RVCC to Host Hemophilia Awareness Walk

Raritan Valley Community College’s Student Nurses Association and students in the College’s Trends in Nursing class are partnering with the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey for the 4th annual Hemophilia Bleeding Disorders Awareness Walk, Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus. The public is invited to participate in the walk, which will begin on the College’s Soccer Field.

The walk will be held in commemoration of World Hemophilia Day, an international observance held annually on April 21to raise awareness and funds for Hemophilia, Von Willebrand’s Disease and other bleeding disorders.

The event will feature a one-mile family fun walk, free t-shirts, blood pressure screenings, information tables about bleeding disorders, refreshments, two bouncy houses, face painting, games for the kids,  live music and more.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11. The registration fee is $20 for adults, $10 for teens or college students, and free of charge for kids five and younger. All proceeds will benefit the Hemophilia Association of NJ.  To register or to make a donation to the RVCC Cares team, visit http://hanj.org/events_walk.html orhttp://www.firstgiving.com/hemophilianj/Walk. For additional information about the walk, contact Alaysha M. Walker,908-526-1200, ext. 8274 or awalker@raritanval.edu.

Founded in August 1971, the Hemophilia Association of NJ (HANJ) offers assistance to persons with hemophilia and their families from its office located at 197 Route 18 South in East Brunswick. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with a bleeding disorder by providing and maintaining access to highly qualified medical staff and successfully proven medical regimens. HANJ provides numerous services including financial assistance and access to insurance coverage, professional counseling and support groups, scholarship programs, and advocacy for legislation concerning issues affecting the hemophilia and bleeding disorder community. For additional information about HANJ, contact Mary Lou Billings, 732-249-6000, ext. 201 or mloub@comcast.net.

Featured image caption: The RVCC Cares team from the 2013 Hemophilia Bleeding Disorders Awareness Walk gathers together for a group photo.

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