Event Updates
Event Updates


Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on group activities, Education Empowerment Days scheduled April 17-19 has been regrettably postponed. We are currently working on a rescheduled event later this year and will provide updates as soon as they are available.
Additionally all events scheduled March 16-May 31, 2020 have been cancelled, delayed, or modified. In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak we plan to continue to follow CDC recommendations. We are not planning to host significant groups of people until more is known about the impact of this virus and the Stay At Home Order is lifted by Governor Jared Polis. This will include our smaller scale weekend hikes as well as our signature Education Empowerment Days.
While we are disappointed that we won't see you all at the end of April, health comes first in our community. Please make sure you are washing your hands, not touching your face, staying away from crowded areas or events, and self-quarantining if you are ill. If you are in need of assistance, don't hesitate to reach out, we are still up and running and here for you! 
Thank you for your understanding and please be on the look out for more communication in the coming days and weeks about specific changes to each scheduled event. 

COVID-19 Community Reaction Survey

NHF Colorado is gathering information from the community to assess how we can continue to best serve you and your loved ones at this time. In order to better coordinate state resources and understand what the bleeding disorder community needs, we are asking you to take this anonymous, brief, and critical survey. The answers you provide will be used by the chapter and HTC to identify needs within the community. 
Your response will stay completely anoymonous and will help us better serve you. Through this we will stay UNITED and will work together to support our community.
COVID-19 Reaction Survey

Virtual Town Hall Meeting with HTC

A virtual Town Hall Meeting featuring a Q&A session with the leaders of the National Hemophilia Foundation, Colorado Chapter and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


HTC Co-Director, Dr. Michael Wang
NHF Colorado Executive Director, Perry Jowsey
Townhall meeting for a response to the COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado and what we are doing to stay UNITED 
Thursday, April 9th 
Virtual Webinar, Register at cohemo.org 
Register for the Town Hall Meeting




Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, NHF Colorado has decided to hit the state capitol VIRTUALLY! There will  be advocacy trianing on Thursday, April 16th and we will not be physically meeting at the capitol on April 17th. Instead we will meet via webinar to share our stories. In times like these, the voice of the bleeding disorder community -  individuals, families and allies - remains as needed as ever at the State Capitol. 
Join us for an opportunity to celebrate World Hemophilia Day while also hearing from experts on healthcare policy priorities that are being considered at the Colorado State Capitol. We will also cover meaningful strategies to influence policy by sharing your story from those within your community. We will help navigate how to share your story and ask for support for these bills with your elected officials through phone calls, emails and social media.

Please help us to inform our legislators about bleeding disorders and the issues facing our community – not only right now but every day – by participating in our re-imagined VIRTUAL State Advocacy Day.  More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks, so don’t miss a beat!

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Backpacks + Bleeders spring events may be postponed, but that doesn't mean that you can't get active! As of Thursday, March 26th a Stay-At-Home Order from Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the advice of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) went into place. Colorado State Parks remain open, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed all playgrounds, campgrounds, dispersed camping and camping facilities at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas.
While your workout and wellness routines may be going through changes, that doesn't mean you can't stay active and stretch those joints!

Tips to Staying Active AND Being Safe

If you're sick, stay home. Please just stay home if you are feeling sick, even with mild symptoms. Follow the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to avoid spreading the virus to others. 

Home workouts. You don't have to get outdoors to be active. Many gyms including Core Power Yoga are hosting free online classes for the upcoming weeks!

If You Do Head Outside Be Sure To: 

Keep a social distance from others. The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing. Keep a bare minimum of 6 feet apart from others – and let’s not forget to keep a safe distance from wildlife too.

Avoid high risk or remote activities. Choose low-risk activities. Backcountry restrictions are currently in place due to “limited medical, emergency, and search and rescue services.” Some mountain communities are even closed off to visitors.

Announce your presence to others. Signal your presence by voice or bell before passing others. Call out by saying “passing on your left” and give others time to respond. Whether you’re running, hiking, or biking, giving a signal can help you and others on the trail maintain the recommended 6-foot social distance.

Stay regional. Stay close to home when choosing an outdoor destination. Some of the most popular trails and parks around the state have already closed due to the spread of the virus, including Rocky Mountain National Park and the Manitou Incline.

Avoid times and places of high use. Avoid hitting the trails during peak times. Wake up early or start later in the day, and you’ll be sure to skip the crowds, even at some of the most popular outdoor recreation areas.


How are you staying active and moving those joints? Let us know! 

We encourage you to participate in the Trailblaze from Home Challenge and share what's keeping you active! Use the hashtag #backpacksandbleeders and tag us on Facebook! Each Facebook tag or activity shared will count towards the Backpacks + Bleeders Incentive Program!

What is the incentive Program? 

On your FIRST Backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders Patch and sticker

On your THIRD Backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders long sleeve dry-fit t-shirt

On your FIFTH Backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders CamelBak Hydration Pack

Follow @backpacksandbleeders on Facebook and share your activities to start tracking your activities! Some rules and restrictions apply, visit cohemo.org under the Trailblaze page to learn more



NHF Colorado strongly believes in the importance of education and investing in the bleeding disorder community. The chapter awards two scholarships annually - The Colorado Chapter Scholarship and The Jana Marie Lambert Memorial Scholarship.
The Jana Marie Lambert Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to a member of the Colorado Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
The Colorado Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is supported by the chapter who belives in supporting and helping create our future leaders.  
The Academic Scholarship Application must be received at the NHF Colorado office by June 1st, 2020. Only one application is needed to be eligible for both scholarships. NHF Colorado will accept applications postmarked on the due date. Illegible applications are not accepted. Applications completed by anyone other than the applicant will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The recipients of the scholarship monies will be notified no later than June 15th. 
An applicant is eligible to receive the grant multiple times, however, preference will be given to those who haven’t received funding prior. NHF Colorado will take several factors into consideration when determining the award recipients:Chapter involvement; Volunteer experience; Vision and future goals; Essay narrative; and Academic merit.
Apply Today!
Hanna Beary

Colorado Chapter 
National Hemophilia Foundation

Program Manager



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