Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disease that is characterized by unpredictable episodes of internal and external swelling.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, a community awareness walk will be held to shed a light of this potentially deadly disease and help support the families affected by HAE.
HAE cause swelling of the hands, feet, face, throat, and stomach; causing pain and potentially death.
1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 persons are estimated to have HAE in the United States – about 6,000 people including 5 known Colusa residents.
A benefits walk is scheduled to begin at the Colusa Swimming Pool Park under the Pavilion.
“Walk the Square for HAE C.A.R.E.” (Cure Awareness Research Education) will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and the walk will follow at 9:00 a.m.
Registration Fee is $10 per person. Donations also accepted.
After participants complete the walk, guest speaker Lois Perry, director for patient services and clinical programs US HAEA will discuss HAE.
The project goal is to raise as much support for The United States Hereditary Angioedema Association as possible. All proceeds from our fundraiser will go directly to benefit the US HAEA.
Participants are asked to wear blue.
For any further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530)635-7307<