4th Annual Breathe Easy 5K
The 4th Annual Breathe Easy 5K is a fun walk/run to raise money and awareness of pulmonary hypertension in the Albuquerque community. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Run Starts!
Registration is $25 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and includes a t-shirt.
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
PH is an incurable disease that affects the lungs and eventually the heart. It causes the arteries in the lungs to constrict becoming too narrow for normal blood flow from the heart to the lungs, creating high blood pressure in the arteries and stress on the heart. General treatment is oral medications and if that doesn't work, it's followed up with continuous IV medications all geared toward sustaining a patient's life until a lung and/or heart transplant can be performed.