Help Fight Pulmonary Hypertension at the Colorado PH in the Park 2014

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This family focused event that includes a 5K and 1 mile Run/Walk continues a unique collaboration between the University of Colorado Denver and Children's Hospital Colorado -- both national and world leaders in PH research and patient care.

Who:
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado are hosting Colorado PH in the Park 2014. PHA is the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension association that works to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to right heart failure. Without treatment, mean survivability is only 2.8 years.

What:
Colorado PH in the Park 2014 – A day to enjoy family and friends in City Park, learn more about pulmonary hypertension and raise funds for research and education.

Schedule of Events
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.     Race Check –in
9:00 a.m.         5K and 1 mile Run/Walk begins
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.     Silent Auction
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.     Kids Area
10:30 a.m.         Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m.         Education Session

This event continues a unique collaboration between The University of Colorado Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado. They are both national and world leaders in PH research and patient care.

When:    
Sunday, September 21, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Where: City Park
2001 Steele Street
Denver, CO

Why:
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, under-diagnosed and often misdiagnosed disease. It causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries and makes it harder for the blood to flow through the lungs to pick up oxygen. This can lead to right heart failure. When diagnosed in time, treatments can be administered to improve quality of life. At this time there is no cure, but we believe through research and awareness a cure for PH is on the horizon.

For more information, contact:
Children’s Hospital Colorado     Beth Coleman beth.coleman(at)childrenscolorado(dot)org or 720-777-5825
University Hospital                 Robin Hohsfield robin.hohsfield(at)uchealth(dot)org or 720-848-6535
                                Debra Zupancic debra.zupancic(at)ucdenver(dot)edu or 720-848-6534

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