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Team PHenomenal Hope

Team PHenomenal Hope is an endurance cycling team training for Race Across America (RAAM) in June 2014.

They are sponsored by UPMC and racing to raise awareness about pulmonary hypertension (PH) and funding for research.

About Team PHenomenal Hope

In 2011, Patricia George, MD, physician and researcher at the UPMC Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Lung Transplant Program, and Stacie Truszkowski, teammate and colleague in the pulmonary division at UPMC, began discussing ways to turn their dream of racing across America on their bikes into a reality.

Because of their close work with patients who suffer from PH, Dr. George and Ms. Truszkowski were inspired to form Team PHenomenal Hope.

The teammates recruited two more friends — Anne-Marie Alderson, Ironman® athlete, and Ryanne Palermo, endurance mountain biker — to form Pittsburgh’s first 4-woman RAAM team.

Race Across America 2014 Team

As the team trains for Race Across America, they will be working closely with UPMC, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and supporters to raise awareness and to help find a cure for PH.

Members of the team are training for the 3,000 mile course, across 12 states, from California to Maryland.

Team PHenomenal Hope
Board of Directors
Team Members
  • Patricia George, MD, Co-Founder and President/Treasurer
  • Hunter Champion, MD, Co-Founder
  • Brooks Broadhurst, VP of External Relations
  • Greta Daniels, VP of Development
  • Merle Reeseman, VP of Patient Relations
  • Anne-Marie Alderson
  • Kate Bennett
  • Greta Daniels
  • Patricia George, MD
  • Sara Harper
  • Ryanne Palermo
  • Stacie Truszkowski

 

Contact Us

Team PHenomenal Hope, Inc.
7328 Trevanion Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Phone: 877-6-GO-HOPE (877-646-4673)

For more information about Team PHenomenal Hope and their journey, visit the team website at teamphenomenalhope.org.

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