Run/Walk for Research in support of PHA Canada
Sunday, July 27 2014, 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Ajax Lakefront Trail – The very end of Shoal Point Road
Renae is planning a 5 kilometre Run/Walk fundraiser to take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014 with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the run starting at 9:30 a.m. The run will take place on the Ajax Lakefront Trail, and will start and finish at the very end of Shoal Point Road at the lake. This Run/Walk is in honour of her mom, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) 5 years ago.
IPAH is when the arteries of the lungs become narrowed, making it more difficult for the heart to pump blood forward through the lungs. This places great stress on the heart and leads to enlargement of the heart. There is no known cause for the disease. Some symptoms of IPAH include shortness of breath that worsens with physical activity, cough, fatigue, dizziness, retention of fluid resulting in swollen legs, feet and hands, chest pain and heart failure. Statistics show survival of about three years if the disease goes untreated. 50% of patients survive five years or more from diagnosis. IPAH is a debilitating, life-threatening illness with no cure.
Renae is raising funds to send to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada. It would be greatly appreciated if you could seek sponsorship to participate in this event – every little bit counts! Tax receipts can be provided, if requested, for sponsorships exceeding $15, as long as the name, address and phone number of the sponsor is provided. Cheques are payable to PHA Canada.
The registration fee for this event is $10, however, this will be waved if you are able to raise over $15! When you arrive at the run/walk with your sponsor sheet and collected funds, you will be entered into a draw for some prizes!
The Run/Walk will take place, rain or shine, and refreshments will be provided for you after you have completed the 5K! If you know someone who would like to participate with you in this event, all are welcome – just please let me know in advance so I can accommodate them with regards to the permit and refreshments.
Ajax Lakefront Trail
Please invite your friends to our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/736996613019603/