[Rye Brook, NY, March 12, 2014] — AXON and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) have been named winners of PR News’ Nonprofit PR Award in the video and/or podcast program category at the PR News’ Nonprofit Awards Luncheon. The winning entry featured a captivating infographic video designed to educate those with hemophilia and school faculty about the disease. As, hemophilia affects children from an early age, AXON and NHF have partnered in the development of educational video initiatives aimed towards parents and their children in order to emphasize how these bleeding disorders impact different stages of life and everyday activities. The NHF What Schools Should Know: Having a Student with a Bleeding Disorder Video was proven successful in promoting increased awareness, furthering education of hemophilia, and driving traffic to NHF’s recently unveiled Steps for Living Website as it contained a link to access responses to the showcased questions at http://www.stepsforliving.hemophilia.org.

NHF’s Director of Education, Kate Nammacher, also expressed her excitement for winning the nomination for being a trailblazer in patient/consumer education, “NHF is thrilled to continue our partnership with AXON and to receive this recognition of our work together on the NHF What Schools Should Know: Having a Student with a Bleeding Disorder Video.”

Mario Nacinovich, Managing Partner at AXON, said “We are honored to receive this distinct award as we continue creating and developing initiatives to increase awareness of hemophilia and support the core mission of NHF.”

PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards Program is solely dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in the nonprofit sector. Juggling the needs of various constituents, managing critical public issues, projecting a positive image of an industry and its members—these are the many challenges facing communications professionals at nonprofits, associations and foundations worldwide.

About NHF

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, the National Hemophilia Foundation has chapters throughout the country. Its programs and initiatives are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About AXON Communications

Axon Communications provides medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to a wide range of leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies internationally. It has operations in London, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen.

AXON is part of NATIONAL Public Relations, the largest public relations consultancy in Canada, with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York and London. The firm serves leading corporate, government, and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor communications, public affairs, employee engagement, public consolidation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications.

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