Archive for September, 2010

Toronto Pucker Up 4 PH

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada have joined forces with 29 patient groups across the globe to try and set a new Guinness World Record for the largest collection of lipstick prints (preferably blue) to try and raise the profile of PH in a global campaign called PuckerUp4PH.

Blue lips, or cyanosis, as it is also known, can be a sign that someone has PH so a Blue Lips logo was designed to try and help build recognition of the disease.

This campaign is important because lack of awareness of PH is one of the main reasons why it can take 2 years for the condition to be diagnosed. If not treated, approximately half of PH patients die within the same period. For those who are diagnosed, it can make you feel very isolated when no one around you knows about what you’re living with.

There is no cure for PH, but thanks to relatively new treatments, people with PH are living longer and with a better quality of life. The important thing is getting people diagnosed early, which is why increased awareness of PH is so vital.

Visit Spare A Kiss & Help Us Break A World Record To Put Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), the virtually unheard of lung condition, on the map.


This past week, the Toronto support group  banded together at their most recent support group meeting to PuckerUp4PH, collecting 25 kisses from those attending.  They are not done yet however, with the exercise generating much excitement in the  group and many members taking kits home with them to extend the campaign into their own communities.

November 6, 2010 – “Let Me Breathe” A Vegas Fundraiser

Click here to DOWNLOAD our event flyer (PDF).

What: “Let Me Breathe” – A Vegas Fundraiser for Pulmonary Hypertension
When: Saturday, November 6th 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Brebeuf College School – 211 Steeles Ave. E., Toronto
Ticket: $25

It’s Back! The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada – Toronto Chapter is excited to present our 2nd annual fundraising event: “Let Me Breathe” – A Vegas Fundraiser for Pulmonary Hypertension. Last year, we raised $10,400 – and hope to make this year an even bigger success!

With over 200 guests expected, the night will feature casino game favourites, live entertainment, live auction, door prizes and much more!

Please join us for a night of celebrations as we kick off Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month!

All proceeds go to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

Photos from Let Me Breathe 2009


Tickets can be purchased in advance through a Toronto Chapter member or by e-mailing info[at] They can also be purchased at the door.

This is a 19+ yrs old event. Cash Bar.

Upon admission each person will receive X amount of PH Dollars to play casino game favourites. Near the end of the night you’ll use your PH Dollars to bid on great items at the live auction.

We have lots of great prizes this year! Including: Apple iPad, LCD TV, Netbook, gift cards and much more! (We’ll update the items up for auction here as we secure them!)

Doors open at 7:00pm. Arrive early to maximum your casino gaming time for the chance to win more PH Dollars!

View the Facebook Event Invite