The 2015 Arizona Hemophilia Walk is on October 18, 2015 at the Phoenix Zoo!



What:            The Arizona Hemophilia Walk is non-competitive 5K walk where family, friends, community and corporate teams walk in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been affected by bleeding disorders. There are over 1,000 diagnosed cases in Arizona alone that are personally affected by hemophilia. The funds raised by the Arizona Hemophilia Walk will support the Arizona Hemophilia Association’s mission to enhance the quality of life for people with inherited bleeding disorders, while advocating for a cure.

When:             Sunday, October 18, 2015
Registration:        7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Walk:                     8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Where:           The Phoenix Zoo
455 Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact:         Chastity Fermoile (602) 955-3947

Prizes were awarded for:

  • Largest Team
  • Most Spirited Team
  • Most Funds Raised by an Individual
  • Most Funds Raised by a Business

*** Arizona Hemophilia Association, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization ∙ Tax ID 86-0209257
Donations are tax-deductible and checks should be made payable to the Arizona Hemophilia Association.


Fundraising Tips and Tools

Many people ask, what are some of the ways that I can help raise funds and awareness for the Arizona Hemophilia Association?

Official Event Flyers:
Hand out and post flyers about the Arizona Hemophilia Walk in your local grocery store, gym, medical center, schools, in the lobby of your apartment or on your religious community bulletin board. Contact Gretchen at the Arizona Hemophilia Association if you would like some flyers!

Contact Town Clubs and Local Organizations:
Ask the club or organization to post a flyer, put out brochures and put a notice in the monthly newsletter; even write a solicitation letter so your community knows why you are supporting the Arizona Hemophilia Association.

Matching Gifts:
This is an easy way to double your money! Be sure to learn if your company has a matching gift program, ask your teammates to ask at their place of work and anyone who donates to your efforts as well.

Ask Your Community to Participate:
Ask your employer or local school to help by sponsoring the event or supporting a company/school team and/or allowing you to publicize the event by handing out flyers and posters. It is a great way to spend the day at the zoo while supporting a great cause.

Share Your Story:
If you, someone on your team or the person you are walking for is comfortable; contact local media and ask if they will be willing to showcase a piece about the event and your personal story.

Get Your Kids Involved:
Contact their school and ask if they can have a bake sale and have the teacher notify the parents, help your kids set- up a lemonade stand, and see if your neighbors need their lawns mowed. Have a neighborhood barbecue and ask for a suggested donation.

Social Media:
Update your status with the link to your personal and team pages to your accounts so friends and followers can track your success. They can also sign- up to walk with you or make a donation. Be sure to put a signature in your email and include the link to your personal fundraising page.

How to Raise $500 in 7 Days!

  1.   Sponsor yourself first                                                                        $50.00
  2.   Ask 4 family members to sponsor you for $25 each                 $100.00
  3.   Ask 5 co-workers to contribute $15 each                                     $75.00
  4.   Ask 5 friends to contribute $15 each                                             $75.00
  5.   Ask 5 neighbors to sponsor you for $15 each                              $75.00
  6.   Ask your boss for a company contribution of $50                     $50.00
  7.   Ask 3 businesses you frequent for a donation of $25 each      $75.00

You have reached your goal!


How to Create a Successful Team

Encourage your team to be successful in raising funds and awareness:
As team captain, this is a guide for building a successful team. Remember, while raising necessary funds to support the Arizona Hemophilia Association and the needs of the bleeding disorders community is critical, the Walk is also a celebration for our friends and family. Try and include everyone you know, and make it as fun as possible!


  • Register Your Team Online: Select “Register Here” on the Arizona Hemophilia Walk website. Fill out the form with your Team Name and fundraising goal. After you enter your personal information you are directed to your Team Page. You will have the opportunity to personalize this page with pictures and your story. This page can be edited any time you are signed on to your account.
  • Make Sure New Team Members Register: Be sure to ask everyone you know to walk with you. Members will be added to a team when they pre-register online.


