The Tampa O2breathe Walk and 5K will return for its second year on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Tampa, Florida. The Florida event allows individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH), caregivers, friends, family and health care providers to come together as a community for a fun and meaningful day. Participants hope to raise $50,000 to help fund the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) programs.

As walk day approaches, individuals and teams are signing up to raise money and walk together in support of the PH community. Among them is Renee Jones, who with the help of her parents Stephen and Diane, created a new walk team in memory of her youngest sister Elizabeth Stefanie Jones. Elizabeth passed away on Aug. 8, 2019.

“Elizabeth, unlike most of us, never let the challenges she was faced hold her back,” her family says. “She almost always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook on every situation. Although she did not get enough time with us, we can still honor her memory.”

The Jones family said they decided to raise money for PHA to “aid in finding ways to effectively battle PH and prevent other families and friends from having to suffer the tragedy we all have endured.”

Register now at to join the Jones Family, along with other patients, families and health care providers at the Tampa O2breathe Walk. Those who are not able to attend the event may also register as a virtual walker or donate.

Elizabeth Stefanie Jones