BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance
ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
This year I have decided to RUN MY FIRST MARATHON. It won’t be just any marathon though; I will be running the NEW YORK CITY MARATHON!!! The NYC Marathon is one of the largest races in our country and I am so excited to be running it for charity. I need your support to help me accomplish this goal.
One of my largest supporters when I started running a few years ago was my good friend, Angie Morefield. Angie is a longtime family friend and former childhood babysitter. In 2013, Angie suffered a Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - a severe, life-threatening blood clot in her lungs - that put her in the hospital. Blood clots can be extremely fatal and often strike people who are in fantastic shape, with no symptoms or warnings. Unlike the state of Indiana, they do not discriminate, and all of us are at risk to have one. On average, 274 people die every day from blood clots. When I told Angie of my plans to run the NYC Marathon this year, she asked me if I would like to run it with her and help her to raise funds for the National Blood Clot Alliance. I accepted without hesitation.
I am honored that this year when I hopefully cross the finish line in Central Park, I will not only accomplish a personal goal, but I will do it alongside my longtime friend, while raising funds and awareness for an organization that is working to save lives.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $5,000 that, with your support I hope to reach, if not exceed, by November 1. If you donate $100 or more, I will write your name on the back of my shirt the day of the Marathon so you can cross the finish line with me!
Any donation amount helps me reach my goal – all of the money raised goes towards the National Blood Clot Alliance.
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.
Thanks for your support!!