Celebrating Unity and Momentum
At Team PHenomenal Hope we are entering a flurry of activity in the next few months. As I reflect on our activities, I cannot help but believe there is something magical, inspiring, and transformational about what we do here at Team PH.
We have several athlete awareness and fundraising events in April and May: the Pittsburgh 5K, Pittsburgh Marathon, and several individual racing events across the country. Several of these athletes are racing in support and honor of #LetMeBeYourLungs patient matches. Our global teams are also growing. We are working with our friends in South Africa, who are working to develop Team PH South Africa. Team PH Germany has worked to have an incredible opportunity with Actelion Germany for World PH Day. Team PH Mexico and Team PH Brazil are also working hard in their countries for the PH community.
To reflect on these events and organizational growth, and to share the success with the PH community, several inspiring stories will appear in this month’s newsletter, social media platforms, and our website. We will also be sharing global stories of PH from patients across the globe to celebrate World PH Day on May 5th. Our focus on this day is global unity for a global disease, and reinforce this notion, we want to challenge you, your friends and family to ride, walk, or run along with Team PH using the free app, Strava, to track your miles. At the end of the day on May 5th, we hope to tally up thousands of miles logged to show support of the PH community. Download the Strava app to your phone, and join our group titled, World PH Day with Team PHenomenal Hope.
With everything we have going on, I would like to take a moment to say a special thank you to our many volunteers, team captains, athletes, patients, families, sponsors and other donors for uniting your efforts to positively impact those affected by pulmonary hypertension. What we do would not be possible without your support.
We hope that you are inspired by what we do to build awareness for the PH community. We hope you will please consider making a donation to support our on-going efforts to make a difference in the lives of PH patients. You may make a donation online at www.teamphenomalhope.org or by check to Team PHenomenal Hope, P.O. Box 1115, Beloit, WI 53512.