World PH Day 2016

PHA Canada PH Awareness Video

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada will mark the 5th annual World PH Day on May 05th with the release of a new awareness video. This video aims to raise public awareness of the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, and the impact of the disease on patients, caregivers and family members.

This video was produced in partnership with Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, a Vanouver film cooperative, and filmmaker Tyler Gamsby (Creek Water Media). Special thanks to the members who participated in this project: the James Family; Terry Anstey; the Rathonyi-Reusz Family; Natalie Roy and Justin Price; Dianne Gale; Robyn Ashmore; and Josie Pretty.

Take Part in World PH Day

World PH Day is a global awareness event, but everyone can participate on a local scale! Celebrating World PH Day helps raise awareness of PH, but it is also a way to celebrate the strength and resilience of the PH community worldwide. On May 5th, we also celebrate developments in the areas of PH research and treatment!

There are many ways that you can get involved, help raise awareness, and join the celebrations:

  • Take part in our Paint Canada Purple campaign by making illumination requests in your community, witnessing the illumination of monuments, and sharing images on social media.
  • Wear purple on May 5th and send us a photo via email ( or social media (@PHACanada).
  • Make a statement on your social media channels by changing your profile image to this PH awareness ribbon photo, courtesy of PH mom Geneviève Marcoux:11200578_1412677619053821_4647508703267486327_n.jpg
  • Show your support by wearing or distributing PH awareness gear and material. Make an order on our online store.
  • Host an awareness table or organize an event. Find out more here.

Have fun! Decorate your home with purple lights, wear a purple wig, paint your nails periwinkle… why not, it’s time to celebrate!

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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 more than 25 million people living with PH worldwide. More than twenty five international PH patient associations participate in World PH Day by organizing national awareness campaigns.

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