Race of Our Lives - Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Team PHenomenal Hope Pacesetters

Many professionals who work with pulmonary hypertension patients are very passionate about fighting this disease and supporting people who are living with it. The Race of Our Lives campaign is an exciting way to channel their passion while supporting all that PHA does for patients, families and professionals. PHA is inviting healthcare professionals to show their solidarity with Dr. Patty George of UPMC, the Race team captain, and the other women who have agreed to take this incredible physical challenge in the name of PHA by becoming Pacesetters.

Team PHenomenal Hope Pacesetters are medical professionals who are making exceptional contributions to the Race of Our Lives efforts. Pacesetters have committed to undertaking one of the following actions:

DONATE Supporting the campaign with a leadership level donation pledge
MOVE Undertaking a physical challenge as a platform to fundraise for the campaign
SHARE Spreading the word of the campaign to their peers, patients, and community


NAME   Institution   Contribution   WEBPAGE
Dr. Hap Farber   Boston University   100,000 vertical feet Ski Climb   Click here
Dr. Hunter Champion   UPMC   Leadership donation pledge    
Dr. Mike Mathier   UPMC   Leadership donation pledge    
Daniel T. Layish, MD, FACP, FCCP   Central Florida Pulmonary Group   Committed to sharing Race of Our Lives promotional materials to his patients and staff.    

Video Spotlight

Team PHenomenal Hope Video

Watch this video to learn more about the team.



Pacesetters commit to making leadership donations starting at $1,000.


Email RaceofOurLives@
to turn an upcoming physical challenge into a Race of Our Lives fundraiser.


Email RaceofOurLives@
to receive Race of Our Lives postcards to hand out to your peers and patients.

Want to support the Race of Our Lives campaign, but not at the leadership level? Sponsor a Mile of Team PH’s journey.

Sponsor a Mile

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