How do the funds raised at PHA's events help people with PH?
Funds raised at PHA events go to support a number of programs PHA has for patients, caregivers and medical professionals. A few examples of the programs for PH patients include our support groups, electronic and printed resources, and in-person sessions such as On the Road and PHA Conference.
How do I register for a PHA event?
On the main page for the event you have a few options:
1) Create a Team- select this option if you are going to be a Team Captain for a fundraising team
2) Join a Team- select this option if you are joining an existing team (you will be able to search team names!)
3) Register as an individual-if you don't have a team, don't worry! We invite you to be a part of our larger PHA team and register as an individual.
Can I attend a PHA event without fundraising?
Our fundraising events do not have a fundraising minimum, but we highly encourage individuals and teams to accept the challenge of fundraising! It can be a great experience to see how much of an impact you can make for the PH community! If you are nervous about fundraising, don't worry! We will be here along the way to help you and encourage you.
How do I login for my fundraising page?
On the event main page you will find a "login" button. From there you can enter your username/password to access your portal. If you forget your username/password, please select the "forgot" button and follow the prompts, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help reset your password and/or remind you of your username.
Can I register a family member or friend?
We highly enourage people to bring family members and friends to our events! Through the registration process you will be able to register as many people as you want. Before you register- some information you might want to gather includes first name, last name, email address, and t-shirt size.
Is there an inclement weather policy?
Our events are rain or shine! If there is an unexpected weather condition (severe storm, heat index, etc.) that warrants a revisit of our policy we will notify participants by email ahead of the event with instructions and additional information. If you have any questions ahead of an event, please email email@example.com.
Will there be accomodations for people with PH at this event?
We organize our events with our PH patients in mind! To the best of our ability we make sure our event locations include an easy parking option or patient drop-off zone, handicap accessible bathrooms, and either grounds or a building that are accessible. For our walk events we will highlight a shorter route for those individuals who wish to limit their physical activity. We do not provide oxygen or treatments onsite, so we encourage patients to bring these items with them as they would normally for a day away from home. If you have any specific questions about your needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I volunteer?
We value our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering you can indicate that in the event registration process or email email@example.com. There are always a variety of volunteer roles and time slots available.
How do I get a t-shirt?
T-shirts vary based on the event. Some of our events that include a registration cost might provide a t-shirt with that fee. Our national O2breathe events have a fundraising incentive for the O2breathe shirt of $100. For those individuals who participate in one of those events they will receive the t-shirt if they raise $100 or more.
Can I bring my dog to this event?
Many of our outdoor locations are at public parks. Because of the variety of locations that we use, the answer to this question may vary. As a rule for PHA outdoor events, as long as the venue is approved for dogs, we welcome our furry friends! We will post information about each specific event venue on the event's information page.