We recently shared with you the story of a very brave little girl named Olivia. The strength she displays on a daily basis while struggling with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), the disease which causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries and puts great strain on the heart, is an inspiration to all.
The month of June is a very important month for Olivia and others suffering from PH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association will be holding an Inaugural Power For PH - PHun Walk For A Cure in Olivia’s honor on June 5th at Roosevelt Park in Edison, New Jersey. The proceeds from this walk will help support efforts to find a cure for PH through the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Reseacrh Program.
According to PHA’s website, the organization has supported “more than 44 promising researchers through four independently reviewed cutting-edge research programs.” The walk will also serve as a way for families dealing with the disease to meet and form support networks.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s website is a great place to go if you need help or advice about PH.
If you would like to get involved with the PHun Walk For A Cure please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/phassociation/Event/power-for-ph .
Have you or a loved one been on a journey battling health issues like Olivia?
Tell us about any success you’ve had raising funds for a cause near to your heart!