During 2018, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) will host twenty O2 breathe™ (pronounced: oh-to-breathe) fundraising events nationally. PHA works closely with local volunteers, PHA Support Group Leaders, Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCCs) and PH treatment centers to host these signature events which include walks, runs, a golf tournament and more! O2 breathe™ events provide the local PH community an extraordinary opportunity to raise funds to continue to support PHA’s programs and services. By raising awareness through fundraising for PHA, together we increase the opportunities for those living with PH to be diagnosed early and accurately, treated properly and receive support from PHA.

Participants of O2 breathe™ events raise money by securing sponsorships through local businesses and by asking their friends and family to donate. For most of the O2 breathe™ events, participants can choose to create or join a team or register as an individual, then create a fundraising page to share via email or on social media. Through O2 breathe™ events, they can raise funds to support PHA’s mission, which is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. During each event, awards are given for the top fundraising walker and the top fundraising team.

O2 breathe™ events are also supported through our national sponsors. Each of the sponsors provide a contribution to PHA and attend the events to provide information and support to the PH community. Local businesses, including PHCCs and other hospitals, also provide sponsorship through donations and event support. Without the generosity of our sponsors, we would not be able to provide the breadth and depth of information and services that PHA is able to offer. Our national 2018 O2 breathe™ sponsors are:

Actelion Pharmaceuticals

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

CVS Specialty
United Therapeutics Corporation

Below are the remaining 2018 O2 breathe™ events. Visit each event website for more information, to register or to donate!




The following O2 breathe™ events were held March through June 2018:

Desert Divas and Dudes (Tucson, AZ)
St. Louis Area Trivia
Scramble for a Cure (Las Vegas, NV)
Northern California O2 breathe Walk
Walk for Hay (Maryland Heights, MO)
Boston O2 breathe Walk
Stride for a Cure 5K and Walk (Elk Grove, IL)
RideJonahRide (Murfreesboro, TN)

For a full list of all events, including community fundraising events, please visit www.phassociation.org/events or visit the events section of the PHA Facebook page! To receive more information on these or other fundraising events, please contact gro.noitaicossahp@stneve or 240-485-0753.