2nd Annual Cure HHT 5K walk/run on Saturday, March 14

Help raise much-needed funds to fight HHT - Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia - a life-threatening genetic bleeding disorder

When Mar 14, 2015
from 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Southern Community Park, Chapel Hill's Southern Village
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Contact Phone (919) 966-5469
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On Saturday, March 14, UNC Health Care, the UNC Vascular Interventional Radiology Division, and the UNC HHT Center of Excellence, are hosting the 2nd Annual ‘Cure HHT’ 5K walk/run at Southern Community Park, located in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village.

The 5K walk/run starts at 8:30am.  Visit Sportoften.com to register. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under).  Use Promo Code UNCEMP to save $5 off your adult registration!

At the event, enter a raffle for great prizes from many community businesses.  Gift certificates and prizes from Massage Envy, Whole Foods, Tumble Gym, Kitchenworks, Fleet Feet, Chapel Hill Sportswear, Panera, The Loop, Market Street Coffee, Spotted Dog, Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, Vespa, Lumina Theatre, and Mediterranean Deli are all possible raffle items!

All race participants get a t-shirt plus food and drinks after the race!  Net monies raised will benefit the HHT Foundation International, Inc.

The inaugural race in 2014 attracted almost 70 walkers and runners. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the race and thought the course was outstanding.  Don't miss it this year!

VIR HHT team 2014HHT race start 2014

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) or Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome is an inherited disorder that causes development of abnormal blood vessels in the body.  The most common feature of HHT is nosebleeds that occur when these blood vessels rupture inside the nose. People with HHT can also develop these fragile blood vessels in other parts of the body including the lungs, brain, GI system and the liver. Both children and adults with HHT are at risk of cerebral hemorrhage, embolic stroke, seizures and brain abscess if this disease is not diagnosed and properly treated. Other potential complications of HHT can include iron deficiency anemia, low oxygen levels, and pulmonary hypertension.

Fortunately, early detection, screening and treatment can help prevent premature deaths, disability, and long-term health complications. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 9 out of 10 affected individuals remain undiagnosed and are at risk for developing HHT-related complications. 

In 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was named as the 12th HHT Center of Excellence in the United States by the HHT Foundation International.

To register for the walk/run, to make a donation, or for more information, please visit:

http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=13986

www.med.unc.edu/hhtcenter

hht.org/

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