10,000,000 steps for HAE
From 15 to 17 May 2016 almost 80 people – the majority of them suffering from HAE – walked part of the legendary Camino de Santiago in northern Spain together. Over three days they took close to 4,000,000 steps for HAE awareness. These brave souls – coming from Canada, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan – joined forces and proved to themselves and others that obstacles are only there to be overcome. Indeed, if you want to – you can.
– I have heard that some of the HAE Camino walkers are planning to come back and do more steps for HAE – maybe already around hae day :-) next year. We absolutely encourage them to do so, says HAEi Executive Director Henrik Balle Boysen.
There has been a lot of HAE walking going on around the world recently. On the HAEi website the global organization has registred an additional 6,000,000+ steps taken by individuals as well as groups wanting to be part of the awareness movement. And these steps – well, they have been taken in countries like Austria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, The Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. No doubt that this has become an international event – just like the HAE Global Conference, that took place in Madrid, Spain 19-22 May 2016.
The HAE steps campaign will be running until the end of May – so please go to www.haei.org/steps and add when you walk. Every step counts.