Saturday, May 3, 2014 Rain or Shine!!!
Forest Park/St. Louis Zoo (Near north Zoo entrance at Picnic Area #13)
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. 1 Mile / 5k starts at 9:00 am
AWARDS: After the walk / run
**If you are parked in the North Zoo Parking lot by 8:30 a.m. your parking for the day will be free. Otherwise it is $11.00/day. For questions please contact Bridget at (314) 482-5973 or email@example.com.
Registration Fee $20-Adults $15-children 10 & under
*t-shirts and goody bags provided to the first 250 paid registrations
to Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is primarily an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. There is a deficiency in the body of the necessary proteins also called clotting factors needed to stop bleeding. Hemophilia A is the deficiency of clotting factor VIII and affects about 1 in 10,000 males. Hemophilia B is the deficiency of clotting factor IX and affects about 1 in 60,000 males.
Von Willebrands is also an inherited disease that does not allow blood to clot properly. The missing factor with this disorder is von Willebrand factor and affects 1%-2% of the population. It occurs equally in both males and females.