What is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a rare disease which causes high blood pressure in the lungs. This high pressure causes shortness of breath, fatigue, and ultimately, right heart failure. Those affected by PAH feel as though they are suffocating, BECAUSE THEY ARE.
The disease affects children, adults, men and women alike, often striking women in their childbearing years. Without treatment there is a 2.8 year life expectancy from the time of diagnosis.
With early diagnosis, treatments can improve quality of life and may prolong it. HOWEVER, AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO CURE.
We hope to change that, but that can only happen through further research and dedication to finding a cure for this disease.
We need your help! Please help us by participating in the “Toast For A Cure Challenge” as described below.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Adult Research and the Robyn J. Barst Pediatric Research Fund, in care of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
1. Accept the Challenge
2. Toast for a Cure and post the picture or video. Use your favorite beverage or whatever is close by! Some suggestions are below.
3. Tag and share on your Facebook timeline and any groups you are in.
4. Challenge 3 or more of your friends to keep the message going within 24 hours.
5. Support the cause by donating below. Every donation helps, big or small!
If you prefer to donate by check, please mail a check made out to Pulmonary Hypertension Association or PHA to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, C/O Bethany Barnes, 12216 NW Barnes Rd. #141, Portland, OR 97229. Please mark 'Toasting for a Cure' in the memo.
Thirsting for a Cure 2016 is being hosted by the Portland Metro/SW Washington PH Support Group. This dedicated team of PH patients and caregivers has spent countless hours to plan the event in an effort to raise both awareness and research funds for Pulmonary Hypertension. We hope to see your at the event!
*The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Tax ID 65-0880021.
To learn more about pulmonary hypertension PHA visit www.PHAssociation.org