St. Louis School fund-raiser to help battle a rare disease

March 25, 1998

St. Louis School in Clarksville will hold a fund-raiser to help battle a rare and serious disease, primary pulmonary hypertension, which afflicts the capillaries of the lungs.

The disease forces fifth-grader Cristin Gildea, who suffers from PPH, to wear a pump that continually supplies her with medicine.

She and her family live in Harper's Choice village.

After learning about Cristin, school officials and parents decided to sponsor the fund-raiser, Hoops & Hop for PPH.

Students will collect pledges for shooting basketballs or jumping rope during gym class. The activities will take place today, tomorrow and Friday at the school.

Funds collected will go to the PPH Cure Foundation.

To sponsor a child or to make a donation: 410-465-6781.

Tax deductible donations, made payable to the PPH Cure Foundation, should be sent to the Foundation c/o Donna Gildea, 5155 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia 21044.

Pub Date: 3/25/98

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