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Crystal Gordon's Fundraiser:

Team Stop The Clot NYC Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance

ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Crystal Gordon

THE STORY:

Late last July my husband and I had just got back from a vacation in Utah when I noticed extreme tiredness, lack of energy and rapid heart rate.  After brushing it off for a few days as jetlag, I finally went to seek medical help and was diagnosed with bilaterial PE with infract. My lungs were completely riddled with blood clots.  All of this seemed like a bad dream. I had just turned 30 a few months before and didn’t seem possible that someone that ate relatively healthy and exercised a great deal could be faced with this problem.  My lifestyle went from running marathons and double workout days to barely being able to walk up the stairs.

In January I was diagnosed with type 1 protein S deficiency.  Overall the doctors believe that it was a mixture of a long flight, summer heat, running a half marathon at altitude, and birth control that all caused the perfect storm.  I feel lucky to have survived.  I will now be on anticoagulation for the rest of my life.  

Over the last several months with the support of many friends, family and my husband I’ve been able to get back out there and build up my strength and endurance once again.

Since this event I’ve crossed paths with many people who have had similar experiences.  I’ve also had too many conversations with people who have or know someone who has lost a loved one due to blood clots.  

My recent experience with blood clots, as well as hearing the experiences of others is why I’m so passionate about raising money and running this year’s NYC Marathon.  I’ve been accepted as part of Team Stop the Clot and need your help in raising funds that will help spread awareness about blood clots and clotting disorders.

Even the smallest donation will help this cause and help me to reach my fundraising goal. Thank you!

 

-National Blood Clot Alliance wrote -

Thank you for helping us Stop The Clot!

Chances are you, or someone you know has had a blood clot.  It may have been called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE), but nonetheless, in everyday terms, it was a blood clot.  And, there's a good chance it was very serious, maybe even fatal.  In the state of New York alone, the Surgeon General estimates there are over 6300 deaths per year due to DVTs and PEs.  That’s more than 17 people dying each day – just in New York.  You can check out the stats for your state, by clicking here.

NBCA works on behalf of people who may be susceptible to blood clots, including, but not limited to, people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to surgery, lengthy immobility, child birth and birth control. 

We're a 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. 

We accomplish our mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals and promote supportive public and private sector policy.  What better opportunity for public awareness than this partnership with the ING / New York City Marathon!  We're thrilled!  And, we’re even more thrilled that you’re here to help make this partnership and our mission succeed!

So, thank you for supporting our important cause! Together, we'll reach the finish line for the marathon and hopefully, for blood clots. 

$4,750

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Russell

    $50

  • The Swansons (Mike, Melissa, Katie and Kayla

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Amanda, Paul, and Benjamin Hoertz

    $50

  • Mark

    $25

  • Shannon and Adam Tilley

    $50

  • Rachel Edwards

    $50

  • Dick Crader

    $250

  • Nadia, Z and Katia

    $100

  • The Clinards

    $50

  • Russ Burge

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • John & Stephanie Shepherd

    $50

  • The Buffalo Contingent

    $50

  • Angelmania.net

    $50

  • Bruce and Dale

    $100

  • Irina Rooney

    $40

  • Betty Stevens

    $25

  • Amber, Christian & girls

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $120

  • Ronnie Nichols

    $20

  • Erica and Tony

    $100

  • The Dixons

    $100

  • Adam M

    $50

  • Ron Backman and Family

    $20

  • Wayne and Corissa Yount

    $50

  • Jenny Lhotsky

    $50

  • Desera Clary

    $20

  • Vickie Dowling

    $50

  • Scott, Jonell and Levi :D

    $100

  • Team Gorkin

    $100

  • Suzann

    $25

  • Matty

    $50

  • Amy and Cameron Barabasz

    $100

  • Sandy and Steve Burkhead

    $100

  • Yuliya & Bryan

     

  • Emilie, Lovrick, Topa, and Mashka Ratledge

    $10

  • Yuliya Bryan & Emilie

    $50

  • Lexie Best

    $20

  • Tania

    $10

  • The Kellys

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Larry and Ann Dunlop

    $150

  • Danielle Young

    $20

  • Xmas elf

    $50

  • Cho

    $25

  • Go Crystal!!!

    $50

  • Pa and Mom

    $25

  • Melinda Thomas

    $50

  • Vivian Ring

    $25

  • Renee Wright

    $20

  • Corry & Veronica Cook

    $20

  • Amy Venturini

    $50

  • Joelle Preddy

    $50

  • Verzera Family

     

  • Tim And Julie Allen

    $25

  • mom and pa

    $50

  • Amanda Burnette

    $10

  • Rob & Danielle Gardner

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • KO

    $20

  • Kate and Scott Bellamy

     

  • Kelli and Jamey Laudate

    $50

  • Nick and Kim Veltri and Joyce Hart

    $50

  • Ashley and Ken Britton

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bill and Donna Parrish

    $50

  • Jo Lane

    $25

  • Joe Isaacs

    $25

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95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $39,881 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Karen Khodadadi

Amount Raised

$6,359

 

182% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret Nicholson

Amount Raised

$5,710

 

228% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Burns Sally Vitez

Amount Raised

$4,795

 

80% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Crystal Gordon

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric O'Connor

Amount Raised

$4,056

 

162% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Roland "The Clot Buster" Varga

Amount Raised

$3,047

Fundraiser Title

David Pietrangelo

Amount Raised

$2,726

 

91% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Graham

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Joe Isaacs

Joe Isaacs

DONATION: $25

Thanks so much for being a member of Team Stop the Clot and helping NBCA to save lives. Hope we meet someday and sorry you could not join us for dinner at Nino's on the eve of the marathon so I could express my gratitude in person. 4 years ago

Jo Lane

Jo Lane

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Kristin Lane Kort from her Mamie Jo! In memory of all our walks on the beach collecting shells! 4 years ago

Bill and Donna Parrish

Bill and Donna Parrish

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Kristin Lane Kort...Love Aunt Donna and Uncle Billy Thank you for including our precious niece in your race and how you have brought our family even closer! Congratulations on an amazing run! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Ashley and Ken Britton

Ashley and Ken Britton

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Nick and Kim Veltri and Joyce Hart

Nick and Kim Veltri and Joyce Hart

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! 4 years ago

Kelli and Jamey Laudate

Kelli and Jamey Laudate

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Kristin Lane Kort 4 years ago

Kate and Scott Bellamy

Kate and Scott Bellamy

In memory of my precious sister, Kristin Lane Kort. - Kate 4 years ago

KO

KO

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago