The Big Walk: 286 miles in 15 days raising funds for Lung Disease research. 14th July 2015
A team from the University of Sheffield are taking part in a special fundraising walk covering 286 miles in 15 days. The walk along the full Pennine Way will take place between 2nd and 17th September 2015 to raise funds for Lung Disease research at the University of Sheffield, specifically research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
PAH is a devastating condition in which the blood pressure within the lungs is much higher than normal, putting an enormous strain on the heart. There is currently no cure for PAH but the Sheffield team, in collaboration with the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, are already making exciting discoveries that it is hoped will lead to better treatments and ultimately defeat this condition. The funds raised will help to accelerate research into the development of much needed new treatments and make a real difference to lives of patients with PAH.