The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation raised more than $60,000 during its Hemophilia Walks and 5K events in Las Vegas and Reno in September.
Funds raised through the walks will benefit a medically supervised summer camp known as Camp Independent Firefly, which allows children with inherited bleeding disorders to participate in outdoor activities. The weeklong adventure is free for participating campers.
Additional funds raised will help families in need of emergency assistance, including access to life-saving medication or emergency living expenses.
“The amount of support we have received from our dedicated walk teams, supportive businesses and community leaders is humbling,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “Without the support of these groups, we simply cannot offer the services, educational and advocacy programs that are important to the inherited bleeding disorders community.”
This year’s top fundraising teams include The Las Vegas HTC All Stars which brought in $7450, followed by Team Emily and AJ raising $6,100. In Reno, the Reno HTC All Stars took top team honors bringing in $3590 in donations.