Our Team Grows: Announcing Our 2015 Sponsors

March 17,2015

As we wrap up our Spring Sponsor drive, Team PHenomenal Hope is pleased to announce our 2015 sponsors. From those who have been with us since the beginning to new sponsors who will race with us for the first time, we are extremely excited to announce our 2015 sponsors.

Sponsors are key to supporting our team through monetary donations, which directly support our nonprofit aims, or by helping us raise awareness through web outreach, or providing clothing, signage, or even our race bikes! Some sponsors also support our team members though their training and racing cycles.

We thank all of our sponsors for joining us in our 2015 race!

Our 2015 sponsors include:

Presenting Sponsors

UPMC, Bayer Healthcare

Glass Elevator

Actelion, Mojo Running and Multisport


Gilead, Fiks:Reflective, Fort Pitt Web Shop, Big Bang Bicycles, and Eat’n Park.


Vie 13 Kustom Apparel, Bon’s Eye Marketing, UPMC Sports Medicine


StartUptown, Endurance Performance, Printscape Imaging & Graphics, Pittsburgh Fresh, and Joseph Hoover & Kevin Yeargers from Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

In addition, Team PHenomenal Hope continues to race with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Although we are two separate organizations, we continue to share these goals:

  1. raising awareness about pulmonary hypertension and
  2. raising funds to make an impact in the lives of those living with PH.

We are proud to race with PHA as a partner in our joint effort to defeat this disease.

You’ll be hearing a lot more about our sponsors in future posts and in our social media channels.

Meanwhile on the race course … Team PHenomenal Hope in the Eastern Hemisphere

March came in like a lion, both weather-wise in our hometown of Pittsburgh, and team-wise with Amanda Budzowski (now Gabarda) who completed the Subic Bay Ironman 70.3. She raced in the heat and smoke in the Philippines on March 8, representing Team PHenomenal Hope halfway around the world! We are proud of Amanda! For more information about her race, please see her post here.

Up Next:

In April we will see Ryanne Palermo take on her second ultra-endurance race of 2015, while Monica Reisz runs her 4th Boston Marathon on April 20.

We also invite you to join us on April 4 at the PHenomenal Hope 5K, a super fun race organized by Julia Feitner and the local PHA support group. Come out and celebrate our PH community. Meanwhile, the Race Across the West crew has been recruited, and our first team practices start later this month and continue on into April. There will be a lot to keep up with – so stay tuned on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and watch for the Newsletter next month!

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