Events

October 24 – October 30, 2016 – Run Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin PH Challenge

 

PH Challenge 2016

PH Challenge 2016


Third Annual Run Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin PH Challenge

October 24, 2016 – October 30, 2016

BWG Leisure Centre
471 West Park Ave.
Bradford ON L3Z 0J3

Come participate in this week-long Run, Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin Challenge raising funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

Between the October 24th to October 30th, you are invited to Run/Walk, Swim, or Bike/Spin as many kilometres as you can, to record your distance, and to collect pledges and donations from friends and family for your participation in the event. Please inform Name and contact of contact person by November 1st of how much money you have raised in order to qualify for the “Most Money Raised” prize.

You do NOT have to be a member of the BWG Leisure Centre to participate, but it will be the location to register and participate in the Awards Ceremony. You can participate in this event in your own community.

Register at the BWG Leisure Centre before October 24th to get your pledge sheets; entrance fee is $20. Challenge yourself and invite your friends to run, walk, swim or bike/spin the greatest distance you can in 7 days.

Awards ceremony will be Thursday, November 3 at the BWG Leisure Centre at 10:00am and earlier at the pools for the swimmers at 06:45 am.

BWG Mayor Rob Keffer will give a speech for the Awards Ceremony along with attendace of a representative Jody Hamilton from the ON Lung Association. Special thanks to Laura Vree of Sweet Handmade Cookies, who again this year provided the delicious “cookie medals”.

Donations can be made online to: www.phacanada.ca/phchallenge-donate or collected and logged on donation and pledge forms.

Download registration, donation and pledge sheets here on the website:
http://www.phacanada.ca/en/news-and-events/events-calendar/2016-10-24-third-annual-runwalk-swim-or-bikespin-ph-challenge

Join and share our FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702618140062577/

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May 5, 2016 – World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

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Paint Canada Purple for World PH Day
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 marks the 5th annual World PH Day. This year again, PHA Canada will celebrate and spread awareness of PH by illuminating several Canadian Monuments in Purple.
In 2015, thanks to the efforts of members of our community, 14 monuments were illuminated in periwinkle from shore to shore including landmarks such as: BC Place, Vancouver; Calgary Tower, Calgary; High Level Bridge, Edmonton; CN Tower, Toronto; Ottawa Heritage Building, Ottawa; and Olympic Tower, Montreal!

Learn more here by visiting http://www.phacanada.ca/en/get-involved/fundraising-and-awareness/paint-canada-purple-for-world-ph-day/

Join and share our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068561706518678/

June 25, 2016 – PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research

Run/Walk for Research 2015

Run/Walk for Research 2015

PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research
Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00AM–12:00
Ajax Rotary Park (177 Lake Driveway W, Ajax, ON L1S 7J1)

It’s that time of the year again –the third annual PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research is set to take place on Saturday June 25, 2016 with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. We will be hosting the event on the Ajax Waterfront Trail again this year, but due to construction, the run/walk will be starting and ending at Rotary Park. Last year we had 98 participants join us and were able to raise $11,888.50 –we are hoping this year’s event will be just as successful!

As many of you know, Joseph and I host this event every summer in honour of our mom, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) 7 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.

It is extremely important to our family to continue to raise awareness and funds for PHA Canada’s research program to hopefully one day find a cure for our mom and others like her. 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 waived 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 – please let us know in advance so we can accommodate them with regards to the permit and refreshments. On this page there is a link to a pledge form. Please RSVP no later than June 18. Thank you and we hope you can make it!

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate to PHA Canada, you can do so here: phacanada.ca/runwalkforresearch

Contact for more info:
Renae M (renae.mohammed@gmail.com)

Download the Pledge Form: Run-WalkforResearch-PledgeForm
Download the Donation Form: Run-WalkforResearchDonationForm

July 15, 2016 – GolPH for PH

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Join the 2nd annual GolPH for PH tournament, raising awareness of pulmonary hypertension and funds to benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada!

Where:
Lionhead Golf and Country Club
8525 Mississauga Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1

When:
Friday, July 15, 2016 (8am Shotgun)

Why:
To raise awareness and funding to PHight Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

Cost (includes golf, cart, lunch, all games/prizes):
$175 per person (entry is eligible for a draw for a Weber BBQ)
Early Bird Foursome Entry – $650 for 4 people if paid by June 1, 2016

Register here: www.phacanada.ca/GolPHforPH

Event Organizer:
Pat Paulin
Tel: 415-904-8703
E-mail: ppaulin08@gmail.com

Join and share our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1107332042652084/

 

GolPH 2015

November 5-11, 2015 – Run, Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin Challenge

 

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Run, Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin Challenge
November 5-11, 2015
BWG Leisure Centre
471 West Park Ave, Bradford, ON L3Z 0J3

Come participate in this week-long Run, Walk, Swim or Bike/Spin Challenge raising funds for Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

You do NOT have to be a member of the BWG Leisure Centre to participate, but it will be the location to register and participate in the Awards Ceremony.

