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2nd Annual “Cure HHT” 5K walk/run
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
Chapel Hill, NC
About This Activity
On Saturday, March 14th, UNC Health Care System is co-hosting its 2nd Annual “Cure HHT” 5K walk/run in Chapel Hill, net proceeds to benefit event co-host, the HHT Foundation International, Inc. (also known as Cure HHT).
This time-chipped 5K begins at 8:30 AM at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill and is followed by a post-event celebration with food, music, raffle drawings and race awards. Register today as a runner or walker to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 supporting research and awareness efforts aimed at curing Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)!
HHT is a medical condition unfamiliar to most. Nonetheless, this genetic vascular disorder (also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) affects about 1 of every 5,000 people in the U.S., as well as around 1,700 people in North Carolina alone.HHT poses daily quality-of-life challenges to its sufferers due to the disorder’s symptomatic excessive bleeding from the nose, mouth, tongue, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, skin and other organs.
In March 2011, UNC Health Care System was named the nation’s 12th HHT Center of Excellence. It currently serves one of only 17 HHT Centers of Excellence nationwide. In the past four years, eight UNC School of Medicine departments and one School of Dentistry division have partnered to offer comprehensive, multi-disciplinary HHT treatment.UNC Health Care System is proud to support research and awareness efforts aimed at curing HHT.