About the Race


The Race Against PH was started in 2001 by a pulmonary hypertension patient and her family in an effort to promote awareness about this devastating illness. The funds raised support research efforts dedicated to finding new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for PH.

What is PH?

Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and often misdiagnosed disease, is a blood vessel disorder of the lungs in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery (the blood vessel that leads from the heart to the lungs) rises above normal levels and may become life threatening. Symptoms of PH include shortness of breath with minimal exertion, fatigue, chest pain, dizzy spells and fainting. There are many unknown causes of PH.

The Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease was established in 2000 through a generous contribution from an anonymous donor. The Center seeks to enhance the lives of patients with PH by providing the highest level of clinical care, advanced training opportunities for physicians and other health care providers, and participating in clinical and basic science research for pulmonary vascular disease.