Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at the 10th Annual O2Breathe Long Island Fun Walk and Family Fun Day

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the Long Island PH Support Group are hosting the 10th Annual O2breathe Long Island Fun Walk and Family Fun Day Firemen's Memorial Park in Lindenhurst, Ny.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

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.

Who:
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) and the Long Island PH Support Group are hosting the 10th Annual O2breathe Long Island Fun Walk and Family Fun Day. 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:
The 10th Annual O2breathe Long Island Fun Walk and Family Fun Day – A day to enjoy friends and family at Firemen’s Memorial Park, learn more about pulmonary hypertension and raise funds for research and education. Registration for the walk is free online.

Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m.    On-site registration & check-in
11:30 a.m.    Welcome and kick-off / PHA Award Presentation to LI PH Support Group
12:00 p.m.    Guest Speaker: Rino Aldrighetti, President and CEO of PHA
12:15 p.m.    Memorial candle lighting ceremony - Remembering our angels
12:30 p.m.    Fun Walk begins
1:00 p.m.            Family fun activities begin
                        Activities include: a 50/50 raffle, kid’s games, a photo booth and a basket auction.

When:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Where:
Lindenhurst Firemen’s Memorial Park
Byrd St & N Alleghany Avenue
Lindenhurst, New York 11757

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.

To register or make a donation, go to http://www.Crowdrise.com/LIPHwalk

For more information, contact the Long Island PH Support Group:

Joanne Sperando-Schmidt joanne64(at)optonline(dot)net or 631-427-4586
Lisa Perrotta perr261(at)optonline(dot)net or 631-321-7992
Linda Sullivan lindahasph(at)gmail(dot)com or 631-988-4228

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