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Part of having an "invisible chronic illness" like pulmonary hypertension is that it can be difficult for people who aren't directly affected by PH to understand what it means to live with the illness. That is why PHA Canada created the #LifeInPurple campaign.

During PH Awareness Month, we help people across the country to better understand the daily impacts of PH on patients and caregivers through a social media campaign highlighting results from PHA Canada's 2014 Burden of Illness Survey. In other words, the campaign shows us what "Life in Purple" looks like everyday for those affected by PH.

This November we will be hosting: 

Nov 1: Facebook Live – Welcome to November
Nov 6: PH Community Meet-Up
Nov 8: Facebook Live – PH Parents Network
Nov 13: 9th Annual, 6 Minutes Walk for Breath
Nov 15: Facebook Live – Canadian PH Community Survey
Nov 17: Webinar – Cultivating resilience
Nov 20: Specialty Meet-Up: Teens with PH
Nov 22: Facebook Live – The value of meeting up
Nov 25: November PH Community Meet-Up
Nov 29: Facebook Live – Conclusion of November

Click here for more information and to register to our events

Get Involved

It’s easy for everyone to get involved in awareness-raising activities (big or small): at work or school, among family and friends, in your neighbourhood, on your social media channels, and more. We have tools to help you help us spread PH awareness across Canada! Want some ideas?

Show Your #LifeInPurple

  • Wear purple in honour of PH Awareness Month, and share photos online with the hashtag #LifeInPurple.
  • Create a personal page and ask friends to support you during the month of November.
  • Tell your story to people around you: how has pulmonary hypertension turned your Life in Purple?
  • Share videos from our YouTube channel to help people understand what PH is and how it impacts the up to 10,000 Canadians living with it today. 

Join Us on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for evrything #PHAwareness.

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Don't forget to tag us @PHACanada with #LifeInPurple!