June was a busy fundraising month for the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), as it hosted a walk in New York City and a yacht cruise on Long Island to raise funds to support its research programs.
NHF’s first Hemophilia Walk was held in Riverside Park in New York City on Sunday, June 3, 2007. More than 250 people, ranging in age from toddlers to grandparents, put on their walking shoes for the 1-mile kids walk and 5K older kids/adult walk. The event raised more than $50,000 for NHF.
The Bender Family Ride for Research took place on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the Huntington Yacht Club on Long Island. NHF supporters enjoyed a cruise on the Northern V’s, a 90’ yacht, before heading to the club for an elegant catered dinner and awards presentation. A check for $238,215 was presented by Rose Bender, age 10, who has severe hemophilia A, to Dr. Alan Kinniburgh, NHF CEO. The money will help support the research of Robert P. Hebbel, MD, the recipient of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NHF grant for "Improved Therapy for Hemophilia and Hereditary Bleeding Disorders."