Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia On September 27 In Las Vegas and Reno

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National Hemophilia Foundation

Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia On September 27 In Las Vegas and Reno

For the first time in its history, The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will host two Hemophilia Walks on the same day to help raise critical funds and awareness for those Nevadans affected by inherited bleeding and clotting disorders including Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

A one mile walk and 5K are scheduled in Las Vegas and Reno on September 27, 2014 with goals to raise at least $50,000 in each city. This will be the first ever Hemophilia Walk held in Reno.

The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF Nevada), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will use the funds raised to send children with inherited bleeding disorders to a special medically supervised camp at no cost. Additional funds will also support ongoing programs that include support groups for the newly diagnosed and their families, a youth support group dealing with the challenges of managing their condition, and financial assistance programs to help provide medicine and basic living needs.

“We’re committed to helping those with inherited bleeding disorders and their families no matter where they are in Nevada and these walks are essential to complete that mission” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “It’s exciting to organize our first walk in Reno and to keep the momentum going in Las Vegas where our walk has received incredible support.”

The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., on-site registration 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.

The Reno Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 10:00 a.m., on-site registration at 9:00 a.m., at Virginia Lake Park, 1980 Lakeside Drive, Reno, 89509. Registration is now open at www.hfnv.org or by calling (702) 564-4368.

Both walks are sponsored by the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada which 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 was founded in 1990 and helps meet the vast education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community in Nevada. There are approximately 20,000 people living with Hemophilia in the United States. It is an expensive disease where life-long management of Hemophilia places a large financial burden on individuals and families. Additionally, NHF Nevada provides services to those affected by von Willebrand disease, which also prevents from clotting, and clotting disorders such as Thrombophilia, which causes the blood to clot excessively. Every dollar raised at this event will help the bleeding disorder community in Nevada.

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The 2013 Hemophilia Walk & 5K in Las Vegas raised more than $50,000, a record for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.  The nonprofit organization provides education, advocacy, and many types of assistance to those with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.The 2014 Hemophilia Walk & 5K will take place on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas. For the first time the foundation is also holding a walk in Reno on the same day. For additional information, www.hfnv.org.
The 2013 Hemophilia Walk & 5K in Las Vegas raised more than $50,000, a record for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The nonprofit organization provides education, advocacy, and many types of assistance to those with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.The 2014 Hemophilia Walk & 5K will take place on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas. For the first time the foundation is also holding a walk in Reno on the same day. For additional information, www.hfnv.org.

Annual Walk & 5K for Hemophilia on September 21

Hemophilia

5th Annual Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia is September 21

Community Invited to Support Those Affected by Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Come join the Las Vegas community as they take a step to raise critical funds and awareness for those suffering from bleeding disorders in Nevada.

The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF Nevada) is hosting their fifth annual Nevada Walk for Hemophilia, helping people suffering from bleeding and clotting disorders in the local community.  The one mile walk and 5K will take place at Floyd Lamb Park, Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.  Floyd Lamb Park is located at 9200 Tule Springs Rd. near Durango and Racel St.

“We are so excited about this year’s event and couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place to walk than Floyd Lamb Park,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “Here in Southern Nevada, we are committed to helping every person in the state improve the quality of care and life for people with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and clotting disorders and we need the community’s support to continue to do so.”

NHF Nevada is a nonprofit consumer advocacy and service organization founded in 1990 that helps meet the vast education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community in Nevada.  They also provide a camp for kids specifically designed for youth with bleeding disorders.  In addition, NHF Nevada provides services to those affected by von Willebrand disease, which also prevents blood from clotting, and clotting disorders such as thrombophilia which causes the blood to clot excessively.

Currently there are 20,000 people living with hemophilia in the United States.  It’s an expensive disease where life-long management of hemophilia places a large financial burden on individuals and families. Every dollar raised at this event will help support the bleeding disorder community in Nevada.

Sign up today for the walk or 5K here: http://bit.ly/1ahrIjwFor further information about this event, please contact Anne McGuire at amcguire@hemophilia.org or (702) 564-4368.  The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is located at 7473 Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89128.

Attendees will enjoy a light pre-walk breakfast, music, fun activities for the children and a team t-shirt contest.  There is free admission and parking for all attendees.

An enthusiastic start to last year's Hemophilia Walk organized by the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. This year's walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park 9200 Tule Springs Rd. (near Durango and Racel St)  To register for the walk go to http://www.hemophilia.org/walk/.
An enthusiastic start to last year’s Hemophilia Walk organized by the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. This year’s walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park 9200 Tule Springs Rd. (near Durango and Racel St) To register for the walk go to http://www.hemophilia.org/walk/.