The PERT Consortium™ Gala

 

On Saturday, May 21 we held our inaugural Gala – an evening celebrating our positive impact over the past six years as we continue to change the paradigm of care for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and raise funds for future endeavors.

Pulmonary Embolism represents a major public health crisis, affecting nearly one million people yearly in the US alone and causing almost as many deaths as stroke. PE can strike world class athletes and healthy pregnant women, just as it does patients undergoing chemotherapy or surgery…nobody is immune. Additionally, because PE often “masquerades” as other illnesses, it is commonly misdiagnosed and under-treated by the medical community.

The evening was dedicated to all those who have experienced a pulmonary embolism or been affected by a loved one, friend or colleague with PE.