Get Ready For World PH Day 2013

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5 May 2013 marks the annual World Pulmonary Hypertension Day which will build upon the success of the inaugural day held in Madrid, Spain in 2012.

This year’s theme is ‘Get Breathless for PH’. Harnessing the universal intercultural appeal of sport, people around the globe passionate about helping those living with PH will be encouraged to take part in sporting activities to ‘get breathless’. This imitates the experience of being breathless felt by many PH patients during everyday activities such as walking to the car or climbing the stairs. This powerful way of highlighting the restrictions on physical activity faced by PH patients will help to raise wider awareness of PH and bring to the forefront the challenges these patients face.

Activities will be held around the globe, not only on World PH Day but all year round.

What can you do to ‘Get Breathless for PH’ and raise awareness of this devastating condition?

  • Stay in contact with your local PH patient group who may hold sporting events
  • Encourage your friends and family to get involved in World PH Day events
  • Take pictures of yourself, friends and family taking part in sporting events, with the World PH Day flyer and logo (downloadable here: Get Breathless logo, WHPD logo, WPHD flyer)
  • Use #WorldPHDay when posting pictures or talking about World PH Day on social media to raise awareness

Watch this space for more information coming soon.

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