HARLINGEN — The second annual Valley Walk in support of the National Hemophilia Foundation is set for tomorrow.
The Lone Star Chapter of the foundation will hold the walk from 9 a.m. to noon in an effort to raise awareness and advocate for youth and families diagnosed with this rare bleeding disorder.
Hemophilia is a disease in which the blood does not clot normally. The walk has become a critical program of the Lone Star Chapter, raising awareness in the general community. But the walk also has another purpose and result.
It brings together families who are dealing with bleeding disorders and through that, lifelong friendships have been made and families have realized they are not alone.
Money raised at the walk will support the foundation’s youth leadership programs and educational events for families. It also helps to find better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to prevent the complications of these disorders through awareness, education, advocacy and research.
Join in the cause for a morning of fun, snacks and fellowship with families that need support.
What: Lone Star Hemophilia Walk
Where: Harlingen Sports Complex (Wilson Park), 3139 Wilson Road
When: Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon
How: Sign up for the walk by visiting www.hemophilia.org/walk. Anyone is welcome to participate.