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Men’s Retreat 2015

January 9–11, 2015
West Yellowstone, Montana

Please contact Brad if you are interested in attending and/or planning our Men’s Retreat. Our retreat includes a snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park. All of your expenses to attend can be covered by RMHBDA, including fuel assistance. Please RSVP to Brad at 406.586.4050 or brad@rmhbda.org.

Education Weekend 2015

February 27–March 1, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana

We need help organizing! Please contact Brad at 406.586.4050 or brad@rmhbda.org. if you are interested in serving on the Education Weekend committee — this is your organization!


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

Family Camp 2015

June 19–21, 2015
Fairmont Hot Springs, Anaconda, Montana
For more information, visit www.fairmontmontana.com

Each summer, RMHBDA invites affected families living in Montana and Wyoming to attend a weekend retreat. The weekend is packed full of education, bonding, and fun! For the parents and teens, we will have teambuilding programming led by our guest, hemophilia leadership expert, Pat Torrey and some time to relax with other families. This is a great opportunity to learn from and share experiences with one another. We also have many great activities planned for our campers including arts & crafts projects, field games, and educational sessions for children with bleeding disorders and their siblings. Infusion classes will be offered from our HTC.

Call Brad with any questions at 406.586.4050

Save the Date!

2014 Walk for Hemophilia

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Zoo Montana, 2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59106
Registration 8:00 am
3k & 1.5k Walk 9:00 am

Contact: Hemophilia Walk Event Manager 406.586.4050

To be eligible for a special drawing prize, register as a Team Captain by July 30!

Visit www.hemophilia.org/walk to create or join a walk team; click on the “MT” link, then click on your preference: “Register,” “Donate,” “Create a Team,” or “Join a Team.” We’ve raised over $14,000 as of June 30th!

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!

Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association announces the 3rd 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 6, 2014, registration begins at 8:00 am 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 RMHBDA.

Top Fundraisers (as of June 30, 2014)
  1. Jodi Rudell $565
  2. John & Will Benne $100
  3. Daniel Markham $100
  4. Chris Graham $100
  5. Lisa Maxwell $25
Top Teams (as of June 30, 2014)
  1. The VW Ladybugs Plus One $615
  2. Blood Brothers III $100
  3. Ty’s Crew 2 $100
  4. Biogen Idec $100
  5. MAX OUT $25

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

Using social media, online fundraising pages, and more, RMHBDA is leveraging the power of the web to raise funds. Visit www.facebook.com/rmhbda, and become a fan today!

Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association, a chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 2000 to address the needs of the bleeding disorder community in Montana and Wyoming. RMHBDA’s 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, and resource and referral.

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

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