Race of Our Lives - Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Meet the team

Team PHenomenal Hope is an all-women cycling team including a PH-treating physician that will compete in the high-endurance cycling event, Race Across America ( RAAM), in June 2014. The Pittsburgh-based team will be racing to raise awareness of PH and funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Visit Team PHenomenal Hope's website to learn more about each team member!
 

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Team Members

Ann-Marie Alderson

Ann-Marie Alderson, Racer

"Helping to raise awareness and raise research funds to find a cure for PH is a very meaningful thing, and I feel blessed to be able to contribute my athletic talents to the team effort."

Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett, Crew Chief

"I joined the team, initially, to help out my good friends. Since then, I've been witness to a whole new community and disease — this is just a small way to help out."

Greta Daniels

Greta Daniels, Crew Chief & Alternate Racer

"I'm inspired by anyone who struggles with a debilitating condition like PH and continues to approach life with a positive attitude and a will to succeed."

Patty George

Patricia George, MD, Racer

"I joined Team PHenomenal Hope to make a difference, to ride my bike for something greater than my own fitness or personal race goals. In my 'day job' I take care of patients with PH, many of whom are pre- or post-transplant, as well as do research in PH, but we all recognize that we need more awareness and more funding to find a cure."

Sarah Harper

Sara Harper, Alternate Racer/Crew Member

"I've learned that PH patients are strong individuals who deal with so much every day. They live their lives to fullest and don't let their condition set their limit."

Ryanne Palermo

Ryanne Palermo, Racer

"The opportunity to ride for others, to represent an entire community of amazing people, to be trusted with such a monumental task it's overwhelming in the best of ways!"

Stacie Truszkowski

Stacie Truszkowski, Racer

"At first [RAAM] meant doing an amazing race as a big milestone in my life with some great friends — now it’s not just about me, it’s about raising awareness for an important cause."

Hear From the Team

Listen in on a recorded webinar that acquainted PHers with members of Team PH.

Play the recording (45 min.)

Did you know?

Cyclists in the Race Across America raise more than $2 million each year for a wide range of charitable causes. Put PH on the map!

Events & Pages

Dr. Hap Farber's Race of Our Lives Ski Challenge
March 2014

Join the PHenomenal Mile
April 12, 2014

Deanna Link's Page
Till May 30, 2014

Kim Turner's Page
Till May 30, 2014

Deanna Edwards's Page
Till May 30, 2014

Alyssa Jackson - Alyssa's Walk For The Cure
Till May 30, 2014

Raeana Rader - PHighting together for the Race of our Lives
Till May 30, 2014

Kristine Green - LiPHe in the Grand Valley
Till May 30, 2014

Joannie Yuille's Page
till May 30, 2014

Bonnie Patricelli's Page
till May 30, 2014

Tiffany Gunderman - Long Beach Support Group's Virtual Fund Raising Page
till May 30, 2014

Stacey Gausling's Page - The Phenomenal Mile - A Personal Challenge just for YOU!
till May 30, 2014

Lauren Boyton's Page - PHighting to Stay PHenomenal - PHiladelphia
in honor of Brooke's battle and all others battling PH

Jonathan Rigby's Ironman New Orleans Page
April 13, 2014

Nichole Holland Bardwell's Page

In Memory of Ashley Burkey

Kathleen Richardson's 3,000 Miles for PH
Nov. 2013 to June 2014

The PH Peddler: A 3,000 Mile Journey
ends June 2014

Want Race Gear?

Get a Race of Our Lives T-shirt, water bottle or bracelet. Sponsor 10 miles or more!

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