Corn Maze Raises Bleeding Disorder Awareness

Farm partners with New England Hemophilia Association on fall tradition.

Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders-themed corn maze at Salisbury Farm in Johnston, Rhode Island.

Photo/New England Hemophilia Association

Visitors to the Salisbury Farm in Johnston, Rhode Island, this fall can get lost in the fun in its massive corn maze while also learning more about the local bleeding disorders community. Every year the farm picks a different cause as a theme for its 5-acre maze and this year it decided to partner with the New England Hemophilia Association on its design. In addition to the NEHA acronym and a call-out to the National Hemophilia Association’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders campaign, the design includes a subtle outline of the six-state New England region.

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NEHA Executive Director Rich Pezzillo tells Vita that those bold enough to enter the maze can find 15 facts about the bleeding disorder community while sifting through the stalks.

“If that wasn’t enough,” Pezzillo adds. “A portion of all corn maze ticket sales are being donated to support the New England Hemophilia Association’s Emergency Assistance Fund to help those community members in need of financial assistance.”

The NEHA’s Emergency Assistance Fund helps cover expenses such as utility bills, transportation for medical appointments, rent, and food for those in the bleeding disorders community. Pezzillo says every dollar contributed through the sale of maze tickets this fall will go directly to families in need.