Rain didn’t stop the Houston-area pulmonary hypertension (PH) community from raising more than $19,000 at its first O2breathe walk.

Despite the wet start, people with PH, family members, friends and health care providers gathered Jan. 28 at Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership Water Works-Brown Foundation. The event began with breakfast and included a celebration of participants, patients and top fundraising teams and individuals.

Sandeep Sahay, M.D., from Houston Methodist Hospital, and Nidhy Varghese, M.D., Texas Children’s Hospital, welcomed everyone to the event. Patients Jordan Peoples, Barron “Coach Bear” Honea, Sarah Donoughue and Sawanda Cornett also shared personal stories about their PH journeys. The event ended with the walk.

Team Houston Methodist, the top team, raised more $13,000, followed by Team Liquidia, and Team Texas Children’s Hospital-PH Center.

The top three individual fundraisers were Jordan Peoples, Sawanda Cornett and Barron Honea.

O2breathe walks are among the many ways the PH community money raises money to support PHA. The proceeds support our mission to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH.

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