SOURCE: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

August 18, 2010 13:00 ET

The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan Invites You to Take a Walk on the Wild Side... With Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

YPSILANTI, MI--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan is pleased to announce: Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia, its second annual fundraising walk at the Detroit Zoo. Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia takes place on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Join hundreds of walkers to raise money to support the many programs of the HFM while taking in the beauty of the Detroit Zoo.

Form a team, walk by yourself, or be a virtual walker -- support the cause without actually walking! Adults, children, families, co-workers, and friends; people of all ages are encouraged to join. Registration (with breakfast) begins at 7:45 am; the 2.1 mile Walk kicks off at 8:45 am. There will be entertainment, prizes, and fun for all ages. 93.9 The River will be there with music and giveaways. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a day at the zoo after the Walk.

In 2009, Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia raised over $100,000 -- just about the annual cost of treatment for a person with hemophilia; had 64 walk teams, 770 walkers and 50 volunteers. This year, HFM is aiming to increase the numbers in all those categories!

NEW for 2010: For every contribution of $100 made by Wednesday, August 25th, the individual donor's name will be put in a drawing for three exciting prizes! These prizes include: A 50" plasma TV, an Apple iPad, and an Amazon Kindle. Winners will be drawn immediately after the Walk ends at 10:30 am on the Grassy Knoll at the Detroit Zoo. Winners need NOT be present.

For a minimum donation of $15, an individual will receive admission to the event, refreshments, a Walk t-shirt, and the rest of the day at the zoo. There is no admission charge for children under 2 years of age. Please keep in mind this event is a FUNDRAISER -- we need everyone's help to exceed last year's amount of $101,000 to support services for individuals with bleeding disorders and their families.

Will you be Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia? To form a team online or donate to a team, go to www.hfmich.org or contact Dawn at 1-800-482-3041.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
    1921 W. Michigan Avenue
    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
    Phone: 734-544-0015
    FAX 734-544-0095
    Website: www.hfmich.org

    Ivan C. Harner
    Executive Director
    734-544-0015 ext. 26
    harner@hfmich.org