Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)
NHF Walk
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This year's goal:

NHF Hemophilia Walk

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Lake Crabtree County Park
Morrisville, NC 27560

The skies were gray but smiles were bright at the sixth annual Hemophilia Walk!

In spite of the early morning rain and the gloomy forecast, many hundreds of hearty souls turned out for a splendid event. The rain stopped for good as the registration desk opened at 9am. As walkers arrived they fortified themselves with Starbucks coffee and hot cocoa from Panera, then moved on to yummy fruit from Whole Foods and bagels provided in part by a gift from an anonymous donor. Not far away our four-legged walkers found bags of Pet Mania doggie treats awaiting them.

Throughout the morning we were entertained by the Durham Bulls mascot, Wool E. Bull, and by SpongeBob SquarePants. The talented face painter at the HPC booth was always busy with a line of eager kids. There was also the fun Carolina Hurricanes Slap Shot for those who wanted to test their hockey goal shooting talents. The always popular photo booth from MidAtlantic Photo was back this year, thanks to MedPro Rx. And Kevin McVerry of Performance DJ kept the tunes coming.

Right on schedule, Laura Meyers, HNC's 2013 Walk Manager, welcomed the group and introduced HNC president Steve Peretti. Steve then presented HNC's new Executive Director Charlene Cowell, who introduced our Master of Ceremonies, Angelica Alvarez from WTVD TV-11 Raleigh-Durham.

Jecoreiography, the amazing and energetic dance group who enthralled the crowd at last year's Walk, returned to repeat their magic this year. They did not disappoint. We hope they will return next year too.

Angelica called up all the kids who came to the Walk dressed in their Halloween finest. After much consideration, the judges rulled an all-way tie, and each costumed contestant was awarded a candy bag prize.

Steve then introduced our special guest, Mary Ann Ludwig, Vice President for Development at the National Hemophilia Foundation. Mary Ann stressed the importance of broad community participation in fund raising, and thanked everyone for their hard work on this year's Walk.

Each year several special awards are given in recognition of outstanding effort and success in support of the Walk:

  • The Hospital Cup, awarded to the medical group or hemophilia treatment center team that raised the most funds, went to the UNC TarHealers, with team captain Tracy Griles accepting the trophy.
  • Todd Holder, representing National Presenting Sponsor Baxter, announced a new award this year in recognition of the Top Fundraising Team (non-industry). That award went to the Clot Hoppers team, with team captain Kathy Register accepting the trophy.
  • Each year HNC presents the Royal Droplet award to a man, woman, and young person in recognition of their individual outstanding effort in support of the Walk. This year's Droplet King is Jerry Smith of the One Drop team; the Droplet Queen is Kathy Register of the Clot Hoppers; and Leo Sebolt of The Woodge Factor is the Junior Droplet.

Finally it was time to start Walking! Angelica called on Erica Cook, this year's Walk Chair, to assemble her team and lead the way. Erica gathered with her Jaden's Jewels and Jaden's Gents and the 2013 Walk was under way!.

As the weary walkers returned they were immediately lured to the popsicle cart manned by Todd Holder and Brey Curtis from Baxter. They then moved on to grab a ham, turkey, or veggie bag lunch provided by Jason's Deli. And there was plenty of cold bottled water provided by Walgreens.

We are grateful to our sponsors, listed below, for their generous support of the 2013 Hemophilia Walk. Very special thanks go to our teams and their captains for their super effort to reach our goal.

Top 3 Fundraisers:
  1. Biogen Idec Hemophilia
    Nikita Lyons Murry, captain
  2. Clot Hoppers
    Kathy Register, captain
  3. Jaden's Jewels / Jaden's Gents
    Erica Cook, captain

Accredo's Hemophilia Health Services
Diane Mauldin, captain

Bennett's BioRx Team
Chris & Matt Barnes, captains

Camden Alipour
Camden Alipour, captain

Cayton's Clotters
Shannon Elderdice, captain

CVS Caremark
Wayne Cook, captain

Jeff Bridges, captain

Hemo Hero
Erika Wilson, captain


HPC Bruise Crew
Nicole Bailey, captain

Hulk Smash
Gillian Schultz, captain

M & M Team
Ruth Vega Marquez, captain

Miles for Andrew
Helen Blaquiere, captain

M. L. D.
Ashley Davis, captain

One Drop
Dawn Smith, captain

Stefanie Balch, captain

Rob Co's Finest
Tisha Locklear, captain

Sir Clots-A-Not and the False Clots
Reid Coleman, captain

Crystal Hoernlein, captain

South Cows
Charlene Cowell, captain

Specialty Therapeutic Care
Jeff Harper, captain

Taylor JAGS
Leroy Taylor, captain

Team Andrews
Scott Andrews, captain

Team Drugco
Tiffany Holland, captain

Team Hooker
Tyronna Hooker, captain

Team Matrix
Peggy Gay, captain

UNC TarHealers
Tracy Griles, captain

vAmpire bAit
Crystal Hoernlein, captain

von WilleWhat!?
Annie Jagger, captain

Wake Walkers
Anita Smith, captain

Wonderfully Made
Erin Otey, captain

The Woodge Factor
Sharon Sebolt, captain

National Sponsors:

National Presenting Sponsor Pacesetter Sponsor Official Sponsor Official Sponsor Official Sponsor
Baxter - National Presenting Sponsor Bayer - Pacesetter Sponsor Grifols - Official Sponsor Pfizer - Official Sponsor Biogen Idec Hemophilia - Official Sponsor

— Local Presenting Sponsor —

Grifols - Local Presenting Sponsor

— Gold Sponsors —

Acredo - Gold Sponsor Biogen Idec Hemophlia - Gold Sponsor Drugco - Gold Sponsor
HPC Specialty Pharmacy- Gold Sponsor MedProRx - Gold Sponsor Novo Nordisk - Gold Sponsor

— Silver Sponsors —

CVS Caremark - Silver Sponsor Kedrion Biopharma - Silver Sponsor

— Bronze Sponsors —

Coram - Bronze Sponsor Factor 4 Life - Bronze Sponsor Octapharma - Bronze Sponsor Speciaty Therapeutic Care - Bronze Sponsor

— Kilometer Sponsors —

— Media Sponsor —

— Local Walk Partner —

AHF - Kilometer Sponsor Hemophilia First - Kilometer Sponsor ABC11 - Media Sponsor Wake County - Local Walk Partner

— In-kind Sponsors —

Instant Imprints - In-kind Sponsor Jason's Deli - In-kind Sponsor Pet Mania - In-kind Sponsor
Starbucks - In-kind Sponsor Walgreens - In-kind Sponsor Whole Foods - In-kind Sponsor

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