Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dragons Walk for Classmates with Hemophilia

Wadi Hamud, pictured on the right

 The Hemophilia Walk is NHF’s largest event dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders, and to preventing the complications of these disorders through awareness, education, advocacy and research. 

The 2013 DFW Hemophilia Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Check-in the day of the race begins at 7:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9.

Peyton Bush pictured on the right with brothers Jacob and Barrett

Hemophilia is very rare. Fewer than 20,000 people in the United State have hemophilia. However, hemophilia is very, very expensive, often costing patients upwards of $250,000 a year for the medicines needed to help the blood clot normally.

Two Carroll ISD students have severe hemophilia, sixth grader, Wadi Hamud, and fifth grader, Peyton Brush. Both students have teams participating in the 2013 DFW Hemophilia Walk. If you are interested in joining their teams visit www.hemophilia.org/walk and select the walk in TX (Dallas) and join either Peyton’s Peeps or sponsor Peyton Bush or join Wadi’s Walk Stars or sponsor Wadi Hamud.

As a non-profit group the Texas Central Hemophila Association can provide community service hours for students who are interested in volunteering the day of the walk. Students must email Shannon Brush, President of the Texas Central Hemophilia Association at sbrush@texcen.org prior to attending the event.

Volunteers Needed for Charity Shopping Event

The 7th Annual “Around the Block” event aims to clothe over 1,000 children from the Dallas- Fort Worth area with brand new clothes. Organizer, Kids Matter International is in the process of raising over $100,000 to support the event.

This year’s “Around the Block” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Kohl’s store in Southlake. Each child will receive $100 to spend at the store. Children will also receive a new pair of shoes from Buckner International, a backpack from Ryan Palmer Foundation, and book from the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation.  With the help of Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, this annual event is an incredible way to experience the Holiday spirit. 

Organizers from Kids Matter International need approximately 400 volunteers to help the families shop. Click here to register to help.