Oct. 17, 2012

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    Third Annual Colorado PH 5K Run Walk for PHun

Walking in the Sun ...

In mid-September I flew to Colorado for the Third Annual Colorado PH 5K Run Walk for PHun. It was another terrific event with tremendous spirit — I never saw so many clowns in one place! » Read more

What's In This Issue

» Spotlight On... Promote PH in the Media
» Get Smart
» Living Better with PH
» PH Community Scoop

» From the PHA News Desk
» Medical Community Bulletin
» PH News Headlines

Spotlight On...
    Jeannette Morrill

You Can Promote PH in the Media, Too!

PH Awareness Month

When Jeannette Morrill first reached out to the media about her newly minted pulmonary hypertension support group, she admitted that she felt shy about talking to reporters about PH. Yet almost a decade later, with multiple news story successes under her belt, Jeannette is much more confident about working with the media. » Read more

Get Smart
    PHA Daily Beat

Get the Daily Dish on PH

Can’t wait for the next issue of PHANews? With PHA Daily Beat, you can get the latest news, educational information, events and tips for how to get involved daily via email or RSS. Read PHA Daily Beat Subscribe via email or RSS

Living Better with PH
    Email Mentors

Support is Just an Email Away

You don’t have to do it alone! Connect with experienced patients and caregiver email mentors to get the support you need. Search for mentors by associated diseases, age, gender and special topics. » Learn more

PH Community Scoop
    October Fun Walks

PHers Spread Hope and Awareness Across the East Coast with PHA Signature Fun Walks

PH Awareness Month

Saturday, Oct. 6, marked the beginning of the fall special events season with three PHA Signature Fun Walks that brought together communities along the East Coast to walk for a cure. Crowds gathered in New York, Maryland and Georgia to raise awareness about pulmonary hypertension, as well as funds for research and patient and family-serving programs – laying the foundation for PH Awareness Month this November. » Read more

    Santa Barbara PH Funwalk for a Cure

Notable 1st Year Special Event!

Congratulations to the Santa Barbara PH Support Group, Dr. Jeffrey Sager, Cottage Pulmonary Hypertension Center and Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants on their first-ever Santa Barbara PH Funwalk for a Cure, which occurred in late August. This group of dedicated patients, caregivers and medical professionals saw a need and worked together to officially raise over $20,000 for PHA’s research efforts and patient-serving programs. Thank you, Santa Barbara!  » Read more

From the PHA News Desk
    Stand up and be counted!

Stand Up and Be Counted!

PH Awareness Month

Make PH Awareness Month count by being included in the count! Our membership is the official number PHA uses when advocating on Capitol Hill and working with the media to raise awareness. Help us capture the attention of the movers and shakers who can advance our cause by being counted as a PHA member. » Join or renew now

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Medical Community Bulletin
    PHA Online University

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Join Us for Our Live Webinar Series

The learning never stops! Hear from specialists in the field on the topics that matter to you with the live webinar series at PHA Online University - the hub for medical professionals. Check out the upcoming schedule at

PH News Headlines

» Experts Blaze TRAIL for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapy

» Bayer to Present Data on Investigational Pulmonary Hypertension Compound at CHEST 2012

» Doctors Hospital's Exercise Tests Athletes, Patients

» Butler County Woman Thrives After Surgical Innovation at AGH Removes Life-Threatening Blood Clots From Her Lungs

» Giving Kids the Hunt of Their Lives

» Puppy Love for Natalie

» CPAP for Emergency Management of Congestive Heart Failure Is Rapidly Becoming the New Standard of Care

» More News

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 20, 2012
2nd Annual Miles for Mallory PHamily PHun Walk
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Oct. 26, 2012
Patient Day for PH Patients and Caregivers
Durham, N.C.

Nov. 3, 2012
3rd Annual Breathe Easy 5K
Albuquerque, N.M.

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