Our Hemophilia Care Program is excited to be walking in the Bloody Fun Run, the Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington’s (BDFW) second annual hemophilia walk, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Greenlake park in Seattle. The morning promises to be fun for all ages!
The Bloody Fun Run’s goal is to raise awareness about bleeding disorders and raise funds for the BDFW for research — it not only helps children and adults in our state, but edges us closer and closer to a cure.
Bleeding disorders affect a small percentage of the population; our Hemophilia Care Program serves many kinds of bleeding disorders, including Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and Platelet Disorders. People with bleeding disorders tend to bleed longer than the rest of the population, not harder or faster. Small cuts (like paper cuts) and bruises are generally not a problem, though traumatic injuries can result in life-threatening bleeds and crippling joint deformities.
In addition to the walk, the event offers pumpkin painting, carnival games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and more. Admission to the festival is free with a suggested donation of $25 per family.