The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) and Mastery Martial Arts locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are once again partnering for a Push-Up Challenge on Saturday, March 18! The goal is collectively do 50,000 push-up's on Saturday, March 18 from 9:30 AM - 12 PM at all Mastery locations and to raise $20,000 for NEHA.
All funds raised will support the New England Hemophilia Association's (NEHA) Emergency Assistance program to assist families struggling during this pandemic.
1. Choose your school and click here.
2. Suggested donation is $1 for every push-up you or your loved one completed. (Example: $1 for 1 push-up).
3. Enter the information requested. All donations will support NEHA's Emergency Assistance program.
4. An email receipt will be sent to you which can be used for tax purposes.
Mastery Martial Arts is partnering with the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) to raise awareness and crucial funds for those living with a bleeding disorder. On Saturday, March 18, at each of Mastery's locations, students participated in a Push-Up-A-Thon. There are an estimated 20,000 people living with hemophilia in the United States and about 1% of the U.S. population living with another type of bleeding disorder.
The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) was founded in 1957 to improve the quality of life for all persons with bleeding disorders and their families through education, support and advocacy. Founded in 1957, NEHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and their families in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEHA builds region-wide educational meetings, creates dynamic programming, supports legislative advocacy and provides emergency financial assistance. Learn more by visiting: www.nehemophilia.org.
Hemophilia is a genetic disorder which creates problems in the body’s blood clotting system. It is caused by a deficiency of factor VIII or factor IX. As a result, stable clots do not form and prolonged bleeding occurs. Hemophilia can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on factor levels in the blood. Contrary to popular myth, persons with bleeding disorders will not bleed to death from a cut or minor injury. They suffer mostly from internal bleeding into joints and muscles.
Hemophilia medicines are among the most expensive medicines on the market, averaging about $350,000 a year. All treatments are infusions or injections and are needed sometimes daily. There are an estimated 20,000 people in the United States. Learn more about hemophilia and other types of bleeding disorders.