Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hear is Talking to You

As you may know the Piedmont PH Support Group is hosting a Kilimanjaro Unity Walk on Tuesday February 23, 2010 from 6-8 pm starting at BestHealth in Hanes Mall; Winston-Salem, NC. We are excited about this event hoping we can add some to the research funds.

Arrangements have been ironed out for us to actually speak to the our heroes climbing Mt Kilimanjaro via satellite phone link up. Since this could only be arranged from 8 am - 12 noon while they are in base camp, February 24th at 11 am was selected, the day after our walk. Many PH patients are not early risers. LOL

We needed to arrange a conference room with a good speaker phone. So if you are in the area on Feb 24th come join us on the Campus of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. We will be on the 4th floor Miller Street conference room. The building is located at the corner of Miller Street and Cloverdale Avenue; Winston-Salem, NC next to Wendy's. Look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks team.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Media Madness

Diane Ramirez is working with her contacts at the local Fox News. They did a PH story for us in November 2008 for Awareness Month. Our hope is for them to do a story about the Kilimanjaro Climb and our walk to be held on February 23 at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, NC.

I have been in touch with the WS Journal who previously did a story regarding David, one of the PH kids in our support group. I am convinced Lisa, the reporter will be back in touch in the next couple of days with an answer.

Excitement is mounting!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Support the Kilimanjaro Climb

Good Evening. This is definitely more fun than watching the Super Bowl!!

As you may know a little more than a week from now, Dr Frantz from the Mayo Clinic, Dr Benza and Jessica Lazar from Allegheny General in Pittsburgh will be starting out on a journey that will take them close to the top of the world. They are doing this in support of us, patient with Pulmonary Hypertension. We need to support them as in doing so we are also helping ourselves. Researches believe a PH cure is just on the horizon. The time it takes to get to the horizon will be shorter due to the efforts of caring people like these three.
Have a great time you guys. Be safe. Bundle up and thanks a million.