Hey there Pheo Para Friends!
On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the 1st Annual Pheo Para Ninja Warrior Competition, honoring my Grandma, Veronica Price, will be held at Traverse Fitness, Richmond California, from 1-5pm. The competition is open to ages 8+, both beginners and pros. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age group!
This event benefits the amazing work by the non-profit organization Pheo Para Alliance, a patient and research organization dedicated to supporting those affected by pheos and paras (pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas).
Thank you to our sponsor Bucket of Chalk!
About Pheo Para
Pheos and paras are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Pheos form in the adrenal glands, and paras form outside of the adrenal glands. Both can produce an excessive amount of adrenaline and noradrenaline, which can cause symptoms such as high blood pressure, heart palpitations, sweating and anxiety. For most, surgery to remove the tumor is successful. However, if left untreated, the tumor is likely to be fatal due to high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, arrhythmias, or metastatic disease (where the cancer spreads to other organs or bones). Pheos and paras can be sporadic or can be passed down genetically to children of a parent with pheos or paras.
About Pheo Para Alliance
Founded in 2007, the Pheo Para Alliance, a 501c3 organization, is the longest-standing internationally recognized leader in advocacy for, and awareness of, pheos and paras. Since its inception, the Pheo Para Alliance has dedicated more than $2 million towards research, diagnosis, education, advocacy, and finding a cure. In August of 2017, it consolidated power and influence by merging with a partner groups: The Pheo Para Troopers. The emergent Pheo Para Alliance has become a true union of forces resulting in the mission to empower patients with pheo or para, their families and medical professionals through advocacy, education, and a global community of support, while helping to advance research that accelerates treatments and cures. For more information go to https://pheopara.org.
Can't wait to see you there competing, or cheering on our ninjas!
Elias Cannon (Phearless Ninja)