  • Use the Arizona Hemophilia Walk Website: Your personal webpage gives you the space to tell your own story about why you are walking and gives you the verbiage to send emails out to everyone you know and get them involved. It will also track your team growth and fundraising efforts, both on a personal and team level.
  • Use All of Your Resources 
  • Tell all of your friends and family: The earlier they get involved, the better! If they can’t walk, maybe they will sponsor you.
  • Recruit co-workers: Ask your company to put up flyers, include Arizona Hemophilia Walk information in the work bulletin, or announce that you are organizing an Arizona Hemophilia Walk Team.
  • Social Media: This is one of the best fundraising tools. Post the link to your team page on your accounts so that your friends can make a donation or sign up to walk with you. You can even start a Facebook page or Facebook event dedicated to your walk team and keep your friends up to date on your fundraising efforts.
  • Contact Area Businesses: Brochures and posters are easy ways to help raise awareness about the event in your community. Hand out flyers to members of your team to help them get started and help raise awareness about the event in your community by posting the flyers in area businesses such as your grocery store, gym or medical center.

*** Please contact the Arizona Hemophilia Association to get your free flyers to help spread the word in your area.


  • Encourage and Thank the Members you Recruit – Before, During & AFTER: If team members feel good about the event, they will be first to join your team NEXT YEAR. A post-event get together is a terrific way to celebrate your success and to thank everyone for participating. It’s also a perfect time to start thinking about ways to raise more money (and have more FUN) next year!
  • Send Thank You Notes to your Team Members after the Event: Let them know how much their participation means to you, and tell them again what a great job they did for your team. Highlight individual successes for a personal touch.


  • Set a Goal for Your Team- AIM HIGH!: This gives team members something to strive for, and creates enthusiasm for the Arizona Hemophilia Walk. Be sure to keep your team members updated on your goals. Send out an encouraging email when you are half way to your goal.
  • Write a Personalized Solicitation Email: When you email your friends, family and acquaintances, be sure to tell your story; people want to know why this makes a difference to YOU.
  • Ask Anyone Who is Unable to Join Your Team to Give You a Donation: Don’t just solicit new team members, solicit donations as well. If someone is unable to walk ask them to support you for the cause.
  • Talk to Your Company About Matching Gifts and Foundation Support: Companies often support employees not only with communications resources, but also with donations. Ask about matching gift benefits to double your fundraising, or speak with your company’s foundation and ask for a contribution.
  • Have Your Team Members Ask Their Companies About Matching Gifts: Remind team members to ask about this benefit, and ask them bring their matching gift form to the Arizona Hemophilia Walk.

Corporate Sponsorship

ELEPHANT  Sponsor  $10,000

  • Announcement of Sponsorship before Walk.
  • Opportunity to host a Recognition Event for volunteers and chapter leadership before the Walk.
  • Featured in the “AHA” e-newsletter before and after event with logo and link to your website.
  • Name prominently mentioned in all press releases produced for the event.
  • Logo prominently displayed on the “AHA” Walk website.
  • Prominent recognition in pre and post-event mailings to the supporters of the Walk.
  • Advertising ¾ page space in the Winter “AHA” print e-Newsletter.
  • Logo prominently placed on the back of Walk T-shirts.
  • Logo prominently displayed at the start/end point at Walk.
  • Information booth at Walk.

RHINO Sponsor  $7,500

  • Announcement of Sponsorship before Walk..
  • Featured in the “AHA” e-newsletter before and after event with logo and link to your website.
  • Name mentioned in all press releases produced for the event.
  • Logo prominently displayed on the “AHA” Walk website.
  • Advertising ¼ page space in the Winter “AHA” print e-Newsletter.
  • Logo prominently placed on the back of Walk T-shirts.
  • Logo displayed at the start/end point at Walk.
  • Information booth at Walk.

GIRAFFE Sponsor  $5,000

  • Announcement of Sponsorship before Walk.
  • Name mentioned in all press releases produced for the event.
  • Featured in the “AHA” e-Newsletter before and after event.
  • Logo displayed on the “AHA” Walk website.
  • Logo prominently placed on the back of Walk T-shirts.
  • Logo displayed at the start-end point at Walk.
  • Information booth at Walk.

