Take the Life in Purple Challenge

Part of having an “invisible chronic illness” like pulmonary hypertension is that it can be difficult for people who aren’t directly affected by PH to understand what it means to live with the disease. This PH Awareness Month, PHA Canada challenges supporters across the country to better understand the daily impacts of PH on patients and caregivers.

 Challenge someone you know to “walk in the shoes” of a PH patient or caregiver by taking on one of the following Life in Purple Challenges for a set amount of time (e.g. one week, one month, etc.)

Or take the challenge yourself in support of the PHighters you love!

Take the Stairs

Walk in the shoes of someone with PH by challenging yourself to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Take Up New Chores

Get to know what it’s like to be a PH caregiver by taking on new or extra chores around the house.

Donate Your Time

Volunteer some of your time to help someone – whether someone close to you or a complete stranger.

Try Something New

Step out of your comfort zone by trying something new or turning a bad habit into a good one.

Beat Your Record

Improve your fitness by taking up a new physical activity or challenge yourself to beat your own workout record!

Get Creative

The sky’s the limit – pick your very own Life in Purple Challenge!

Challenge a PHriend


  • Pick a PHriend and a Life in Purple Challenge
  • Challenge your PHriend through social media, email, or in person
Challenge Accepted!
  • Invite your PHriend to use their Life in Purple Challenge as an opportunity to “challenge” others to donate to PHA Canada. Collecting donations is easy using our Life in Purple Challenge fundraising tools
  • Support your PHriend – cheer them on, spread the word, and encourage donations!
Challenge Rejected?

Take the Challenge


  • Pick a Life in Purple Challenge
  • Start a personalized fundraising page to help you raise funds and #PHAwareness
  • Share your progress with your friends, family, and social networks
  • Collect donations from your supporters
  • Have PHun!
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