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Mudbug March to Stomp Out Pulmonary Hypertension

Mudbug March

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Alumni Association will hold the 5th Annual Mudbug March to stomp out Pulmonary Hypertension on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The event, which includes a 1-mile walk, a silent auction, music and food, will take place at New Orleans City Park Peristyle. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m.

The purpose of the event, honoring the memory of Chelsea Umbach Yates, is to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension and to educate patients about the importance of taking care of themselves. Chelsea was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension when she was 15 years old. Despite the disease, Chelsea excelled academically, worked and married. Her struggle with the disease lasted 11 years and included a heart-double lung transplant. She died suddenly on July 17, 2011, after contracting an infection that her immune system couldn’t overcome.

The event also raises money to support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's outreach and research, as well as education at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing.

More information and registration are available here.

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