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! For teens age 13–17 who live within HACA/VHF territory and meet one of the following criteria: Have a bleeding disorder, be the sibling of someone with a bleeding disorder, or have a parent/caregiver with a bleeding disorder. If a hotel room is requested then parent/caregiver must be in attendance with registered teen(s).
VHF’s Annual Meeting brings together the inherited bleeding disorder community to share information on a wide variety of topics and it is a great opportunity for networking and support for individuals and families.
Highlights include: Sessions on advocacy, gene therapy, and bleeding disorders outside of hemophilia; Lyman Fisher Scholarship recognition; VHF chapter updates; on-site children and teen programming; and on-site childcare for 5 and under.
The VHF bleeding disorders community retreat is a social and educational gathering that occurs at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park. This event brings together the Virginia inherited bleeding disorders community and is an excellent opportunity for fun, networking, support, and increasing knowledge.
*NOTE THE NEW DATE AND NEW LOCATION* First Step Program 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.
Back to school is right around the corner! Join us for an educational presentation, learn about our Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk this fall AND enjoy a fun afternoon at the Science Museum of Virginia!