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PHenomenal Hope: 2015 Woodlands CrawPHish Festival

Sunshine, crawfish, and music were on the menu at The Woodlands CrawPHish festival held in March.

CrawPHish is spelled with a PH to bring attention to pulmonary hypertension and the efforts to find better treatments and a possible cure. The event was hosted by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, an organization close to the heart of The Global Edge and its employees and clients.

Over 4000 people attended this event, which featured country and zydeco musicians, catered Cajun and BBQ meals, and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The PHA booth had one activity that stood out called the Straw Test. A person takes a straw and breathes through it for 30 seconds while pinching their nose at the same time. It demonstrates to the average person the toll PH can take on a person’s body when they are just trying to breathe.

The Global Edge was proud to host a tent for employees, clients, and contractors alike to enjoy cold drinks, good food, and better company.

“We cannot be more pleased with this year’s event which has brought so much awareness to Pulmonary Hypertension. The weather was gorgeous, the food delicious and the music awesome,” said Meredith Sharp, PHA Lone Star Director of Development. “This community has truly come together in day of family fun in order to support such an important cause.“

For more information about PH and how you can help this important cause, please visit www.phassociation.org.

Elizabeth Muller
Marketing Assistant
The Global Edge Consultants

The Global Edge supports PH Awareness Month

The mission of The Global Edge has always been to leave a global footprint, both professionally and philanthropically.

While we continue to work on expanding our company’s efforts across the globe, we have been working in our US offices to support local charities here.

One cause near to The Global Edge is supporting the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) in battling Pulmonary Hypertension, a disease that has affected family members of multiple employees and clients. PH is a rare disease that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and races. This chronic disease is characterized by high blood pressure in the lungs that can lead to heart failure.

While there currently is no cure for PH, PHA is working diligently on funding research for a cure, advocacy, awareness, education and support for the PH community.

November is PH Awareness Month, and several members of The Global Edge helped out with the Aggie-Tiger Maroon & Purple Shootout held at the beautiful Golf Club of Houston in Humble on Friday, November 21. Though the weather was inopportune, our staff volunteers braved the rain and winds to help the tournament go off smoothly. Thank you to all of the players, donors and volunteers for supporting this great organization.

Future events for PHA in Houston include the annual Woodlands CrawPHish Festival in March and 02 Breathe Gala in October. Please contact a member of The Global Edge if you would like to volunteer for either of these events or attend, or visit www.phassociation.org for events and opportunities to volunteer globally.

Julie Hetrick, CPA
Controller
The Global Edge Consultants