Events and Fundraising
World Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Day
The Spanish Pulmonary Hypertension Association has created World PH Day on May 5, 2012 and New Zealand Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Support Group decided they would join the Spanish and a multitude of other PH Associations throughout the world in an effort to raise public awareness to this 'invisible disease'.
NZPAH enjoyed themselves with a BBQ at Sandy's and Allan's place.
Special thanks to Mark Savage and all those who sponsored his half marathon.
Watch the video linked below about Raising Awareness of PH:
Certificate Handover to Gary
NZPAH Chairman/Secretary – Allan Edmondson handing over a Certificate of Appreciation to Gary Osborne– Auckland Support Group member for identifying and introducing the following people as supporters to NZPAH in June and July 2012.:
- Vinod Kumar of Mitre 10 Mega Henderson;
- Karl Brooks of Glen Dimplex Australasia Ltd;
- Glenn Hoey of Fujitsu General New Zealand Ltd;
Certificate of Appreciation to Fujitsu General NZ Ltd
Glenn Hoey of Fujitsu General New Zealand Ltd recently donated a Heat Pump for NZPAH to raise funds.
Here we have Gary Osborne handing over our Certificate of Appreciation. Our thanks to Glenn and his team, we appreciate your support.
NZPAH wish to thank the people from Te Atatu Menswear for their support with embroidered garments from their store.
NZPAH would like to thank Paul Taylor (Hitachi Brand Manager) at Temperzone Ltd for recently donating our NZPAH Gazebo.
A team of around 100 people were involved in walking, running or supporting NZPAH in this event held in Pakuranga on November 3 2012. They were wearing t-shirts promoting this website and the New Zealand Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group to help raise awareness.
This was organised in memory of our founder Nicola Farland who died September 27 2011 aged 35.
Blue Lips Campaign
Several events were organised by Nicola Farland around the country in 2010 to join the worldwide Blue Lips campaign. The aim was to collect as many blue lips as possible. It was a huge success raising awareness of PH and setting a Guinness world record. Baverstock Oaks School and Remuera Primary (pictured below) both held Blue Lips days getting hundreds of children involved. An afternoon at Basalt in Howick was also very popular with local businesses donating fantastic raffle prizes including a signed cricket bat from Daniel Vitorri.