The National Hemophilia Foundation and ZLB Behring recently held regional Junior National Championship (JNC) events in Utah and Pennsylvania. JNC competitions provide a full day of golf and baseball activities facilitated by professional athletes Perry and Corey Parker. The aim is to encourage general health and wellness for children with bleeding disorders.
On August 20, 2005 the Utah Hemophilia Foundation hosted a JNC in Salt Lake City. More than 110 children and family members from Utah, Arizona, California and Oregon participated. Vohn Dumdumaya, a 13 year old from Fairfield, CA, won the golf competition. Mitch Dickey, an 11 year old from Portland, OR, won the baseball competition. Vohn and Mitch both have severe hemophilia A and will compete in the JNC finals.
On September 10th, the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of NHF hosted a JNC event in Pittsburgh. More than 40 children and family members participated. Sean Patrick, a 16 year old from Canfield, OH, won the golf competition. Jesse Zumic, a 13 year old from Belle Vernon, PA, won the baseball competition. Jesse has von Willebrand disease and Sean has severe hemophilia A. The two boys will also compete in the finals.
The JNC finals will take place on October 8, 2005 in Orlando. The event will be co-hosted by the Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida, Inc. and the Florida Hemophilia Association.
For more information about the Junior National Championship contact Cheryl Baun of NHF at 212-328-3768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.