"Take a Breath" Community Event Encourages Physical Activity, Supports Efforts to Cure Deadly Lung Disease

During the 3rd Annual "Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS Race" in DeWitt, Mich. on May 10, all are invited to get moving and have fun while raising money for research into pulmonary hypertension, a deadly lung disease that severely limits the physical activity of those who suffer from it. Proceeds benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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DeWitt, MI (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

The 3rd Annual "Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS Race" will be in DeWitt, Mich. on May 10. All are invited to get moving and have fun while raising money for research into pulmonary hypertension, a deadly lung disease that severely limits the physical activity of those who suffer from it. Proceeds benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Event Details

What: Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS benefiting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
All running levels are welcome to run in the half marathon, 10K, 5K or kids ¼ mile.

When:    Saturday, May 10, 2014
        Half marathon starting at 8 a.m.
        10K starting at 8:15 a.m.
        Kids ¼ mile run starting at 8:25 a.m.
        5K starting at 8:40 a.m.

Where:    DeWitt High School Track
        13601 Panther Drive
                DeWitt, MI 48820

Cost:    Half marathon - $50
        10K - $35
        5K - $30
        Kids ¼ mile - $10 with t-shirt, free without t-shirt

Register:
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Dewitt/DeWittTakeaBreathforPHandGetMovingForMS

About Pulmonary Hypertension
Simply defined, pulmonary hypertension, or PH, is high blood pressure in the lungs. People with PH experience shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of energy and other common symptoms. Diagnosis of PH often takes years, during which patients are often misdiagnosed one or more times. This is alarming considering half of patients who do not receive treatment survive just 2.8 years. In the end, a majority of patients have reached the advanced stages of the disease by the time they are finally diagnosed. It is estimated that there are approximately 30,000 diagnosed PH patients in the United States, but it is believed that as many as 100,000 people are living with undiagnosed PH.

About the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
PHA, headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., is the country's leading pulmonary hypertension organization. PHA is unique in its approach of connecting the entire PH community of patients, families and medical professionals. Its mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. PHA provides free access to information on its website about pulmonary hypertension, facilitates over 240 support groups around the nation, and delivers continuing education for medical professionals. To learn more about PHA, visit: http://www.PHAssociation.org


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