UNITE for Bleeding Disorders Walk Is Back This Month In Las Vegas
If you had $200,000 extra money to spend every year, what would you do with it? Elaborate vacations? Luxury cars? The family of a child with a severe bleeding disorder has to spend that amount every year just to prevent bleeding.
And it costs even more for individuals who have built up inhibitors to treatment. For those individuals, the medical bills can total upwards of $1million annually. Hard to imagine. But that is the reality for those with a bleeding disorder. Characterized by the inability to form a proper blood clot, bleeding disorders go by several names. Including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and rare factor disorders.
The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is determined to help the bleeding disorder community in Nevada. They are hosting their annual UNITE for Bleeding Disorders walk on October 7 at Floyd Lamb Park. The annual event celebrates the resilience, dedication, and perseverance of those who live with a bleeding disorder. The event also raises funds to allow the National Hemophilia Foundation to continue their mission of finding cures for inheritable blood disorders. And to help the organization address the complications that come from these disorders. Which they do through education, research and advocacy.
UNITE for Bleeding Disorders Walk Fundraising Goal
The UNITE for Bleeding Disorders walk is the largest fundraiser for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. And the organization is the only one of its kind in our state. So this event is vitally important in helping those in Nevada’s bleeding disorder community. The fundraising goal for the walk is $50,000. All funds raised will stay right here in Nevada.
The walk will begin on October 7 with registration at 9am. Refreshments will be available. Opening ceremonies being at 10am with walk commencing immediately after. There will be an award presentation following the walk. And participants are encouraged to bring lunch for this part to enjoy with others. Participants are also encouraged to pre-register for the event. Those that do will have a chance to earn a variety of UNITE for Bleeding Disorders incentives. Including a koozie, sunglasses, trucker hat and window cling.
Individuals who personally donate $25 or more will receive a special UNITE for Bleeding Disorders t-shirt and walk bag. Registration is available at www.hfnv.org.