Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K Planned September 26 at Floyd Lamb Park
Get those walking and running shoes ready! The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF Nevada) is now registering participants for the upcoming Hemophilia Walk and 5K taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the scenic Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. NHF Nevada has set a $57,000 fundraising goal.
All funds raised by participating walkers and runners will stay in Nevada and will support ongoing programs for those affected by inherited bleeding disorders, including Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease, which is the most common inherited bleeding disorder in the United States.
The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration open at 7:30 a.m. at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, 89131. Registration is now open at www.hfnv.org or by calling 702-564-4368.
“We had a great turnout last year and raised more money than ever before,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “That increase has allowed us to send more kids to Camp Independent Firefly, at no cost to them, and to increase our program and assistance to clients in need.”
Again this year, the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada is the presenting sponsor of the Walk & 5K. It provides diagnosis, treatment, medical referrals and comprehensive clinics to all people with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders in Las Vegas, Reno and throughout the state. It is the only federally recognized hemophilia treatment center in the state.
NHF Nevada is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to meet the vast educational and support needs of the bleeding disorders community. NHF Nevada provides a number of unduplicated services that include support programs for the newly diagnosed, youth and Spanish speaking communities. In addition, the organization presents educational conferences and advocates on behalf of those affected.
Because inherited bleeding disorders such as hemophilia are expensive to treat and require life-long management, it places a large financial burden on individuals and families. NHF Nevada also provides financial assistance programs to help provide medicine and basic living needs.
All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk t-shirt.
A Hemophilia Walk & 5K is also planned in Reno on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Virginia Lake Park at 1980 Lakeside Drive. For additional information, please go to www.hfnv.org or call 702-564-4368.