Register at the BWG Leisure Centre before November 5th to get your pledge sheets; entrance fee is $20. Challenge yourself and invite your friends to run, walk, swim or bike/spin the greatest distance you can in 7 days.

There are 10 categories and Gold, Silver and Bronze prices in each category:

Top 3 distances – run (male)
Top 3 distances – run (female)

Top 3 distances – walk (male)
Top 3 distances – walk (female)

Top 3 distances – bike/spin (male)
Top 3 distances – bike/spin (female)

Top 3 distances – recreational swim (male)
Top 3 distances – recreational swim (female)

Top 3 distances – competitive swim (male)
Top 3 distances – competitive swim (female)

Award ceremony will be on November 12th at the BWG Leisure Centre.

Swim Awards ceremony: Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:00AM by the pool at the BWG Leisure Centre.
All other awards ceremony: Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8:00am in the Community Corner of the BWG Leisure Centre with Mayor Rob Keffer to do the address for us.

Download the registration, donation and pledge sheets here or pick them up at BWG:  http://www.phacanada.ca/en/news-and-events/events-calendar/2015-11-05-2nd-annual-run-walk-swim-bike-ph-challenge/

Join our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654190008196164/1654256838189481/

For more info contact the BWG or Ruth (ruth@phatoronto.ca)

Pledge online here:  www.phacanada.ca/phchallengedonations. Please note: All donors please include the participate’s name of who you are sponsoring under the “message” comment box so we can keep track where the donations goes for who! Thanks!

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June 20, 2015 – Cornwall Stride for Breath

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Cornwall Stride for Breath 5K Fun Run/Walk in memory of Brendan Brinkworth, benefiting PHA Canada.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Registration begins at 9:00am
Event starts at 10:00am

Meet at Gazebo behind the R.C.A.F Building, 240 Water Street West, Cornwall ON K6J 5N1

Registration fee is $10.00 (waived for anyone raising $25 or more)

Contact and registration form can be found here: http://www.phacanada.ca/en/news-and-events/events-calendar/2015-06-20-cornwall-stride-for-breath/

June 27, 2015 – Run/Walk for Research

Run/Walk for Research
Saturday June 27, 2015 9AM
Ajax Waterfront Trail

Please join us for the second annual PHA Canada Run/Walk for Research, a 5 kilometre run/walk fundraiser to take place on Saturday June 27, 2015 with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place on the Ajax Waterfront Trail, and will start and finish at the very end of Shoal Point Road (where Shoal Point and Lakeview Blvd intersect). Last year 77 people joined us for our fundraiser, and we were able to raise a total of $5,995! 100% of funds raised last year went directly to The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada’s first research program! Last year we exceeded our goals for both participation and donations – we are hoping to make this year’s event even more successful!

This run/walk is in honour of Renae’s mother, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) 6 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 and her brother Joseph are raising funds again this year 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 waived 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 – please let us know in advance so we can accommodate them with regards to the permit and refreshments. Attached is a link to a pledge form. Please RSVP no later than June 17. Thank you and we hope you can make it!

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate to PHA Canada, you can do so here: http://phacanada.akaraisin.com/PersonalPages/Participant/Home.aspx?seid=4709&mid=66&pid=2134472

Join Facebook Event page for more info.

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July 13, 2015 – GolPH for PH

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Join Pat and friends for the inaugural GolPH for PH event to raise awareness and funds for pulmonary hypertension in the Toronto region.

Monday July 13, 2015
8am shotgun tee off
Lionhead Golf and Country Club
8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton ON L6Y 0C1

Register online now at: www.phacanada.ca/GolPHforPH
Individual registration is $200. Foursome early bird (before June 1) registration is $700 and after June 1 is $750.00. Registration includes green fees, lunch and a chance to win great prizes.

Join our Facebook Event Page!

Thanks to Motion D Photography for taking photos during the morning.

Last important details before the big day! [Update July 7]

- Registration/Day begins at 7:15AM, Shotgun tee off at 8AM
- Be ready to have your group photos taken at 7:30AM
- Free Starbucks coffee available to get everyone “started!”
- Loot Bag includes: sleeve of Titleist ProV1 golf ball, tees, divot tool, PHA Canada stainless water bottle/pin/bracelet/pen/info, Pure Leaf Green Ice Tea & Honey, Miss Vicki Lime & Black Pepper Chips, & more!
- Lunch Buffet: choice of hamburger, Italian sausage or chicken breast; mixed greens, potato salads, traditional garnishes, potato chips, home baked cookies, pop or water
- Prizes: everyone will have a chance to win the following – Lionhead 4some pass, Royal Niagara 4some pass, Weber BBQ, Brampton Beast Hockey Game (Suite), $5000 (for a hole-in-one on hole #17), bluetooth speakers, golf balls, & more!
- Champ trophy for the lowest 4some score!
- All should be wrapped up by 3PM! Let’s hope for a sunny day!