Hello everyone. My name is Thalia Pessina and I am the President of Bricita's Pinky Promise Foundation. I started Bricita's Pinky Promise Foundation alongside my family to honor my sister, Bricia "Bricita" Itzel Lara who became an HLH Angel on June 10, 2019. Since the loss of my sister, I knew that I had a responsibility to raise awareness on HLH and help HLH warriors and their families in any way I possibly can.
The members of Bricita's Pinky Promise Foundation will all be participating in the 5k to Fight Histio to help raise donations for such an amazing HLH foundation, Liam's Lighthouse Foundation. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Eric's Journey Foundation for letting us know of this event.
Regardless of the outcome, we are just happy to take part in this event and help raise donations for a much-needed cause. We hope you all join our team for the 5k and that share your support by donating. We love you and hope you join us on the 5k.
From 5k to Fight Histio:
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we will run/walk VIRTUALLY in our Hometowns to raise funds for ground-breaking research alongside Liam's Lighthouse Foundation, to increase awareness of a disease that all too often goes misdiagnosed, and provide support to each other as we fight Histiocytosis. What started out 10 years ago as 3 friends trying to support a grieving mother, who lost her 20 month old son to HLH, has grown larger and faster than any of us could have imagined. Every step taken and every dollar raised brings us closer to the ultimate finish line...A CURE!
and joining a team today!
Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation
5818 Charlois Court | Colorado Springs, CO 80922-2226 USA
Liam's Lighthouse Foundation (LLF), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, was established to create and provide educational material and awareness about Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) including Histiocytic Disorders, and to distribute unbiased, factual information to physicians, hospitals, and the community regarding this disease. Our focus is also to bring families affected by HLH/Histiocytosis together and offer support through a variety of resources. We aim at raising much needed funds for continued education of physicians and research to develop safer and more effective treatment methods and ultimately a cure. LLF is also dedicated to bring awareness to the community about the importance of becoming a blood and bone marrow donor.