Team Captain, Stephanie, and her family joined the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk in 2019 under the name Sammi’s Supporters. This will be their third time walking with the community! This year, they’ve changed their team name from Sammi’s Supporters to Factor 5 to celebrate Samantha, Stephanie, and their newborn son, Lev. All three members
Sammi’s Supporters are inspired by three-year old Samantha who is diagnosed with von Willebrand Disease (VWD). At 5 weeks old, her family discovered bruises on her body. After many tests, she was formally diagnosed at 18 months old. Around that time, Samantha’s mom, Stephanie, found out she also has VWD and so does her grandmother!
On August 14th, Kara, Jessica, and Mindy Perry-Stern, the 2019 Walk Chair, made an appearance on Wish 100.7 FM! They were interviewed by Kelly and talked about the bleeding disorders community, the Run for Their Lives 5K, the 7th semi-annual cornhole tournment, and of course, the Walk! While the interview only lasted about 2 minutes,
Meet Cameron’s Walking Sticks! Janet, the team’s captain, is a carrier of hemophilia B and her son, Cameron, was diagnosed with hemophilia as a child. Cameron is 19 years old and is the inspiration behind the team. The first event Janet and her family ever attended was a holiday party hosted by the chapter. “That
Volunteer for hope. Volunteer for community. Unite to make a difference. Calling all volunteers! We need your help! On Saturday, September 7, 2019, nearly 600 runners, cornhole players, and walkers will join us for our annual 5K Race, Cornhole Tournament, and Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk at the North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot in Allison