#Heart2CurePH: Celebrities Join Patients, Friends of PHA at Dallas Conference

#Heart2CurePH: Celebrities Join Patients, Friends of PHA at Dallas Conference

Attendance records for the PHA’s annual Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, were broken this year by an exceptional turnout of patients, caregivers, families, and healthcare professionals at the organization’s 2016 event in Dallas, June 17-19.


shutterstock_317228573Guests included actor and television host Terrence J, pop singer Chloe Temtchine, 1,600 others who attended the Conference, and millions more who followed the event through social media.

‘Be Brave’, a song about her own journey with lung disease has become an anthem to many in the PH community. At the convention, Temtchine debuted her new video, ‘Breathe’ starring children living with pulmonary hypertension (PH). The video delivers a powerful message of hope.

Temtchine performed to a full room of fans in the Dallas Ballroom on the night of the event. According to a PHA’s press release, her voice and YouTube presence have made her a leading presence for PH awareness.

The singer was diagnosed with PH in 2013 and has since partnered with PHA for a series of fundraising initiatives, including the 2015 Breathe Food Truck and Music Concert Series, as well as the Enterprise CarShare Promotion in New York.

Terrence J, the celebrity ambassador for PHA, has shutterstock_388877950shared the organization’s message of hope and #Heart2CurePH through his social media platform which boasts more than 2 million followers.

The former host of E! News with Giuliana Rancic, Terrence now hosts the new Mark Burnett reality series, Coupled. He starred in Think Like a Man and The Perfect Match.

At the conference, Terrence happily posed for photographs with children and other members of the PHA community.

The CF ambassador was first to share Chloe Temtchine’s ‘Breathe’ video  when he tweeted about the debut to his followers. The remaining conference attendees who shared the video reached an additional 950,000 people.

View more pictures from the #PHAConference on PHA’s Facebook page. To help PHA on its mission, you can donate by texting “PHA” to the number 56512.

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