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Candace Lee's Fundraiser:

TEAM STOP THE CLOT NYC MARATHON 2015

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BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance

ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance

EVENT: 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Candace Lee

THE STORY:

 

National Blood Clot Alliance wrote -

Blood clots affect people — people from all walks of life — and no one person is any less important than another.  It’s difficult to look at the numbers below, and not think of the individuals — their families, their friends — and not ask oneself, “Could I be at risk for a blood clot?”  The answer most certainly is, “Yes, everyone is affected by blood clots.”  Blood clots don’t discriminate. They can just as easily affect athletes as well as those less physically fit.  They affect men and women; rich and poor – blood clots do not discriminate.  

Tragically, too many lives are affected by blood clots, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low.  Study after study have shown that fewer than a 1 in 4 people have any recognition of blood clots or their signs and symptoms. 

Consider this:  
On Average, 274 People Die Every Day from Blood Clots

They can just as easily affect athletes as well as those less physically fit.  They affect men and women; rich and poor – blood clots do not discriminate.  

Take a look at profiles of people of all walks of life who have been affected. Some of our stories are stories of survival – often against great odds of misdiagnosis or simply being unaware of the signs, symptoms or risk factors.  Others are stories told by family members whose relative’s lives could not be saved. All have asked us to share their story in raising awareness of the impact of the public health challenge imposed by blood clots.  

I will be running The 2015 NYC Marathon to raise funds for Stop the Clot. Last summer, my daughter, Samantha and I were on vacation to visit family in the Czech Republic. One week into our journey Samantha began to experience breathing difficulties. We went to the ER and were told that her lungs were clear. We were scheduled to fly home several days later. Sam rested for the next couple of days and took the antibiotic which was prescribed for her coughing symptoms. Her condition remained stable. On the day before our departure I asked a family member if we could go to a pharmacy to replace Samanthas inhaler that had broken. The phamacy said that they could not give Samantha a new inhaler without a precription. They suggested she see the lung specialist in the building next door. Within an hour Samantha was diagnosed with Pulmonary embolisms in both of her lungs. She was placed in intensive care and given life saving treatments. We were told that these treatments were only used on critical patients and could be fatal. Samantha survived those treatments. She was transferred to another hospital for additional treatments in intensive care. She remained in the hospital for seventeen days. Throughout this ordeal Samantha was very courageous and remained optimistic. After this experience I was informed that it is very difficult to diagnose pulmonary embolisms and they are often fatal. My daughter, Samantha has inspired me and I am proud to run and promote awareness regarding blood clots. 

 

$2,656

MONEY RAISED
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  • Candace Lee

    $500

  • Joseph Lee

    $200

  • Samantha Lee

    $50

  • Cheri Goldstein

    $50

  • Annabel Lee's

    $26

  • Phil Kean

    $25

  • Roland "The Clot Buster" Varga

    $25

  • Diane & Peter Dubno, Peter & Gloria Marie Dubno

    $100

  • Karen Reda

    $50

  • Mary A. Wing

    $25

  • Candace Lee

    $1,000

  • Joan Clark

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Muriel Geisler

    $100

  • Candace Lee

    $250

  • Sara Wassenaar and Rich Frutiger

    $50

  • Amy Kearbey

    $55

  • Larry Buckman

    $50

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106% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $86,148 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Phil Kean

Amount Raised

$51,665

 

103% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Faith Delaney

Amount Raised

$6,736

 

225% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Nieto

Amount Raised

$5,090

 

102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Hinterkopf

Amount Raised

$5,011

 

100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angie Morefield

Amount Raised

$3,519

 

88% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Jennie Loucks

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

122% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Dauer

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Candace Lee

Amount Raised

$2,656

 

106% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Larry Buckman

Larry Buckman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Amy Kearbey

Amy Kearbey

DONATION: $55

4 years ago

Sara Wassenaar and Rich Frutiger

Sara Wassenaar and Rich Frutiger

DONATION: $50

In gratefulness for your helping to Stop the Clot and in memory of Anna Frutiger! 4 years ago

Candace Lee

Candace Lee

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Muriel Geisler

Muriel Geisler

DONATION: $100

Good luck with your run 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joan Clark

Joan Clark

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Candace Lee

Candace Lee

DONATION: $1,000

In tribute to my daughter, Samantha, who is my inspiration and the reason that I was able to complete the half marathon on Sunday. You are my rock! 4 years ago

Mary A. Wing

Mary A. Wing

DONATION: $25

Have a great run in the greatest Marathon in the world! 4 years ago

Karen Reda

Karen Reda

DONATION: $50

To two women who keep on striving and pushing themselves. Go Candy and Samantha 4 years ago