November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, and anticipation is growing at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
Starting Nov. 1, PHA will launch a month-long awareness campaign called “PHaces of Hope,” which will focus on the faces of those who bravely fight pulmonary hypertension (PH), showing how PH can affect individuals of any age, everywhere. The national campaign will give a voice to those who are affected by this often misdiagnosed disease. It features photos and videos of actual PH patients who share symptoms to raise awareness and the ways in which they are empowered by hope.
Advocacy and awareness will be spread using interactive and engaging campaigns on social media, along with online and offline tools and print resources for PH support groups and patient care centers. On Nov. 13, special recognition will be given to a specific type of PH, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), on CTEPH Awareness Day.
For the past month, PHA has been asking for those in the PH community to join in its campaign by sharing their story of hope about PH. And there’s still time to participate. You can submit either a short written or video story with us by filling out this form: phassociation.org/ShareYourHope.
Check back with us at PHAssociation.org/AwarenessMonth on Nov. 1, as we kick off this year’s campaign.