Special Events Mentor Profile

Lois and Preston Piper

"We decided to host a special event because we lost our daughter to pulmonary hypertension (PH), and want to raise awareness of PH - especially the importance of early diagnosis saving lives. What we enjoy most about organizing 'Miles for Mallory PHamily PHun Walk' is watching people finding out about PH who had never heard of it before, and other people's enthusiasm."


 

Mallory's family (Lois Piper, far left; Tim Hicks, far right;
Brandon Hicks, front) get together with PHA Board and SLC member
Dr. Mike McGoon and his wife Bonnie for a photo op at the 2nd Annual
Miles for Mallory PHamily PHun WalkMallory's family (Lois Piper, far left; Tim Hicks, far right;
Brandon Hicks, front) get together with PHA Board and SLC member
Dr. Mike McGoon and his wife Bonnie for a photo op at the 2nd Annual
Miles for Mallory PHamily PHun Walk

Special Event Type:

Fun walk/Fun run
Fundraising luncheon/dinner

Special Event Name:

Miles for Mallory PHamily PHun Walk (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Number of Years Held:

Two (2011 and 2012)

Lois and Preston's Topics of Interest Include:

  • Event logistics
  • Obtaining donated items
  • Getting donations from my personal networks and contacts
  • Incorporating PH education/awareness into my event
  • Getting the word out about my event in order to have great turnout
  • Obtaining media coverage of my event

The best piece of advice they have to offer first-time fundraising event organizers:

Even though it's scary, and you feel like you don't know what you're doing, trust that people want to support you, and invite everyone.


Get Connected

To connect with Lois and Preston, another Special Events Mentor, or to become a mentor yourself,
contact Events@PHAssociation.org.

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