SOURCE: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

August 04, 2009 18:00 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 4, 2009) - The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan is pleased to announce: Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia, its first annual fundraising walk at the Detroit Zoo. Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia takes place on Saturday, August 29, 2009. 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 the cause. Registration (with breakfast) begins at 7:45 am; the 2.1 mile Walk kicks off at 9:00 am. There will be entertainment, prizes, and fun for all ages. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a day at the zoo after the Walk.

Our fundraising goal is $100,000 -- just about the annual cost of treatment for a person with hemophilia. Each walker who raises at least $100 will receive a Walkin' on the Wild Side t-shirt, souvenir water bottle, and $5 in "Zoo Bucks," good at any concession within the zoo.

A minimum donation of $10 is required for entry to the event. There is no admission charge for children under 2 years of age. This event is a FUNDRAISER -- we need everyone's help to meet our goal of $100,000 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 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

    Ivan C. Harner
    Executive Director
    734-544-0015 ext. 26