ZEBRA  Sponsor  $3,000

  • Announcement of Sponsorship before Walk.
  • Logo displayed at the start-end point at Walk
  • Logo displayed on back of Walk T-shirts
  • Logo displayed on the “AHA” Walk website
  • Information booth at Walk.


How do I register for the walk?
Register as a Team Captain: stay tuned for more information!
Register as a Walker (on a team): stay tuned for more information!
Register as an Individual Walker (not on a team): stay tuned for more information!
How can I sponsor an Arizona Hemophilia Association Community Member who may not be able to fund their own registration fee?
When registering for the event there will be an option to make an additional donation to an Arizona Hemophilia Association community member. All funds raised through this option will be applied, on a first come first serve basis, to community members who have expressed a need for sponsorship.
Where does the money I raise go?
The funds raised help to create awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders as well as help support statewide programs and services, advocacy and education.

-          $25.00    Minimum Donation (18 years and older)
-          $3.00     Zoo Event Entrance Fee
-          $6.00     T-shirt
$16.00   Donation received by Arizona Hemophilia Association per registered  walker without additional fundraising efforts.

How do I turn in donations?
Funds raised online are automatically directed to the association. For funds raised offline, please use the walker collection envelope, which will be mailed to you just before the walk, to turn in money day of the event. Funds can also be turned in to the local chapter throughout the year.

Who do I make checks payable to?
Checks should be made payable to the Arizona Hemophilia Association. If the check is on behalf of an individual participating or fundraising for the walk, please indicate his/her name in the memo area.
*** Arizona Hemophilia Association, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization ∙ Tax ID 86-0209257 – donations are tax-deductible.

Are strollers, bicycles, inline skates or pets allowed?

  • Strollers are welcome at the walk site.
  • BICYCLES and INLINE SKATES and PETS are NOT allowed within the Zoo grounds due to the animals on site


Can I volunteer for the event?

Yes! Every step makes a difference and so can YOU!

Join us as we walk to raise funds for the Arizona Hemophilia Association and sign up to volunteer today.  We will need help in several areas on the day of the event.

  • Registration
  • Sign holders
  • T-shirt handouts
  • Water Stations
  • Food tables


What are some facts about bleeding disorders?

  • Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally. The main symptom is uncontrolled, often spontaneous bleeding. Internal bleeding into the joints can result in pain, swelling, and if left untreated, can cause permanent damage.
  • Hemophilia results from the deficiency of one more proteins known as blood clotting factors. There are 13 clotting proteins in the body, all of which contribute to the formation of a clot. The two main forms are hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) and hemophilia B (factor IX deficiency). Hemophilia occurs in 1 in 5,000 live male births, of these 80% are hemophilia A and 20% are hemophilia B. The worldwide incidence of hemophilia is estimated at more than 400,000 people. Approximately 70% of people around the world do not have access to treatment.
  • Currently, there is no cure for hemophilia. While treatment exists, it is costly and may require lifelong infusions of replacement clotting factor that is manufactured either from human plasma or using recombinant technology. Hemophilia occurs predominately in males. Women are carriers of the defective gene and may experience mild symptoms. In about one-third of cases there is no known family history of hemophilia. Instead, the disorder results from a spontaneous genetic mutation.
  • Nearly 90% of Americans with severe hemophilia became infected with HIV in the 1980s when the nation’s blood supply was contaminated by blood pooled from people infected by HIV/AIDS. More than 50% of people with hemophilia infected with HIV have died. Since 1986, there have been no reported cases of HIV transmission through factor concentrates in the U.S. Current donor screening measures and improved viral inactivation methods have been integrated into the manufacturing process to dramatically improve the safety of these plasma-derived products.
  • von Willebrand disease is another genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally. It is caused by a deficient or defective blood protein known as von Willebrand factor. It occurs with equal frequency in men and women, and is estimated to affect more than two million people in the U.S. Of the three main types, type I (the mildest form of the condition) accounts for 70% of cases. Symptoms include frequent nosebleeds, a tendency to bruise easily, and excessive bleeding following surgery. In women, the disease may also cause heavy, prolonged bleeding during menstruation and excessive bleeding following childbirth. VWD is often undiagnosed or incorrectly attributed to a gynecologic condition.