Desert Dudes & Divas Walk for a Cure
We are going to have our 1st PAH walk for a cure. To make our community aware of Pulmonary Hypertension, and work towards finding a cure for this rare disease. I was diagnosed in October of 2015 with Pulmonary Hypertension. It has impacted my life beyond belief. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of high blood pressure that occurs in the right side of the heart and in the arteries that supply blood to the lungs, When this happens, the body can’t get the oxygen it needs. PAH often causes symptoms that include shortness of breath, fatigue and chest discomfort, and can make it difficult to lead an active life, as activities of daily living, like walking, working, or even taking care of yourself and your family become harder.
No cure is available for PAH. The treatments available focus on relieving symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease.
Researchers continue to find new ways to treat PAH. These treatments offer hope for the future.
According to the American Lung Association, about 50 percent of people who have been diagnosed with PAH will die from the disease within five years. Treatment can extend life expectancy, but people diagnosed with PAH who don’t receive adequate treatment live an average of three years.
My therapy includes a pump which is attached to me 24 hours a day infusing medication. I need to take an assortment of oral medications 15 pills a day to be exact, and it will continue to worsen over time, even with proper treatment. We need to find a cure with your generous donations you will help us get one step closer to a cure.
And lets get together at Reid Park on April 2nd 2017 for our 1st Walk4APHCure.
We will have delicious food catered from a local Resturant, Great Music that we love here in the Southwest.
We will also raffle off many great prizes and when the last person completes our one mile walk we will have our Grand Super Prize raffle you wont to miss.
We are asking a donation of $25.00 19 and over and $15.00 12 to 18. 12 and under are free. (must be accompanied by an adult). With your donation you will receive a Walk4APHCure t-shirt. So dont forget to let us know your size.
Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday morning where else are you going to have Brunch, Music, Prizes and a healthy stroll with PHriends. Thank you from our HEARTS ❤ your donations are helping me and other PH FIGHTERS in our community with research to help find a cure to beat this devistating life changing disease.
This is a family-friendly, non-competitive one-mile loop around Reid Park and is accessible to all fitness levels.