Join us for our fifth annual Colorado Pulmonary Hypertension fundraiser. This year we will have renamed of our event to reflect the broad focus of the event including a Post-Event Expo, Kids Area, Silent Auction, and Educational Session, in addition to the 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk. Our event offers something for everyone regardless if you are a runner or just want to enjoy a day with friends and family in the park. You will learning more about pulmonary hypertension and be supporting a great cause while raising awareness and funding for research and education. The COLORADO PH IN THE PARK will be an exciting day you will not want to miss!
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The University of Colorado Denver, and Children’s Hospital Colorado will be hosting the COLORADO PH IN THE PARK on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:00 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, with over 1 million square feet of adult and pediatric research space, 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.
Race Schedule of Events
Check-in 8:00am - 8:45 am
Run/Walk begins 9:00am
Silent Auction 8:30am – 10:30am
Kids PHun Area 8:30am – 10:30am
Post-Event Educational Expo 10:15am
For more information, please contact:
Beth Coleman (Children’s Hospital Colorado)
Beth.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org or 720-777-5825
Debra Zupancic (University of Colorado)
Debra.Zupancic@ucdenver.edu or 720-848-6534
Robin Hohsfield (University of Colorado)
Robin.Hohsfield@uchealth.org or 720-848-6535