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Letter from the Director

by Chris Field

The holiday season kicked off here in the US with Thanksgiving, and now in December, around the world we are rolling into a time of great of celebration and cheer that crosses religions and political borders.

I don't need to remind any of our readers about how grateful those with pulmonary hypertension are to spend another holiday season with their families and loved ones. We lost a great many of PHriends this year to PH, including our dear Cynthia Carr just a few days ago on December 1st. She will be sorely missed.

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Adding to the Odometer

Throughout the month, our Team PH athletes racked up miles on foot and by bike in Brazil; Clermont, Florida; Long Beach, California; Denver; and Chicago.

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Warrior Bio

In the summer of 2008 I weighed 500lbs. I was swimming a mile to a mile and a half each week, dieting, and not losing weight. I had been the odd duck in my family since childhood. My parents are from Israel and are slim folks, my brother was skinny, and I was… not.

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Save the Date

Brews from 20+ regional craft breweries and bites from local restaurants!

Sat, January 21, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rex Theater

Tickets are $40 ($30 tickets available for "bites" only). Get your tickets here.



Our Truly PHenomenal Journey in Brazil

Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Sounds cliché but its something I have learned to be so true it’s petrifying at times. A year ago almost to the day I started a journey that has changed lives forever, and it all started by saying yes to racing an ultramarathon in Brasil for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Courage is taking the first step, even if you can’t see the path ahead, and that’s what I did. Here is my recap of the most incredible year in pursuit of honoring, fighting for, and raising up those with Pulmonary Hypertension.

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2016 Horrible Hundred is Over!

And we survived. 100+ miles. 4000+ feet of vertical climbing. And after seven hours on our bikes, Joe, Kathleen and I crossed the finish line. Carol finished earlier, taking the 70 mile route.

I admit I was worried about having the endurance, the breath, to climb Sugarloaf after riding 76 miles. But I remembered that that’s exactly what some PH patients must go through just doing household chores or walking across a room.

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Two Months, Two Races, Two Stories, One Cause

This past year was a transition year. A new chapter opened as I moved from Pittsburgh to Denver to start an exciting new job. And as you can imagine, winding up one job and heading to the next, supporting the transition of our nonprofit, and selling my home and finding a new place to live, all made it difficult to train, or even stay in shape. Days became weeks, and then months, and well, you know how it goes, life happened.

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2016 Schedule of Events


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