We want to offer our congratulations and gratitude to all who participated in the 3 day endurance cycle from Sheffield to London marking PH Awareness week (22nd to 28th October). PHA Ireland was ably represented by Prof. Sean Gaine (pictured 5th from left and inset) who joined UK colleagues from different medical disciplines related to Pulmonary Hypertension on this event combining physical endurance with speaking events and meetings designed at raising the public profile of Pulmonary Hypertension awareness.
Prof. Gaine set out his motivation for participating with the following comments: “Cycling from the head office of PHA UK in Sheffield to London while meeting with patients and families along the way is a very special way to raise PH awareness. For people living with PH, this endurance cycle would be impossible. PH can’t be cured, but early diagnosis and treatment can improve prognosis and quality of life, which is why raising awareness of the disease is so important”. As well as the conventional face to face communications of the launch and daily meetings, there was a significant focus on utilising social media particularly twitter and facebook to gain greater traction with the core message(s) of PH Awareness. Please visit our Facebook page, Twitter page and the dedicated Team Phenomenal Hope UK & Ireland Facebook page to see the content that was posted over the 3 day span of the event.
To learn more about this event you can download the official press release at this link.