to remember Sally’s unique energy – since her passing.
“Sally will be smiling down as the people that love her and support this cause make this year’s walk another success. She is truly an inspiration to all PHighters,” shares one walk attendee who also has PH.
Mary Felkel, Sally’s mother, invites everyone in the community to attend the walk. “Each year we gather to raise awareness, learn together, have some fun and support funding for patient care and research. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones,” she says.
To register for the PHA Georgia Fun Walk for a Cure or to make a donation, visit: www.PHAevents.org/Georgia.