Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service Awards 2010 Winners

“Huff and Puff” posterCarol Lindstrom
Bellevue, Neb.
Carol’s “Angel Project” is bringing support group services to underserved patients in Nebraska and western Iowa by starting “mini groups” in those areas and providing recordings of speakers from larger meetings.

Donna Caterini
Harrisburg, Penn.
Donna’s “Huff and Puff” poster, featuring the Big Bad Wolf, has been provided to support group leaders across the country to help raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension and make their communities aware of their local group. Read more

Kathy Dee GroebnerPHurry Phriends
Clayton, Calif.
Kathy’s “PHurry Phriends” are teaching others what life is like with PH and a pump. Kathy brings adorable stuffed bears wearing packs to events as an educational tool and provides children with PH with colorful and fun backpacks for their pumps. Read more

Elzarie Devenish
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Elzarie organized a PH Retreat in South Africa in late October 2010 to bring together patients and PH-treating specialists for a weekend of education and to serve as a launch pad for establishing a support group for patients. Read more