Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

November 02, 2011 10:00 ET

Canadians Invited to LEND A HAND for Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Association of Canada Holding Four National Events to Kick-Off PH Awareness Month

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) -

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Lending a hand is a concept with which most Canadians are familiar. But when it comes to pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare lung disease that is often misdiagnosed, the majority of Canadians are less informed. That's why this November, which is PH Awareness Month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada is inviting Canadians to help raise awareness and LEND A HAND for PH.

Canadians are invited to visit one of four events to learn more about PH, and LEND A HAND by signing a handprint with a message of hope. Throughout November, the Association is hoping to collect as many handprints as possible at local events across the country. The handprints will be presented on Parliament Hill at the end of the month to show support for Canadians living with this rare disease.

Canadians can also LEND A HAND virtually by visiting the Association's Facebook page to share a virtual handprint (included in this release), which will be added to the total number of Canadian handprints gathered.

LEND A HAND events will take place in the following cities:

  • Calgary – Wednesday, November 2 at Plus 15s (315 8 Avenue SW)
  • Vancouver – Thursday, November 3 at the Vancouver General Hospital (899 West 12th Avenue)
  • Toronto – Saturday, November 5 at the "Let me Breathe" fundraiser at Brebeuf College (211 Steeles Avenue East)
  • Montreal – Sunday, November 6 at a walkathon at the YMCA (1440 Rue Stanley)

Additional information can be found at www.phacanada.ca/LendaHandforPH.

To view the images included with this press release, please visit the following links:

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Contact Information

  • For more information, or to speak with a physician
    or a person living with PH, please contact:
    Marsha Rosenberg
    416-849-3192
    Marsha.rosenberg@edelman.com

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