This spring, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is bringing together the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community for a common goal: raising funds to help support those affected by PH and ultimately find a cure. PHA will host O2breathe events throughout the country to raise money to fund PHA’s support, education and research initiatives. Register for one of these events near you:
PHA will host St. Louis Area Trivia Night Friday, March 27 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The trivia night promises a fun evening of raffles, trivia, games and community. The event is supported by the PHA St. Louis-Area Support Group and Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about the event or buy a ticket.
On Saturday, April 18, PHA will host the second annual Northern Virginia O2breathe Walk in Alexandria. The walk is supported by groups in the Washington, D.C. area and PH programs at George Washington University Hospital and the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) Inova Fairfax Hospital. Betsie Miklos, one of the leaders of the Northern Virginia Adult Support Group, will join the walk as part of her family’s fundraising team, “Team Miklos.” Betsie is encouraging her support group to register and create their own teams. Learn more and register.
PHA is hosting the Northern California O2breathe Walk Saturday, May 2 in San Francisco. The Northern California O2breathe Walk brings together family teams from Northern California, including Team Carol, which walks in memory of Carol Bowling, a longtime PHA Support Group Leader. The Northern California O2breathe Walk is sponsored by the PH program at Kaiser Permanente. Register.
On Saturday, May 30, PHA will host its annual Boston O2breathe Walk in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Boston O2breathe Walk attracts more than 200 people from the Greater Boston Area. The Greater Boston-Area Support Group and teams from Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Boston University will support the walk. The team “Because of Sarah,” led by Gary Atkinson, plans to return. The team walks in memory of Gary’s daughter Sarah, who died in 2000. Learn more and register.
The final spring event is PHA’s Chicago Stride, set for Saturday, June 6, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Chicago Stride brings back many teams each year, including “London Strong,” created in memory of London Lotarski. The event is supported by teams from CVS Specialty Pharmacy and the University of Chicago. Register.
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Dr. Oksana Shlobin and Betsie Miklos at the 2019 Northern Virginia Walk.
Team In Memory of Bud Vance at the 2019 Chicago Stride Walk.