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Team PHenomenal Hope

Welcome to the April Update

More than flowers will be blooming in May. Pulmonary hypertension awareness will flourish with two events next month. First, Team PHenomenal Hope will support more than 20 athletes in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday as they race for PH patients. Then, it will be World PH Day on May 5, with activities scheduled across the globe to bring attention to the rare disease.

 
 
 

Let Me Be Your Lungs

For a handful of athletes running in the Pittsburgh Marathon, the simple act of breathing not only pushes them in training, but makes this race about more than merely conquering individual goals.

Read more team news here...

 
 
 
 
 

Warrior Bio

My name is Cynthia and I have PH. I also have scleroderma, Sjogrens and Raynauds. I probably had PH quite a while before I was diagnosed. My shortness of breath was because I was over weight and didn’t exercise enough. When my breathing became worse it was diagnosed as asthma.

Read Cynthia's story here...

 
 
 
 
 
 

SPECIAL SECTION:

A Marathon Runner's Dream

The Boston Marathon is special to many people.

Marathon runners from all over the world aspire to earn their ticket to Boston. To many, it is often the highlight of their running careers.

But if someone asks why Boston is such a big deal, not everyone has the answer. My answer is complex, and includes the history of this marathon and also my varied experiences over the years on this course.

After just coming off my fifth Boston marathon, I would like to explain why I think Boston has earned its high status in the marathon world.

Read more of Monica's race report here...

 
 
 

PHenomenal Results

Without the strong support of wonderful sponsors, pulling off an event like the PHenomenal Hope 5K would not be possible. This year's race – held on a frigid, early April morning – continued to grow, with more than 300 runners and walkers participating and more than $20,000 raised. So to all the sponsors, "Thank you!"

 
   
   
 
 

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