The Hemophilia Walks are kicking up into high gear! Teams are pushing their fundraising efforts and organizing many creative, fun events to reach their fundraising goals. In the third year of the Hemophilia Walk, the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) is seeing more teams and community members hosting their own fundraisers and wrap sales. Team captain Jen Koss of “Just For Joe” hosted a dance class, “Booty Shakin’ for Hemophilia,” which raised more than $1,000. Additionally, Jen worked with her children’s elementary school to host a “mock walk” in which all PE classes will walk and raise funds in honor of all the students with bleeding disorders. On the same day that Jen hosted her dance class fundraiser, team captain Sarah Christman of “Double J Sluggers” hosted a bean bag tournament, raffle and silent auction that raised more than $1,500 for her team.
These types of fundraisers or “wrap events” are fun and easy to do. Hosting your own fundraiser can often seem intimidating at first, but once you start you will find that it isn’t hard to pull off!
There are Hemophilia Walks taking place all around the country this summer. Join us for one of the following:
Colorado Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation (Grand Junction)
Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (Chicago)
Western PA Chapter of NHF (Pittsburgh)
Lone Star Chapter of NHF (Houston, TX)
Hemophilia of Indiana (Indianapolis)
Nebraska Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation (Omaha)
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (Madison, WI)
Texas Central Hemophilia Association (Dallas)
Nevada Chapter, National Hemophilia Foundation (Las Vegas)
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (Milwaukee, WI)
To support any of the Hemophilia Walks, please contact the chapter directly for additional information. Or check out the Hemophilia Walk’s Web site: www.hemophilia.org/walk.
NHF is pleased to have Baxter as the National Presenting Sponsor again in 2012, leading our group of national sponsors, which includes: Pacesetter Sponsor Bayer HealthCare, Official Sponsors Grifols and Pfizer, and Supporting Sponsor Biogen Idec Hemophilia.
For more information on the national Hemophilia Walk program, please contact Kristin Hokoyama, Development Manager & National Walk Event Manager: 212.328.3711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.