FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2017
Contact: Leah Nash
GET YOUR BLOOD PUMPING FOR HEMOPHILIA
Funds Raised Benefit Those Impacted By Hurricane Irma
The Bleeding Disorders Foundation of Florida (BDFF) is howling to host its annual Orlando Creepy Crawl 5K and Vampire Mile on October 29th at spooky Lake Baldwin at Baldwin Park, located at 4990 New Broad Street in Orlando. Runners and walkers are invited to register now for this hair-raising 5K and mile walk and encouraged to fundraise for the BDFF bleeding disorders community. Costumes are welcome! Wicked awards will be presented for top team and individual fundraisers, most spirited teams, best Halloween costumes, and top male and female runners in various age groups. The 5K will be officially timed for runners.
This part isn’t scary: Approximately 90% of fundraising dollars from events go toward supporting programs for Florida’s bleeding disorders community such as the BDFF medically supervised summer Camp Spirit, family support weekends, health educational programs, and financial emergency assistance. With the recent effects of Hurricane Irma, this year’s walks are particularly important.
“Our patients have been affected by Hurricane Irma, and we are here to help them,” says Fran Haynes, BDFF Executive Director. “We will surely receive more requests this year for emergency financial assistance than we have in the past due to Hurricane Irma.” BDFF has been serving the bleeding disorders community since 1996 by supporting healthier and more independent lives.
Visit hemophilliaflorida.org/orlando for more information, or to register for either the 5K or mile walk. 5K registration is $30 per participant.
Note To Media: If you’d like more information about the Orlando Creepy Crawl 5K and Vampire Mile, or to schedule an interview with BDFF staff or members of the bleeding disorders community, please contact Leah Nash at [email protected] or 407.629.0000 X103.