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Crowd releasing balloonsThe Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the largest and oldest pulmonary hypertension (PH) association in the world. PHA is a community-based nonprofit that maintains the nation’s largest PH patient and caregiver support group network, lifesaving early diagnosis awareness and education programs, specialty care resources, and research to find ways to prevent and cure PH.

PHA works to connect media professionals with up-to-date information on pulmonary hypertension. We can also connect members of the press with PH patients and medical leaders in the field of PH.

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Selected Recent Press Releases

Aug. 28, 2015

79-Year-Old “Pacing Parson” on Cross-Country Charity Walk Making Headway from Detroit to Toledo
Ahead of his 80th birthday, Don Stevenson (AKA the Pacing Parson), a Seattle-area (Auburn, Wash.) retired minister and former U.S. Marine, will soon complete his 3,000-mile cross-country walk to raise awareness and money for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

July 28, 2015

Special Summer Camp Gives Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Experiences Typically Out of Reach for Kids with their Condition
Every July, since 2007, about 25 pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients experience a summer ritual most kids with the disease only experience through movies and television. They go to summer camp.

July 10, 2015

Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha walks with 79-Year-old ‘Pacing Parson’
Medal of Honor Recipient, Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, is meeting up with 79-year-old ‘Pacing Parson’ Don Stevenson in Minot, ND to join his walk to raise awareness and money for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Romesha will walk with Stevenson through his hometown of Minot, ND, on Saturday, July 11.

June 8, 2015

Nine More U.S. Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers Receive New Accreditation; Bringing Total to 26 Centers as Applications Continue to be Reviewed
With its announcement of nine more centers receiving Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) accreditation bringing the total to 26, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is hopeful as it seeks to improve overall care and outcomes for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH).

View all Press Releases from 2015

Selected News Coverage

Cosmopolitan Magazine - Profile of Carson Smith, a multi-sport athlete who received a life-changing PH diagnosis over a decade ago (Aug. 28, 2015)

Bay City (Mich.) Times - Washington man, 79, treks through Michigan on journey across the country (Aug. 21, 2015)

The Des Moines Register - Can't catch your breath? - profile of Central Iowa's PH center (Aug. 7, 2015)

The Superior Telegram (Wisc.) - Fundraising with two good soles (July 31, 2015)

Litchfield (Conn.) County Times - Author looks to raise awareness, funds for pulmonary hypertension research effort (April 22, 2015)

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