“Are you a young person with hemophilia who wants to make a positive difference in your community? Step Up Reach Out (SURO) can help you reach that goal. SURO is an international leadership program designed to help build tomorrow’s leaders in the bleeding disorders community.

The program was created by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center (UTHS) in 2007 and is administered by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, with support from Bayer HealthCare. To date, the SURO program has trained nearly 90 individuals from more than 20 countries.

Young people selected for the program will join others from all over the world in receiving specialized, hands-on training and coaching to foster their leadership skills. There is no cost to participants or their  families for Step Up Reach Out travel, accommodation or program expenses, other than obtaining passports and visas (if applicable).

To find out more about the program and how to apply, please visit   www.stepupreachout.net . Information and applications for the 2013-2014 Session will be available on the website on March 1st, 2013. “