Bruce Rollins Memorial Cup
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017
This coming April will be nine years since my family and I lost our father due to blood clots. He had a Pulmonary Embolism, blood clot in his lungs, in 2006 yet was fortunate enough to survive. Despite being on blood thinners, when he passed in 2008, an autopsy revealed that there were blood clots all over his body. It is believed that a blood clotting disorder is what caused his death.
Blood clots do not discriminate - despite age, race or gender we're all at risk. One million Americans will be diagnosed with a blood clot in 2017. Today, 274 Americans will die from one. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) are silent killers that are responsible for more deaths than AIDS, Breast Cancer and car accidents combined. With increased knowledge, many of these deaths can be prevented.
We are holding the Bruce Rollins Memorial Cup at 1:00 PM on May 6th at the Sawyer Avenue Hockey Rink in Babylon, NY as our father was so connected to the street hockey league there. He coached his three sons for many years at this rink in the same league that helped form many of our greatest friendships that still stand today. It was/is a local hockey league, but it felt more than that when we were kids. Every time we see or talk to each other, we can't help but to talk about the league and all of the great memories from our childhood. We thought that hosting this memorial cup would be special and very cool way to honor my father while raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of blood clots. The money collected through t-shirts and donations will go towards the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA). Please consider making a donation in memory of my father and to help NBCA continue their life saving mission.
The National Blood Clot Alliance, 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke. To educate yourself on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of blood clots, visit their website at www.stoptheclot.org