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Walk with Purpose at Hemophilia of Georgia’s Trot to Clot Event


The 5k fundraiser helps send children with inherited bleeding disorders to summer camp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT

ATLANTA – On June 8, Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) will host its Trot to Clot 5k at The Battery near Atlanta’s SunTrust Park. The event will be held between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and proceeds benefit HoG’s Camp Wannaklot – the only summer camp for children with inherited bleeding disorders.

Registration is $25 and includes admission to the event, parking at the Red Deck, an event t-shirt, as well as a swag bag from local vendors and sponsors. Food and refreshments will be provided by Chick-fil-A, King of Pops, Dunkin’ Donuts and more.

The event boasts a variety of activities for all ages, including video game activities provided by GameTruck, face painting, balloon artists, a complimentary photo cube, a game of cornhole and more. Prizes for top fundraisers include a $1,000 Delta gift card and four Disney Park Hopper tickets.

The family- and pet-friendly event allows participants to learn about bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease while raising funds for Camp Wannaklot, which is held each year in July in Rutledge, Georgia. Many bleeding disorders are rare, costly and potentially life-threatening. In fact, hemophilia affects only one in 5,000 males, and treatment is a life-long process.

Camp Wannaklot allows children with inherited bleeding disorders like hemophilia to meet and play with others experiencing similar challenges. The children also learn about their disorder and how to treat their condition from HoG nurses and social workers. The goal is to help these children live fuller, more independent lives.

Funding is vital to continue providing the camp for these children. Register for the event at: https://www.classy.org/event/trot-to-clot-at-the-battery/e219090.

About Hemophilia of Georgia:

Hemophilia of Georgia is a nonprofit organization that provides services and support for people who have hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Since 1973, Hemophilia of Georgia has been providing blood clotting products, home infusion training, education and services. Dedicated to their mission, the people at Hemophilia of Georgia know it takes more than medicine to support the bleeding disorder community. www.hog.org

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Contact Info
Tracy Heath
8800 Roswell Road, Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30350

Phone: 770-518-8272

Website: http://www.hog.org/trot