Tee off 4 Hemophilia
This year will be Gateway Hemophilia Association’s 24th annual Tee Off 4 Hemophilia Golf Tournament
This charity event is the main fundraiser supporting GHA activities. GHA hosts conferences, funds research, supports political advocacy and the bleeding disorder community and their families. This tournament helps fund Camp Notaclotamongus each summer, a summer camp strictly for kids living with a bleeding disorder. The camp teaches self-infusion of factor products and provides safe, physical activities.
In addition to a wonderful day of golf at The Falls Golf Club, a premier facility, we invite you to participate in our special contests, raffles and live auction that will take place the day of the tournament. Your tax-deductible donations will help ensure the work of GHA continues.
-Putting Contest -Hole in One -Closest to the Pin -Longest Drive, Men/Women -Cash Skins Game -Longest Day Prize
Thank you for your support!
An Introduction 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.