Pulmonary Hypertension Community Raises Crucial Funds in 2018 to Support PHA’s Mission

More than 12,500 volunteers throughout the country helped organize 49 events to raise funds that support the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Nearly half of these events were part of PHA’s national O2 breatheTM program, our signature fundraising events. The O2 breatheTM program is supported through the generosity of our national sponsors: Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Bayer, United Therapeutics Corporation and CVS Specialty.

The amazing outpouring of support from local sponsors, participants, volunteers and the entire PH community helps save lives. The variety of events included walk/runs, trivia nights, community festivals, golf outings, motorcycle/vehicle rides, a pub day and a wine tasting. Proceeds from these events provide critical financial support to PHA and awareness for the PH community.

Many of our events allow registrants to participate on a team and fundraise to earn incentives and recognition. PHA recognizes our top fundraising teams for 2018 (to date):

  • Team Temple Health with 21 fundraising walkers, Philadelphia O2breathe Walk (Philadelphia), $16,471
  • Team Scissors for Sage with 14 fundraising walkers, Stride for a Cure (Elk Grove Village, Ill.), $15,748
  • Team Emma with 66 fundraising walkers/runners, Zebra PHest 5K and PHun Walk (Coppell, Texas), $12,230
  • Team Ernesto’s Cann-Do PHighters with 29 fundraising walkers, Boston O2breathe Walk (Boston), $11,225
  • Team JOE (Jennie, Owen and Eric) with 105 fundraising walkers/runners, PH in the Park (Denver), $8,765

Our top five individual fundraisers in 2018 include:

  1. Frank Cann, Ernesto’s Cann-Do PHighters, Boston O2breathe Walk, $9,525
  2. Candace Learman, Team Candace: We Are PHA-mily, Detroit PHun Run and Walk, $6,523
  3. Patricia Sampson, Team Temple Health, Philadelphia O2breathe Walk- $6,115
  4. Nikki Linscott- Cruising PHor Callie, Baltimore O2breathe Walk, $5,910
  5. Steve White, Team Christen, Boston O2breathe Walk, $5,175

It is not too late to raise funds to support PHA’s mission; you can sign up for an online fundraising page at www.phaevents.org/November or make a donation to PHA on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, to participate in Awareness Month fundraising!

To find a 2019 event near you, visit our events calendar www.phassociation.org/events.

Empowered by Hope Zumbathon, Jan. 1, Advance, N.C.

Mudbug March to Stomp Out PH, March 4, New Orleans

Mudbug March to Stomp Out PH, March 4, New Orleans

Deserts Divas and Dudes Walk for PH, March 10, Tucson, Ariz.

Deserts Divas and Dudes Walk for PH, March 10, Tucson, Ariz.

Greater St. Louis Area Trivia – March 23, 2018

Woodlands CrawPHish Festival, March 24, The Woodlands, Texas

Woodlands CrawPHish Festival, March 24, The Woodlands, Texas

PH Warrior Fashion Show, April 8, Dallas

Scramble for a Cure, April 14, Las Vegas

Chicago Trivia, April 21, Chicago Ridge, Ill.

Northern California O2Breathe Walk, April 22, – San Francisco

Northern California O2Breathe Walk, April 22, – San Francisco

Stride for a Cure, May 5, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Stride for a Cure, May 5, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Boston O2Breathe Walk, May 5, Boston

Boston O2Breathe Walk, May 5, Boston

Walk4Hay, May 5, St. Louis

Taylor’s Wish/Race 2 Cure PH, May 12, Anaheim Hills, Calif.

DeWitt Take a Breathe for PH, May 19, DeWitt, Mich.

DeWitt Take a Breathe for PH, May 19, DeWitt, Mich.

RideJonahRide, June 23, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

RideJonahRide, June 23, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Sarah Smiles PHun-Raiser for PH, Aug. 12, Camillus, N.Y.

Sarah Smiles PHun-Raiser for PH, Aug. 12, Camillus, N.Y.

Steps for Stripes, Aug. 25, Brookfield, Wis.

Steps for Stripes, Aug. 25, Brookfield, Wis.

PH in the Park, Aug. 26, Denver

PH in the Park, Aug. 26, Denver

Detroit Fun Run and Walk, Sept. 15, Shelby Township, Mich.

Puttin’ PHore Poots, Sept. 15, Bloomington, Minn.

Puttin’ PHore Poots, Sept. 15, Bloomington, Minn.

Thirsting for a Cure, – Sept. 15, Portland, Ore.

Philadelphia O2Breathe Walk, Sept. 22, Philadelphia

Philadelphia O2Breathe Walk, Sept. 22, Philadelphia

Nashville PHun Walk, Sept. 29, Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville PHun Walk, Sept. 29, Nashville, Tenn.

Southern Indiana O2Breathe Fun Walk, Sept. 29, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Southern Indiana O2Breathe Fun Walk, Sept. 29, Jeffersonville, Ind.

PH Vehicle Cruise, Sept. 29, New Baden, Ill.

O2Glow, Sept. 29, Palentine, Ill.

O2Glow, Sept. 29, Palentine, Ill.

sMiles for Katie, Sept. 29, Middletown, N.J.

Pulmonary Pints, Oct. 6, Baltimore

Pulmonary Pints, Oct. 6, Baltimore

Woodlands BBQ, Oct. 7, The Woodlands, Texas

Southern California O2Breathe Walk, Oct. 13, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Southern California O2Breathe Walk, Oct. 13, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Georgia Fun Walk, Oct. 13, Marietta, Ga.

Georgia Fun Walk, Oct. 13, Marietta, Ga.

Iowa Trivia Night, Oct. 20, Grimes, Iowa

Iowa Trivia Night, Oct. 20, Grimes, Iowa

Central California O2Breathe Walk, – Oct. 27, Fresno, Calif.

Driving ‘Fore’ a Cure, Nov. 2, Raleigh, N.C.

Driving ‘Fore’ a Cure, Nov. 2, Raleigh, N.C.

Kansas City O2Breathe Fun Run and Walk, – Nov. 3, Parkville, Mo.

Kansas City O2Breathe Fun Run and Walk, – Nov. 3, Parkville, Mo.

Mission for a Cure, Nov. 3, Mission, Texas

Mission for a Cure, Nov. 3, Mission, Texas

Monrovia O2Breathe PHun Run and Walk, Nov. 3, Monrovia, Calif.

Monrovia O2Breathe PHun Run and Walk, Nov. 3, Monrovia, Calif.

PHight for Life, Nov. 4, Rochester, N.Y.

PHight for Life, Nov. 4, Rochester, N.Y.

RunJonahRun, Nov. 10, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Zebra PHest, Nov. 10, Coppell, Texas

South Florida Fun Walk, Nov. 10, Pompano Beach, Fla.

PHA General Events

Map of PHA Fundraising Events in 2018

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