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Tampa O2Breathe 5K and Walk
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Al Lopez Park
Tampa, FL

In Loving Memory of Missy Stok Rizzo

We are hosting this inaugural event in memory of Missy Stok Rizzo, who left this world much too soon in December 2017, due to heart failure as a result of pulmonary hypertension (PH), she was just 36 years old. 

Missy was an accomplished attorney, loving wife, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She was a vibrant, active woman, who - prior to her diagnosis - loved to run and dance. She participated in a Rock 'n' Roll half Marathon, sprint triathlon and numerous 5ks.

Shortly after Missy's PH diagnosis, she aimed to raise funds and awareness for this relatively unknown disease. Working with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to host and participate in this event is helping to honor her wishes. Thank you for your support! 

PHA is the world’s leading PH organization. At the heart of the PH community, PHA’s work saves lives, fuels personal passions and empowers people living with PH to confidently face challenges that confront them. PHA is the only national nonprofit providing support and educational resources for people living with PH, families, caregivers, health care professionals who specialize in caring for people with the disease and PH researchers searching for a cure.

Show your support of the PH community and Missy by registering for the Tampa O2Breathe 5K and Walk!

Get involved by:

Becoming a Team Captain: Create a team, set a fundraising goal and invite everyone you know to join you and raise money. 

Joining an existing team: Set a personal fundraising goal and fundraise alongside your teammates.

Contributing: Make a donation to an existing team, or the whole event. 

Sponsoring: PHA's O2breathe program offers companies the opportunity to reach a wide audience while showing their commitment to the PH community.

Event Information

  • Saturday February 2, 2019
  • Check-In Time: 7 AM
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:00 AM
  • Timed 5K Starts at 8:30 AM
  • Walk Starts at 8:35 AM
  • Al Lopez Park
  • 4810 N Himes Ave
    Tampa, FL 33614


  • Timed 5K Runner registration: $35
  • Online 5K registration closes at 9AM, Friday February 1.
  • Timing generously donated by A1 Ultra Events
  • Walker registration: $25
  • PH Patients: Free
  • Virtual Participant: Free

Missy after a RunMissy, middle, after completing a run.