August 28, 2021, was the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Denver Walk. Equinox HIT team member, Shannon Mauler, has supported the walk for many years for her friend Victory Vicory who has two sons with severe hemophilia. It was wonderful to reunite at Sloan's lake and build new memories with the community or to join virtually from home. The annual walks are designed to raise awareness of bleeding disorders and raise funds to change lives.
"Everybody bleeds, but not every BODY stops... Jett and Gaige have severe hemophilia, a chronic condition that prevents their blood from being able to clot. This can happen after trauma or occur spontaneously. The Colorado community of "bleeders" has played a dynamic, foundational role in helping us not only cope with this condition but maintain treatment and provide vital education, including self-infusion. Their yearly summer camp and other programs remind us that we are not alone..." - Victoria Vicory.
For many, a world without bleeding disorders is simply a dream. Thousands of kids and adults affected face internal bleeding, costly treatments, and lifelong infusions. Every dollar stays within the Colorado community and supports critical initiatives such as funding research to find better treatments, educating medical providers on the latest innovations and care, ensuring families have access to quality healthcare, and providing access to the best educational resources available.
As of this posting, $66,563 was raised; however, the walk is taking donations through December 2021 to change lives. Learn more here.