Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
One Step Closer to a Cure for Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Midwest Chapter will hold its inaugural Greater Detroit O2 Breathe 10K, 5K and Fun Walk on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The O2 Breathe Run/Walks bring the Pulmonary Hypertension community together to raise awareness of the disease in their local communities. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic and life-changing disease of the heart and lungs that can strike at any age and rapidly leads to heart failure if left untreated. To get involved and make a difference for pulmonary hypertension, join PHA at Stony Creek MetroPark in Shelby Township, MI. Register or support a walker today.
Consider some advanced coverage of the event and inform the public about this devastating disease.
Greater Detroit O2 Breathe 10K, 5K and Fun Walk, benefiting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Sunday, September 7, 2014
8:00am - 12:00pm
Stony Creek MetroPark
4300 Main Park Dr.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
$25.00 registration fee, includes an event t-shirt
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. This is alarming considering half of the patients who do not receive the correct treatment survive only 2.8 years. By the time they are finally diagnosed, a majority of patients have reached the advanced stages of the disease. 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, Maryland., 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
If you’d like more information about this event, become a supporter, or get help registering, please contact Rebekah Marquez at 855-932-7255 ext. 7 or rebekahmarquez(at)phassociation(dot)org.