Pulmonary hypertension is a simplified name for a complex health problem—continuous high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery in the lungs, resulting in an enlarged heart which can lose its ability to pump. There is no cure. In 1985, patients had a 50% chance of surviving 2.8 years past diagnosis, but thanks to new treatments, prognosis is improving.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association's mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. The “PH community” helps fulfill this mission by helping to raise awareness and funds to support PH patients and find a cure.
5:30 p.m. Reception with cash bar ~ Silent Auction
Raffle ~ New Orleans-themed Dinner
Three decades ago, Robyn Barst and other pioneer researchers helped to move pulmonary hypertension toward its first treatment in 1996. While the management of adults with pulmonary hypertension has seen tremendous strides in the past decade, the care of children remains largely guesswork. Nine treatments are now approved for adults affected by PH, but none have been approved for children. That's why Dr. Robyn Barst, a pediatric cardiologist, provided the original generous gift to establish the Robyn Barst Pediatric PH Research and Mentoring Fund. Please help us provide funding to find a cure for children with pulmonary hypertension.
All funds raised through this event will benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), a 501(c)3 organization. For the tenth consecutive year in 2013, PHA has received Charity Navigator's 4-star rating, the highest designation conferred by the leading charity evaluator in America. Fifty percent of the donations will provide PH patient support, and 50% is designated to the Robyn Barst Pediatric Research Fund. Your donations will provide hope for the future and enable researchers and clinicians to learn more about and improve the treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
Thank you for your support.