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Great things are going on at RMHBDA!

Men’s Retreat

Chartered Fishing Trip @ Flathead Lake

Blood Brotherhood Event
August 1, 2015

688 Lakeside Boulevard, Lakeside, Montana

Meet at A ABLE at 7 am.

Dinner with Sharon Funk, Physical Therapist, UC-HTC, at 6:30 pm at Jagz in Kalispell.

Please RSVP for both events to Brad at brad@rmhbda.org or 406.586.4050


Save the Date!

2015 Walk for Hemophilia

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Billings, Montana
Registration 9:00 am
1.5k Walk 10:00 am

Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association announces the 4th Annual Montana and Wyoming Walk for Hemophilia, benefitting those suffering from bleeding disorders in the Montana and Wyoming community.

We are hosting a walk in Billings, Montana on September 12, registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Zoo Montana. Team and Personal Fundraisers compete for the Top Team and Personal Fundraiser Awards in the state from Montana and Wyoming. All proceeds from these fundraising efforts will benefit Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association.

Using social media, online fundraising pages, and more Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders is leveraging the power of the web to raise funds. Visit our new Facebook page, and become a fan today!

Can’t make it? We understand! But you can still participate and contribute by hosting a “mini walk,” BBQ, small party, or event in your community, or search out “virtual walkers” who can’t attend as well! Tell them they can, “sleep in, save gas, get a t-shirt,” and make a big difference for your family and families throughout Montana and Wyoming. Also, call Brad Benne to find out how you can help! Your support is appreciated, this is your organization!

Top Fundraisers (as of June 30, 2015)

Top Individual Fundraisers

1. Jodi Rudell $790
2. John & Will Benne $100
3. Kevin Amende $100
4. Connor Ferriter $100
5. Silent Donor $25

Top Teams

1. VW Ladybugs Plus One $1,015
2. Blood Brothers IV $100
3. Clot Like an Amende $100
4. Connor’s Comrades $100

Visit www.hemophilia.org/walk for more information and to register to raise critically-needed funds for our chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Info & Registration

Contact Brad Benne at 406.586.4050 or brad@rmhbda.org for fundraising support, questions, and/or comments.

RMHBDA’s Women’s Escape

Chico Hot Springs

Friday, November 6 through
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pray, Montana

Ladies, you are invited to “RMHBDA’s Women’s Escape!”

We need to organize, please contact Brad if you are interested in attending and/or planning our program. Ladies, please leave the boys at home .

Our Women’s Escape committee includes: Christy Savage, Jane Robertson, Jodi Rudell, and Lisa Maxwell. Thank you for your time and support in planning this event. All of your expenses at Chico Hot Springs will be covered. If you need fuel assistance, please talk with Brad.

Please RSVP for both events to Brad at brad@rmhbda.org or 406.586.4050

RMHBDA Education Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2nd Annual RMHBDA Scholarship recipients Jessica Amende and Hunter Hart. They each received $1,000 from RMHBDA to pursue their career and educational aspirations.

On behalf of the RMHBDA Board of Directors and the RMHBDA family, we wish Jessica and Hunter great success and happiness as they pursue their goals.

Through the RMHBDA, we recognize the many individuals including the board of directors, governance bodies, donors, sponsors and each and every member as a reason to exist as well as the reason we do exist. Due to the generosity of many and the needs of our members it has been a long time goal to be able to offer scholarships to our membership.

We believe that knowledge and understanding is the key to the future for the bleeding disorders community. We also understand that generous service and commitment of our members is the reason for the success of RMHBDA. With this scholarship we want to recognize those individuals who have shown commitment to the bleeding disorders community through their actions. We look to all those within our reach; those with bleeding disorders, parents, siblings, etc. We want to reward those who show courage, understanding and a commitment to the betterment of the lives of those affected. We wish all students the very best of luck in their endeavors. Stayed tuned for details regarding the RMHBDA scholarship application in the spring of 2016.

Patient Assistance Programs

A great new resource from the NHF:

“While the ACA’s implementation did many great things to provide access to healthcare coverage for the hemophilia and related bleeding disorders community, affordability still remains an issue for many. NHF’s Public Policy Team is often asked about resources available to assist patients with paying their premiums or out-of-pocket costs. In response to your inquiries, we have developed this document detailing patient assistance programs that remain available to members of the bleeding disorders community. Note the "accurate as of" date in red at the top right-hand corner. As changes are made to any of the programs listed, we will do our best to update the Patient Assistance document, and make the most recent version available to you.

“We have mentioned in previous updates that some insurers are not accepting third party assistance for qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased in the health insurance marketplace. The list currently includes certain insurers in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, New York, Nebraska and Louisiana. Therefore, it is possible that consumers will not be able to use an assistance program if they are enrolled in one of these plans. ”

Patient Assistance Programs document

from RMHBDA (updated 3/9/15)

from NHF (updated 9/15/14)

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Our mission is to improve the quality of care and life for persons with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease through education, peer support, resources, and referral.

RMHBDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 and is a chartered chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a chapter of Hemophillia Federation of America,

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