GHA’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk & 5K!
Sunday, July 10th
8:30 am – Registration starts
9:30 am – 5K/Walk begin
We hope you’ll join us for this fun, community event by starting a team, joining a team, signing up to walk/run, or making a donation! The money raised at this event is used to support our overall mission to find better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders and to prevent the complications of these disorders through education, awareness, advoacy, and research.
But this event is not just about fundraising. It is about coming together as a community with our families, friends, and supporters to spread awareness of bleeding disorders, celebrate our community, support one another, and share a beautiful day together. The event will include a light breakfast, a DJ, a bubble bus, and fun for people of all ages. This is also a dog-friendly event, so bring your 4-legged family members!
An Introduction to Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is primarily an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. There is a deficiency in the body of the necessary proteins, also called clotting factors, needed to stop bleeding. Hemophilia A is the deficiency of clotting factor VIII and affects about 1 in 10,000 males. Hemophilia B is the deficiency of clotting factor IX and affects about 1 in 60,000 males.
Von Willebrands is also an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. The missing factor with this disorder is von Willebrand factor and affects 1%-2% of the population. It occurs equally in both males and females.
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