Signature Events and Programs
Rejuvenating weekend retreats filled with educational programming and community building. VHF offers three retreat weekends, one for young adults, one for women and one for men. These retreats are for all adults (affected and caregivers) in the bleeding disorders community age 21 and over.
Women’s Retreat Weekend – Check back here late summer for 2020 retreat date | Go here to see photos from the 2019 retreat!
Young Adult Retreat Weekend – August 9 – 11, 2019 | Go here to RSVP!
Men’s Retreat Weekend – November 9 – 10, 2019
VHF/HACA Advocacy Training and Richmond Days
Advocacy Training and Richmond Days are an opportunity for people affected by inherited bleeding disorders in the Commonwealth of Virginia to advocate for issues that matter to them. During Richmond Days, the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) schedules meetings with individual legislators that allow constituents to advocate and share their story. Go here to see photos from our 2019 Advocacy Training and Richmond Days.
Advocacy Training and Richmond Days – January 19 – 20, 2020
Annual Education Meeting
VHF’s Annual Education Meeting brings together the inherited bleeding disorder community to share information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of diagnosis to the most relevant developments in treatment. It is a great opportunity for networking and support for individuals and families. Go here to see photos from our 2018 Annual Meeting.
Annual Education Meeting – June 21 – 23, 2019 | Go here to RSVP!
VHF/HACA Camp Youngblood at Camp Holiday Trails
A week-long overnight camp at Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) for children ages 7 – 17 with inherited bleeding disorders, their siblings, and children of members of the inherited bleeding disorder community that reside within the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) or Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA) coverage area. Kids enjoy a week of fun and learning with others that are faced with similar challenges and life experiences.
Camp Youngblood at Camp Holiday Trails – July 7 – 12, 2019 | Registration for 2019 is now closed.
VHF community events are social and educational gatherings that occur throughout the year. These events bring together the Virginia inherited bleeding disorders community and are an excellent opportunity for family fun, networking, support, and increasing knowledge. Go here to see our upcoming events.
These dinners are a series of educational presentations hosted at restaurants around the state. Facilitators are clinicians, national advocates, and industry experts. Educational dinners enable those affected by inherited bleeding disorders to connect with people from their local community, as well as learn about a range of relevant topics. Go here to see our upcoming Educational Dinners.
VHF/HACA Family Bleeding Disorders Camp at Camp Holiday Trails
Join Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) & Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA) at Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) for a weekend camp for families impacted by an inherited bleeding disorder. This program is designed for families with at least one child living at home who is between the ages of 5 – 17, whose children are camp ready and/or are looking to attend camp in the next two years. Eligible families are those impacted by an inherited bleeding disorder who live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF & HACA. Go here to see photos from the 2018 Family Weekend at Camp Holiday Trails.
First Step Program for New Families
First Step is designed to support families of infants and young children with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders with community connection and education. This program is for families with children who have been diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder in the last 7 years. Go here to see photos from our 2018 First Step Program.
VHF/HACA Teen Retreat
A weekend of fun and learning for teens that are faced with similar challenges. Join us for a chance to connect and create a strong sense of community! This retreat is for teens ages 13 – 17 with inherited bleeding disorders, their siblings, and children of members of the inherited bleeding disorder community that reside within the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) or Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA) coverage area. There will be plenty of opportunities for growth, leadership training, skill development and so much more.
Teen Retreat – August 10 – 11, 2019 | Go here to RSVP!
A great partnership event with the Virginia Hemophilia Treatment Centers to celebrate the holiday season. There is always great food, education, and networking.
Winter Gatherings – December 7, 2019