Letter from the Director: We are in this Fight Together

August 29,2019

This past month, several Team PH athletes have participated in races that demonstrate the challenges PH poses to our patients. We hope this display of support inspires those we race for. Read race reports from our athletes, recapping race highlights (and lowlights) here.

Shortly we will enter the fourth quarter of the year, and as such, I want to take this opportunity and thank our generous and supportive sponsors.

Actelion Pharmaceuticals has been an active partner with Team PH, with several employees joining our endurance and Let Me Be Your Lungs programs. See Actelion employee and Team PH athlete John Hartney’s fundraising page here to learn more about why he joined the team and his support. We had the privilege of spending World PH with Actelion at their headquarters, where even more employees joined the cause and raced side-by-side on stationary bikes to build awareness for PH. Actelion has been alongside of us at the PHenomenal Hope 5K in Pennsylvania and the PHreinds4Life Concert in California, as well.

CVS Specialty continues to be an active participant in our endurance and Let Me Be Your Lungs programs. 29 CVS employees are currently racing for Team PH, some of which did not previously have a connection with PH. Our top fundraiser in 2018 and one of our top fundraisers this year is Christine Walsh, CVS employee and Team PH board member. CVS also supports our PHenomenal Hope 5K, our Let Me Be Your Lungs program, and above and beyond through personal fundraising. Additionally, in November for PH Awareness Month, CVS pharmacies will feature a Team PH in-store radio ad to help further our reach.

Other sponsors in 2019 include Bayer, who rejoined Team PH as a sponsor in 2019 and supported the PHenomenal Hope 5K as well. We are thrilled to renew this partnership and begin new endeavors with Bayer. Gilead Sciences and United Therapeutics have also been generous supporters of Team PH and our cause.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping Team PH make a difference in the lives of those affected by PH! Without your support, our work would not be possible.

To make a donation to Team PH online, visit www.teamphenomenalhope.org. Checks can be mailed to Team PHenomenal Hope, P.O. Box 1115, Beloit, WI. 53512.

*If you would like to learn about giving options such as stock transfers, IRA rollovers and other tax advantaged giving, please contact me directly at linda@teamphenomenalhope.org.

Linda Appleby
Executive Director
Team PHenomenal Hope

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