BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance
ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
We, Sally Vitez and Emily Burns, will be running the ING NYC Marathon in honor of our dear friend Anna Frutiger who died suddenly and tragically from a pulmonary embolism.
We are really excited about honoring Anna's memory in this way-- and we really appreciate your support!!!!
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.
All of the funds we raise go to support the National Blood Clot Alliance which 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.
NBCA is 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.
So, thank you for supporting our important cause! Together, we'll reach the finish line for the marathon and hopefully, for blood clots.