March 28, 2011

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Special Events

Resource Articles Now Available Online

The four-part series, What Does it Take to Plan a Special Event?, was first introduced in PHA's quarterly publication, Pathlight, last summer. The series featured advice on event planning topics ranging from publicity to day-of event logistics.  All four installments are now available online and can be read in their entirety. » Read these articles

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Taylor Caffrey

Walk 2 Cure PH - The Ellie Godina Memorial Walk

This inaugural walk in memory of young PH patient, Ellie Godina, will be held on April 9 in Ohio. Hear how her parents, Joe and Missy, have dedicated themselves to raising funds and awareness for the disease and inspired hundreds to join in the cause. » Read more


South Florida Support Group: Raising Funds and Awareness in the Sunshine State

This group has not only been a vital support system for PH patients in South Florida, it's taken a proactive approach to combating PH by educating others and fundraising for a cure.  Read about the array of activities these Floridians have undertaken. » Get inspired

February and March Event Planners: Many Thanks!

To those who made February and March event-ful, a big thanks: Fiesta de Amor con Propósito (Brooklyn, N.Y.); 4th Annual Fish Fry (San Diego, Calif.); Posh Little Closet Consignment Sale (Ormond Beach, Fla.); A PHabulous Fundraiser at Kosmima European Jewelry (Denver, Colo.), The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival (The Woodlands, Texas).
Planning Tools, Tips and Resources

Sphere event

Meet-a-Mentor: Amanda McKee

With each new issue of Event-ful Times, we profile an organizer from our Special Events mentor network. Meet Amanda McKee, organizer of the Greater St. Louis Area PHA Wine-Tasting and Dinner, held bienially during PH Awareness Month in November. As a support group leader, Amanda mobilized fellow group members to become dynamic volunteers for this highly successful fundraiser. » Meet Amanda and learn more about our Special Events Mentorship program

    Merle Reeseman

Helpful Planning Notes from an Event Organizer

Carol Lindstrom, co-planner for the PHenomenal Hope for a Cure Luncheon in Omaha, Neb., has graciously shared with the PHA Special Events community the planning documents for this annual fundraiser. Items include: the committee planning structure, plan of action, tips on soliciting donations, running a silent auction and the luncheon's schedule of events. » Dive into these planning documents! (PDF)

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Upcoming Events

April 9, 2011
Walk 2 Cure PH - The Ellie Godina Memorial Walk 
Euclid, Ohio

April 9, 2011
5th Annual Spur a Cure for PH
Phoenix, Ariz.

April 16, 2011
3rd Annual Scramble for a Cure Golf Tournament
Las Vegas, Nev.

April 30, 2011
The Grape Escape
Richwoods, Mo.


» Go to the Events Calendar

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Special Events Forum

Being involved in PHA Special Events also means becoming part of a community of volunteer organizers across the country. Connecting with this entire network of people is as simple as sending an email. » Ask questions and share stories today!


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