World PH Day

Friday May 5, 2017, marks the 6th annual World PH Day, a global event dedicated to raising awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH). 

Friday May 5th, marks the 6th annual World PH Day, a global event dedicated to raising awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH). World PH Day brings attention to the need to improve the quality of life—and life expectancy—of the more than 25 million people living worldwide with PH. On May 5th, we will come together to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the PH community as well as developments in the areas of PH research and treatment! 

Help us raise PH awareness and join the celebration! Here’s how you can participate:

  • Wear purple on May 5th and send us a photo via email ( or social media (@PHACanada). We’ll compile all the photos we receive into a great periwinkle collage extravaganza!
  • Tell your PH story to someone who hasn’t heard it yet.
  • Make a statement on your social media channels by changing your profile image to this one:
  • Share our PH Awareness video and PSAs with your networks via email or on social media:

PH Awareness Video:

PH Awareness PSA: Invisible Disease

PH Awareness PSA: Play Time

About World PH Day

WPHD_logo1.jpgCelebrated annually on May 5th since 2012, World PH Day is an international event that raises awareness of pulmonary hypertension worldwide. World PH Day focuses on the importance of improving the quality of life and life expectancy of the more than 25 million people living with PH worldwide. Over 80 international PH patient associations participate in World PH Day by organizing national awareness campaigns. 

For more information, please visit:

Launch of New Sometimes It’s PH Campaign

Sometimes_its_PH_website_graphics-04.pngWe will mark the 6th annual World PH Day with the launch of Sometimes It’s PH, a new educational campaign targeting medical professionals. On May 5th we will release our new website featuring information on PH including its signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

Sometimes It’s PH aims to reduce delays to diagnosis by encouraging medical professionals—such as GPs, respiratory therapists, and internists—to consider PH in their practice. The new campaign website,, provides comprehensive information to help medical professionals identify the signs and symptom of PH, order investigative tests if they suspect PH, and refer patients to a specialized centre to confirm a diagnosis of PH. 

To learn more, read our Press Release

World PH Day Celebration at the Ottawa Heart Institute

World_PH_Day_PHA_Canada_and_Ottawa_Heart_Institute_invitation_highres.pngPHA Canada will be holding a special World PH Day celebration at the Ottawa Heart Institute on May 5th. If you live in the Ottawa region, please join us for a lunch gathering including refreshments and presentations by local patients, PH specialists, and PHA Canada Executive Director Jamie Myrah. Please RSVP to Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte at

WHEN: Friday May 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Ottawa Heart Institute, West Foustanellas Auditorium

For more information, please click here.  


Paint Canada Purple
for World PH Day

Canada will be shining bright on May 5th with 11 confirmed Paint Canada Purple illuminations! If you live near one of these monuments, make sure to check out the illumination after nightfall and send a photo to our Communications and Engagement Manager, Mariane, at

BC: Science World and Telus Garden (Vancouver)

Alberta: High Level Bridge (Edmonton)

Ontario: Niagara Falls (Niagara); Welland Canal Bridge (Welland); Toronto City Hall, Toronto Sign, and CN Tower (Toronto)

Quebec: Olympic Stadium (Montreal); Sherbrooke City Hall (Sherbrooke); and Plessisville City Hall (Plessisville)

Fear the Pie for PH

10-year-old PHighter Mia Berdan invites you to take the Fear the Pie for PH challenge for World PH Day! Watch Mia’s video and join the PHun:


1) Acquire a pie

2) Nominate a pie target

3) Pie your target

4) Donate to PHA Canada at

5) Post a video to the Fear the Pie for PH Facebook page


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