GLHF’s 1st Virtual Unite Walk Proves Successful While #BeingTogetherApart!

In a year with so many “new normals” and unique challenges, the community came together on September 26 to raise $48,225!  In our first ever virtual Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk, we celebrated on Zoom with a Pinwheel Ceremony, a magician, awards, videos, contests and dance parties!

Thank you to all of our teams who helped educate the community about bleeding disorders and raised money to make the event a success! Head over and watch some familiar faces in our Pinwheel Ceremony! Also check out GLHF’s HemoHerald, our annual Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk magazine. If you would like to watch the entire event, click here and go to the videos section on our Facebook page.

This year, we we raised $48,225!

Congratulations to this year’s top five fundraising teams:

Team Zach (Led by: Tracie Fechter): $7,250

Cousins Crew (Led by: Beverly Peterson): $2,060

Walk Along for Jax and Sean (Led by: Kimberly Bekx): $1,365

Helena’s Hellions (Led by: Helena Baxter): $1,100

Hemophilia Warriors – Wisconsin (Led by: Snow Jacobson): $1,025

Congratulations to this year’s top fundraiser:

Zach Fechter from Team Zach: $5,100

Factor Club Awards:

This year’s Factor Club includes Tracy Fechter, Zach Fechter, Snow Jacobson and Helena Baxter. Each of these individuals raised $500 or more to join this national club started right here in Wisconsin!

Unite Walk Awards:

  • Best Team Mascot name: Tie! Hemo Goblin (We’re So Vein) and Butterfly (Helena’s Hellions)
  • Scavenger Hunt: Anna Dent
  • Spirit Awards: Helena’s Hellions (Helena Baxter) and We’re So Vein (Tammy Roemer)

Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

National Sponsors:

National Presenting Sponsor: Takeda

Official Sponsors: Bayer, Grifols, Optum and Sanofi Genzyme

Partner: Accredo

Silver Sponsors:

Novo Nordisk

BioMarin

Versiti

UW Health Comprehensive Program for Bleeding Disorders

Hemophilia Outreach Center 

Event Sponsors:

Pfizer

Genentech

Takeda

Bayer

Sanofi Genzyme

 Kilometer Sponsor

CSL Behring