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Starting a PHood PHight Against PH: House Parties Pave the Way

Dinner guests enjoy a home-cooked mealDinner guests enjoy a home-cooked meal while
learning about PH.

Growing up, your teachers and parents likely forbade you to throw food at others, but who says you can’t have a little PHood PHight to put pulmonary hypertension in its place? In August, PH patient Denise Bradby wrapped up a series of Cookin' Up a Cure House Parties, which raised nearly $6,000 to support PH research and services for the PH community and provided an inviting, laid-back setting for raising PH awareness.

Denise drew inspiration from PH Awareness Month 2009, and asked herself, “What can I do to help?” She found hosting a series of intimate dinner parties a doable option when considering her personal and professional commitments, health and energy level. Indeed, house parties are a great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of special events. They require minimal planning time and, unlike outdoor sporting events, can be held year-round. Plus, there’s no place like the comfort and convenience of home to host an event!

Hear more about how Denise pulled off her PHood PHight (minus the mess!)

Learn about Denise’s role as a PHA Special Events mentor

PHA offers Cookin’ Up a Cure House Parties how-to guides to help you plan your own party for PH. Just follow the step-by-step recipes for success and you'll be on your way to a great wintertime event. To order your free guide, contact Jessica at 301-565-3004 x765 or JessicaM@PHAssociation.org  

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