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.