Friday, April 11, 2014

The PHenomenal Mile is Tomorrow!

The PHenomenal Mile is tomorrow – April 12 – and we hope you are just as excited as we are.

We have more than 70 groups registered to walk with us across 30 states and Puerto Rico to support Team PHenomenal  Hope. Those numbers are impressive! But if you haven’t registered yet – there is still time to join us. The more, the merrier!

So, lace up your shoes and be a part of this nationwide day of action.

Walking With Us? Tell Us About It!

  • Send PHA photos of you walking
    We want to see you in action! Have fun, take photos and share with us. Your photo could be featured in a future issue of Pathlight. Send photos from your walk to
  • Brag about your participation on social media
    Use your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to tell the world about your participation in The PHenomenal Mile. Be sure to include the PHenomenal Mile hashtag (#PHenomenalMile) when posting and you can follow others in the community who are also participating.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Team PHenomenal Hope Gets Spotlight in the Media

In just two short months, Team PHenomenal Hope will be taking on Race Across America to bring awareness to pulmonary hypertension and raise funds for research. Recently published a thoughtful article introducing Team PHenomenal Hope and explaining how their journey across the United States came to be. Read the article

Show your support for Team PHenomenal Hope. Leave the team an inspiring message in the comment section on this blog, PHA Daily Beat or the team’s Facebook page.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Check Out Our Race of Our Lives Contest: Enter to Win an UP Wristband

Who: YOU!
What: Win an UP!
When: TODAY until April 19
How? Here are the details:
Support the members of Team PHenomenal Hope on their incredible journey and work toward your own personal fitness goals by entering the Race of Our Lives UP Contest. Sponsor a mile on the Race of Our Lives map from April 5-19, and you will be entered into a raffle to win an UP wristband from Jawbone. The UP wristband is an activity tracker that can help you achieve your personal fitness goals.
Every mile sponsored between now and April 19 will earn you one entry into the raffle. The more miles you sponsor, the more entries you receive! Sponsor a mile today

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PH Community Members Join the Race Campaign Online

The PHenomenal Mile on April 12 is right around the corner! Many of our community members have started virtual fundraising pages to celebrate and share their commitment to walk on April 12. Equally as exciting, others have set up virtual fundraising pages to support the Race of Our Lives campaign as a whole! 

We thank our new supporters of the Race of Our Lives campaign and continue to thank all those who continually support the effort.

Below are the newest additions of virtual fundraising pages from the community: 

PHenomenal Mile Virtual Fundraising Pages
Race of Our Lives Virtual Fundraising Pages

Keep checking back for more updates on Race of Our Lives virtual fundraising pages from now until the race!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Team PHenomenal Hope Presents PHA with Team Jersey

Recently, Team PHenomenal Hope members, Dr. Patty George and Ryanne Palermo, presented the Pulmonary Hypertension Association with a framed official Race Across America team jersey on behalf of the entire team. During the presentation, Patty said the jersey is in gratitude for the "efforts, energy and teamwork" from PHA all things that PHA thanks Team PHenomenal Hope for as well!

Check out the video clip of the presentation:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The PHenomenal Mile Takes on a 60-Second Relay!

On April 12, 30 states and 68 different groups will walk, run, or just move in any way for The PHenomenal Mile. The Midlands SC Palmetto PHriends Support Group is one of the groups participating, and this group decided to put a unique twist on its gathering – a 60-Second Relay! 

“I wanted my group to do something on April 12 to show support for the Race of Our Lives and Team PHenomenal Hope. April 12 coincides with our regular meeting schedule, so it seemed like a good opportunity to combine the meeting with some type of event,” says Doug Taylor, PH patient and support group leader.

Doug realized that many of his group members would not be able to walk one mile on their own, but the group could collectively. That is when the idea of a 60-Second Relay was born. With the relay, no one person would have to walk more than 30-60 feet – a distance more manageable for many members in the support group. “I asked my group at our last meeting how they would feel about doing it, and I got a great response,” says Doug.
The relay will use a water bottle
as a baton what a great idea!

During the relay, participants can walk – or ride if the person is in a wheelchair or scooter – a short distance, and pass the baton to the next person. The baton that the group plans to use is a Team PHenomenal Hope water bottle. 

Participation is open to anyone who attends the event and the group plans to collect donations for PH research and patient programs.

60-Second Relay for the Race of Our Lives 
April 12, 2014
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Lexington Medical Center
Lower Level Classroom 1 – North Tower
2720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29072

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to attend. To RSVP, contact Doug Taylor at 803-465-2139 or