The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation (PHF) is a non-profit charitable organization. Here at the PHF, our mission is to educate the community, raise awareness, and raise funds for Hydrocephalus research. Hydrocephalus is a rarely talked about, often neglected brain condition affecting about one in every 500 births and over one million Americans today. It is an incurable, lifelong condition in which an excess amount of fluid gathers in the brain causing harmful, sometimes fatal pressure. Due to the lack of advancements in treatment options, many affected individuals are left unable to lead full and productive lives.
Washington's chapter of the PHF was started by Matthew and Kandice Curtis when their 2 year old son, Weston, required emergency brain surgery and was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus in July of 2014. Weston's day to day battles inspired Matthew and Kandice to join the PHF in their efforts, hoping someday to find a cure for their son and all the others living with Hydrocephalus.
To make a donation and support our mission, visit: www.active.com/donate/phfwa
The PHF will be holding fundraising events throughout the year to raise awareness and raise funds for Hydrocephalus research. Volunteers will be needed for many of these events to help organize the event, set up and tear down, greet people, answer questions, work booths, etc. We are also always in need of volunteers to help raise awareness and spread the word about our foundation by handing out packets to local businesses and/or sitting in front of groceries stores promoting events.
If you are interested in volunteering and joining our team, contact Kandice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-217-1563.
We hold many different events throughout the year but one will remain the same each year and be held in September celebrating Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, our PHF WALK & Family Fun Day.
Sept. 19, 2015 - This year's Hydrocephalus Awareness WALK is Saturday, September 19th at Mead High School.
See the calendar of events for more information on our annual WALK and like our Facebook page to stay up to date on other events and fundraisers, Washington Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc.