2016 06 25 PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research
Ajax, ON
6/25/2016 - 7/25/2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00AM–12:00
Ajax Rotary Park (177 Lake Driveway W, Ajax, ON L1S 7J1)

1.jpgIt’s that time of the year again –the third annual PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research is set to take place on Saturday June 25, 2016 with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m.We will be hosting the event on the Ajax Waterfront Trail again this year, but due to construction, the run/walk will be starting and ending at Rotary Park. Last year we had 98 participants join us and were able to raise $11,888.50 –we are hoping this year’s event will be just as successful!

As many of you know, Joseph and I host this event every summer in honour of our mom, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) 7 years ago. IPAH is when the arteries of the lungs become narrowed, making it more difficult for the heart to pump blood forward through the lungs. This places great stress on the heart and leads to enlargement of the heart. There is no known cause for the disease. Some symptoms of IPAH include shortness of breath that worsens with physical activity, cough, fatigue, dizziness, retention of fluid resulting in swollen legs, feet and hands, chest pain and heart failure. Statistics show survival of about three years if the disease goes untreated. 50% of patients survive five years or more from diagnosis. IPAH is a debilitating, life-threatening illness with no cure.

It is extremely important to our family to continue to raise awareness and funds for PHA Canada’s research program to hopefully one day find a cure for our mom and others like her. It would be greatly appreciated if you could seek sponsorship to participate in this event - every little bit counts! Tax receipts can be provided, if requested, for sponsorships exceeding $20, as long as the name, address and phone number of the sponsor is provided. Cheques are payable to PHA Canada. The registration fee for this event is $10, however, this will be waived if you are able to raise over $15! When you arrive at the run/walk with your sponsor sheet and collected funds, you will be entered into a draw for some prizes! The run/walk will take place, rain or shine, and refreshments will be provided for you after you have completed the 5K! If you know someone who would like to participate with you in this event, all are welcome - please let us know in advance so we can accommodate them with regards to the permit and refreshments. On this page there is a link to a pledge form. Please RSVP no later than June 18. Thank you and we hope you can make it!

Download event forms:
If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate to PHA Canada, you can do so here: phacanada.ca/runwalkforresearch

Contact for more info:
Renae M (renae.mohammed@gmail.com)

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