Archive for February, 2015

February 28, 2015 – 20 Mile March for PH in Honour of Everleigh

Royal Ascots 20 Mile March for PH
Royal Ascots 20 Mile March for PH in Honour of Everleigh Pirerce!
Delaware, ON —> Battle of Longwood Site
Saturday, February 28,2015 – 7:00AM start time

Join Everleigh and PHriends at the Royal Ascots 20 Mile March for PH in Delaware, ON on Saturday February 28! The Royal Scots have been inspired by little miss Everleigh, one of our community’s PHighters, and have decided to take action. They will be marching 20 miles starting in Delaware, ON, with all funds raised benefiting PHA Canada.

In honour of the 20 Mile March conducted by the Royal Scots and 89th Light Companies on March 1814 from Delaware to Battle Hill in Mosa Township at theBattle of Longwoods, the UTMRS is dedicating this march to raise funds for PHA Canada to find a treatment and cure. We will donate all funds raised in honour of Everleigh.

If you are interested in supporting this incredible event, please contact Glenn Scott at or cell 519-828-3943 if you’re invested to help out!

May 5, 2015 – World PH Day!

PH Day - May 5, 2015

May 5th is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day: a global day of awareness for this illness.

In 2014, members of our community requested that their local monuments be illuminated in periwinkle purple for May 5th. This colour represents the bluish-purple tinge seen on the lips and fingers of pulmonary hypertension patients. Last May 5th, we witnessed the following monuments illuminated:

  • The Toronto CN Tower
  • The Toronto City Hall
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Fort Erie Peace Bridge
  • The Vancouver BC Place

In 2015, we want to build on this ‘Paint Canada Purple’ campaign. Lighting our Canadian monuments in purple in honour of World PH Day will raise awareness of this disease. Most of us have never heard of the disease until it affects us or someone we know. Unfortunately, this low public awareness means that pulmonary hypertension is often diagnosed at a very late stage. It’s extremely important to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension and in doing so, promote earlier diagnosis.

We are currently working on getting more monuments illuminated this year. If you have one in mind not listed here, please let us know!

Join our Facebook Event and help spread the word!




We are excited to announce today that on May 5, 2015 the CN Tower will light up purple for World Pulmonary Hypertension Day! ‪#‎WorldPHDay‬

This year there will be many more monuments across Canada that will also light up purple! If you live near any of these cities be sure to check it out and snap us a pic!

  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton AB
  • Okotoks Town Hall, Okotoks AB
  • City Hall, Toronto ON
  • Langevin Bridge, Calgary AB
  • Olympic Stadium, Montreal QC
  • Science World, Vancouver BC
  • BC Place, Vancouver BC
  • Heritage Building, Ottawa ON
  • City of Victoriaville, QC
  • Ville de Plessisville, QC
  • CN Tower, Toronto ON
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary AB
  • St-Ferdinand d’Halifax, Plessisville QC
  • Calgary Telus Spark Center, Calgary AB
  • Hôtel de ville de Plessiville, Plessisville, QC
  • Manoir du Lac William, St-Ferdinand, QC

To view photos from #WorldPHDay, follow us on Instagram!


February 7-8, 2015 – Finch Winter Carnival

Finch Winter Carnival

Finch Winter Carnival
Finch Community Arena
4 John Street, Finch, ON K0C 1K0
Saturday Feb 7, 2015 – Sunday Feb 8, 2015

Sean Mullin and his community will be hosting an exciting Winter Carnival on Feb 7 & 8 at the Finch Community Arena (4 John Street, Finch, ON K0C 1K0).

There will be a spaghetti supper and dancing on Saturday, and a breakfast and skating on Sunday. All proceeds will go to PHA Canada, and in addition, a local bank is MATCHING funds raised! Don’t miss the Finch Winter Carnival.

Contact for more info.

March 6, 2015 – PH Awareness Booth

Come join Ruth and PHriends as she set up a PH Booth at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Community Outreach Fair hosted by UPS for Pharmacy Awareness Month.

Drop by to say hi and learn more about Pulmonary Hypertension!

Pharmacy Awareness Month
Community Outreach Fair
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (144 College St., Toronto)
Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00pm-3:00pm

We are looking for volunteers to help man the booth on Friday afternoon. If you are interested please contact Ruth at or call 905-775-3586.

UPS (Undergraduate Pharmacy Society) is an organization run by the students for the students. As a pharmacy student, you are automatically a member of this society. UPS links all four classes together, as well as the faculty staff. Our mission is to “promote social, athletic, and professional activities to the undergraduate pharmacy student for the purpose of enhancing the educational experience at this faculty.

As future pharmacists, we will undoubtedly come across patients who are living with pulmonary hypertension and I want to make sure that our students are made aware of your organization as a result. We think this will be a good opportunity to have pharmacy students learn more about how we can provide the proper health care to patients living with pulmonary hypertension.