Colorado Pulmonary Hypertension 5K Run for PHun 2013
Join us for our fourth annual 5K event to support Pulmonary Hypertension research and awareness. Post-Event Expo, Kids Area, Silent Auction, and an Educational Session will make this an exciting event you will not want to miss!
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The University of Colorado Denver, and Children’s Hospital Colorado, will be hosting its third annual Colorado Pulmonary Hypertension 5K Run for PHun on Sunday, September 15th at 9:00 a.m. at City Park in Denver.
This event continues a unique collaboration between adult and pediatric centers. The University of Colorado Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado are national and world leaders in PH research and patient care. As you may be aware, the University of Colorado at Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado are now located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, where over 1 million square feet of adult and pediatric research space has been completed, creating one of the largest healthcare research complexes in the world.
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, under-diagnosed, and often misdiagnosed disease. The disease causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. This makes it harder for the blood to flow through the lungs to pick up oxygen. This causes potentially life-threatening consequences such as right heart failure. When diagnosed in time, treatments can be administered that improve quality of life and may prolong it. At this time there is no cure; but we believe through research we will find the cure for PH.
We appreciate your willingness to help us raise money and awareness to fight this disease. On behalf of PH patients, family members, caregivers and friends, we thank you for your participation and support in this annual event.
Schedule of Events:
8:00 – 8:45a.m. Race Check-in
9:00a.m. Run/Walk Begins
8:30 – 10:30a.m. Silent Auction
8:30 – 10:30a.m. Kids Area
10:30a.m. Awards Ceremony
11:00a.m. Educational Session
$25 Pre-registration (by 9/12/13) includes Race T-shirt and Grab Bag
$35 Event Day Registration includes Race T-shirt and Grab Bag (although size not gauranteed).
Race Day Parking:
Race attendees should plan to enter City Park on race day from the Colorado Boulevard and 22nd Avenue entrance on the east side of the park. All other entrances will be closed on race day.
SILENT AUCTION: Take a sneek peek at all of the great items that will be auctioned off at this year's Colorado Run for PHun by visiting https://www.facebook.com/CORunForPHunSilentAuction
For more information, please contact:
Beth Coleman (Children’s Hospital Colorado) Beth.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org or 720-777-5825
Deb McCollister (University of Colorado) email@example.com or 720-848-6540
Robin Hohsfield (University of Colorado) Robin.Hohsfield@uch.edu or 720-848-6535