Pump It Up For Platelets
All Ages Welcome: Adults $20 Youth $10
PLEASE Join us! First 100 registered participants receive an awesome t-shirt featuring all event sponsors on the back.
All proceeds benefit The PDSA Platelet Disorder Support Assocation in providing families just like us much needed support and research to finding a cure for ITP.
Fun for the whole Family !! All ages welcome. There will be Food, Raffles, Music, Angels from the Heart Disney Princesses & Super Heroes, Face Painting & more…
Don’t miss this opportunity to help those affected by ITP and join with others as we walk for a cure.
ITP, idiopathic thrombocyptopenic purpura (also known as Immune thrombocytopenia) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks blood platelets. The immune system marks the platelets as foreign bodies and eliminates them via the spleen, the liver, and other processes. The low platelet levels cause a characteristic purpuric rash known as petechia, which are pin sized bruises all over the body reflecting the spontaneous bleeding happening all over below the surface. More severe bleeding symptoms include blood blisters on inside of mouth, blood in urine, uncontrollable bloody nose, or worst case intracranial hemorrhage. ITP affects almost 10 times as many people as hemophilia, yet most people know nothing about it. This lack of public awareness leaves many ITP patients feeling isolated and alone, and is the main reason why there is so little support for research on ITP and the lack of advancement in treatment. It affects individuals of all ages, sexes, and ethnic origins.