Cure HHT First Annual 5K

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic vascular disorder unfamiliar to most, yet it affects about 1 of every 5,000 people in the U.S., and around 1,700 people in North Carolina alone. It poses daily quality-of-life challenges to its sufferers, given the disorder’s symptomatic excessive bleeding from the nose, mouth, tongue, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, skin and other organs, and UNC Health Care is proud to support the HHT Foundation’s research and awareness efforts through this fundraising event.

When May 18, 2014
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Southern Community Park * South of and adjacent to Southern Village neighborhood, off Hwy. 15/501 South in Chapel Hill)
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-5469
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UNC Health Care is co-hosting its First Annual Cure HHT 5K walk/run in Chapel Hill on Sunday, May 18th in conjunction with the HHT Foundation International, Inc.

For the past three years, the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery has contributed to the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary HHT treatment via UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence alongside eight other School of Medicine and School of Dentistry teams. As linked to our VIR division’s HHT Center of Excellence clinical care, the Department of Radiology itself is proud to support HHT research and awareness efforts through co-coordinating this fundraising walk/run, net proceeds to benefit the HHT Foundation International, Inc. 

To help us reach our goal of raising $10,000, we want Department of Radiology members to sign up for our 1 PM walk/run on May 18th at the below registration link.  Please forward this link to others around UNC Health Care and beyond who want to participate in a great race event and support UNC Health Care’s pride in serving as one of only 16 HHT Centers of Excellence across the U.S.

Registration link

* The $20 adult registration fee increases to $25 on April 1st. Sign up today!

If you are unable to participate on May 18th, your contribution to growing HHT research and awareness can still be felt by supporting our fundraising efforts. Please visiting UNC Health Care’s event page to make a contribution toward our $10,000 fundraising goal. Forward this link as well, and spread the word!

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