Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Racing Toward ... PH Awareness Month

Welcome to Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month! This November, the PH community is Racing Toward a Cure. In fact, PHers have been racing toward Awareness Month for weeks now, getting an early start on everything from special events to media coverage. As I write, November is still a few days off, but take a look at just a few of the things that are already underway.

Hear ye, hear ye, PH Awareness Month proclamations are coming in from every part of the country.

Golf, Galas and 5Ks! PHers and their loved ones are hosting more than a dozen special event fundraisers during November alone. Check out PHA’s event calendar for one near you.
The annual Sarah Smiles PHun-Raiser kicks off our Awareness Month event lineup this year.

In the news, Joy and Vernon Gore, Janet Mabe, Diane Ramirez and others used PH awareness events taking place in October to garner news coverage announcing that November is PH Awareness Month. Read Joy’s story | Read Diane’s and Janet’s stories
Diane Ramirez (left) and Janet Mabe created a unique Unity Miles event in solidarity with Team PHenomenal Hope, the all-women's cycling team racing across America in 2014. Together, Diane and Janet walked more than 100 miles in 30 days.

Awareness of every shape and size. Whether it’s an awareness table, a class presentation, a personal fundraising page or Facebook posts, PHers are finding unique ways to put their talents to work for PH awareness.
The Bowling family raises PH awareness.

Not long ago, PH Awareness Month didn’t exist. Instead, we had an awareness week focused on setting up information tables in hospitals. Thanks to the work of those first advocates, and all the advocates who have followed, the power of the PH community has grown.

Today, everything you do represents more that we can do. Your awareness-raisers and fund-raisers will translate into better treatments, earlier diagnosis and eventually a cure. Thank you.

There’s still time to get involved this November. Nov. 1 is PH Online Awareness Day, and there’s still time to participate in the Congressional Luncheon and National Advocacy Day on Nov. 12.

We’ll share opportunities and success stories throughout the month. Don’t forget to share your stories with us!


  1. It's amazing to see all of the Unity events! The Team definitely feels empowered by all of your efforts! Thank you!!

  2. As we do by The Team. Thanks Ryanne