BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance
ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
Hello All, its that time of year again! Racing season! I will be dominating the NYC Marathon this year!!.... Yea so its my first Marathon that does not mean I cant own it. I will also be doing numerous triathlons, obstacle races, 10k's etc but the marathon is the big kahuna.
A lot of you already know my story so I wont go through all of that jazz, I have been affected by clots multiple times and I am just happy to able train and compete in events like these.
The bottom line is there needs to be more research done around Blood Clots! Being close to the situation I read of young people dying from this affliction, healthy people in the prime of their lives and it just sickens me. People are not aware of the dangers and the information is not being shared. This affects perfectly healthy people and can be an instant killer!
I ask again for your help in raising awarness and getting people to notice. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated
With the support of my friends and family I have been able to overcome my personal situation and now I run for all affected!
National Blood Clot Alliance wrote -
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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.