Mariposa Journal – 2017 Summer N.18
Dear members, supporters, friends and families,
Welcome to the Summer Mariposa!
Since the first World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (WPHD) on 5 May 2012, our important annual milestone has been used to combine and highlight our international efforts to raise awareness of, and support for patients with, PH. This year, it was clear that WPHD has grown into a spectacular celebration of our community’s work, and we reached more people with our campaigns than ever before. As in previous years, the PHA Europe WPHD 2017 theme was “Get breathless for PH”. Healthy people were encouraged to take part in high-energy sports and activities to get breathless, demonstrating their solidarity with people with PH who struggle to breathe. Part of our mission is to continue to highlight that patients with PH often endure lifechanging physical limitations every day.