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Media Advisory - Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month - 6-minute Walk for Breath - Vancouver, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ -

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AWARENESS MONTH - 6-minute Walk for Breath

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month in North America. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an incurable lung disease. Treatment may include expensive drug therapy, lung transplant or heart- lung transplant. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) hosted the first of 4 Awareness Month 6-minute Walks for Breath on November 1, 2012 in Vancouver. Similar events will be held this month in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto.

The 6-minute walk test is a standard PH test which measures the distance that a patient can walk on a flat, hard surface. The test is designed to assist in evaluating PH patients. In order to educate participants about PH, PHA Canada will provide participants with companion sheets that outline symptoms at specific markers during the event. Participants may walk the 6-minute route several times to raise funds for PH.

PHA Canada is a charitable organization established by patients, caregivers, parents and family members. PHA Canada's mandate is to create awareness about PH and develop communities of knowledge and support. PHA Canada's sincere hope is that its work will assist in early diagnosis of PH and increase patient chances for managing the disease.

DATES TIMES LOCATIONS
November 3, 2012 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
(EDT)
Ottawa, ON - University of Ottawa
Heart Institute, H2 (2nd Floor) 40
Ruskin Street
November 4, 2012 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
(MDT)
Edmonton, AB - Castle Downs Family
YMCA, 11510 153 Ave
November 25, 2012 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
(EDT)
Mattamy Athletics Centre, 50
Carleton Street, Toronto, ON

For more information about Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and event schedule, visit www.phacanada.ca/6-minutewalk

 

SOURCE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Video with caption: "Video:In support of Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada hosted a 6-Minute Walk for Breath in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 1, 2012.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20121102_C4418_VIDEO_EN_20065.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20121102_C4418_PHOTO_EN_20065.jpg&clientName=PULMONARY%20HYPERTENSION%20ASSOCIATION%20OF%20CANADA&caption=Video%3AIn%20support%20of%20Pulmonary%20Hypertension%20Awareness%20Month%2C%20the%20Pulmonary%20Hypertension%20Association%20of%20Canada%20hosted%20a%206%2DMinute%20Walk%20for%20Breath%20in%20Vancouver%2C%20British%20Columbia%20on%20November%201%2C%202012%2E&title=&headline=Media%20Advisory%20%2D%20Pulmonary%20Hypertension%20Awareness%20Month

Image with caption: "Despite many limitations in daily life, such as constant shortness of breath and having to carry supplemental oxygen, many patients, such as Toronto Support Group co-leader, Loretta Chu, continue to have a positive outlook and fight back against their disease. (CNW Group/PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121102_C4418_PHOTO_EN_20063.jpg

Image with caption: "Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada logo (CNW Group/PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121102_C4418_PHOTO_EN_20064.jpg

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