Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
The Terry Lamb Health and Wellness Award is award is for exceptional commitment to supporting HFA in its national efforts to encourage health, nutrition and wellness behaviors in the bleeding disorders community. Terry Lamb had severe hemophilia, was an active member of the bleeding disorder community, and was a respected leader. Terry grew up in […]
It’s not too late to make a difference! The Gears for Good bike ride is this Saturday, September 26th, 2015. FitFactor encourages physical activity in individuals with bleeding disorders. HFA provides an opportunity for those who are physically active to benefit the bleeding disorders community in our annual charity bike ride-Gears for Good. You don’t […]
I’d like to make something very clear: I’m not one of those people who wake up in the morning dying to go for a bike ride! It’s more of a sigh, I guess I should go ride my bike… I first heard about Gears for Good from my friend, Diane. She told me about a […]
Late this September, during the HFA Gears for Good Charity Bike Ride, I had one of those conversations in life you remember forever. It was with my son’s best friend, Aidan. About three years ago in elementary school, Benny, our now 12 year old with severe hemophilia, befriended a classmate who had just moved to […]
Earlier this year we encouraged the bleeding disorders community to vote for Vaughn Ripley, fitness guru living with hemophilia and HIV, during a Men’s Health cover contest. Due to your support, Vaughn received nearly 30,000 votes, earning him the below article in the November edition of the magazine! This article helps to bring awareness and education about […]
John Bruno is truly a Dad in Action. HFA recently asked John a few questions about his involvement in the community. John sets a great example for all of those affected by a bleeding disorder. “I’m just looking for a way to do my part in supporting this great community.” Join John in his efforts […]
There is still time to make a difference! The Gears for Good bike ride is this weekend, September 26-28th, 2014. FitFactor encourages physical activity in individuals with bleeding disorders. HFA provides an opportunity for those who are physically active to benefit the bleeding disorders community in our annual charity bike ride-Gears for Good. You don’t […]
[glossary_exclude] This week is the 4th annual HFA Gears for Good bike ride, which means it’s also been one year since I did my first Gears for Good ride in DC. As I look back on those three days, I’m flooded with many different emotions. I am not a cyclist. When the ride was about […]
Helping Hands is a unique financial assistance program that assists individuals and families within the bleeding disorders community with basic living expenses. It was designed to be a rapid, non-invasive, temporary resource for emergency situations and provide a foundation for future financial stability. In 1997, HFA started the Helping Hands program when it noticed there was an unmet need within […]
Many individuals with bleeding disorders are finding better health by being physically active. Matthew Stinger is one such individual. Matthew, who has hemophilia, has benefited from swimming & biking and one way he gives back to others within the bleeding disorders community is by participating in HFA’s annual Gears for Good bike ride. Learn about Matthew […]
The purpose of HFA’s FitFactor program is to provide the bleeding disorders community with services that are designed to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through regular physical activity and proper nutrition. Each year, in an effort to promote physical activity in the community and raise money for individuals and families in the bleeding […]
In September, 28 riders biked 156 miles and raised over $51,000 for the bleeding disorders community during our annual charity bike ride. Check out this NEW video to meet the riders, hear what motivated them to do this, learn where all the funds raised went, and information about how you can get involved next year! […]
By Sonji Wilkes I never could have imagined that hearing the words, “Thomas has severe hemophilia,” would equate to being thrust into a world of inspirational people and unexpected acts of kindness. When Thomas was diagnosed and the doctor asked, “Do you have a good insurance plan?” my mind immediately focused on the challenges we […]
This interview was recorded while Paul was participating in the first annual Gears for Good Bike Ride. He talks about the support and encouragement he received from his parents, and how he will lead by example when sharing life lessons with his newborn son.
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