VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ -
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AWARENESS MONTH - 6-minute Walk for Breath
November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month in North America.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an incurable lung disease. Treatment may
include expensive drug therapy, lung transplant or heart- lung
transplant. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA
Canada) has organized an Awareness Month 6-minute Walk for Breath to be
held on November 1, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PDT) at the
Vancouver Public Library at 350 West Georgia Street. This will be the
first of several similar events being held across Canada this November.
The 6-minute walk test is a standard PH test which measures the distance
that a patient can walk on a flat, hard surface. The test is designed
to assist in evaluating PH patients. In order to educate participants
about PH, PHA Canada will provide participants with companion sheets
that outline symptoms at specific markers during the event.
Participants may walk the 6-minute route several times to raise funds
PHA Canada is a charitable organization established by patients,
caregivers, parents and family members. PHA Canada's mandate is to
create awareness about PH and develop communities of knowledge and
support. PHA Canada's sincere hope is that its work will assist in
early diagnosis of PH and increase patient chances for managing the
DATE: November 1, 2012
TIME: 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
LOCATION: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver,
PARKING: Street parking.
For more information about Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and
event schedule, visit www.phacanada.ca
SOURCE: PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
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For further information, media representatives may contact:
Angie Knott, National Manager - Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada
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