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Team Stop The Clot NYC Marathon 2013

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Karen Khodadadi via Crowdrise
August 08, 2012

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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

Karen Khodadadi

THE STORY:

My Story

I am running the New York Marathon to raise funds on behalf of the National Blood Clot Alliance, a 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. 

As many of you know, I experienced bilateral pulmonary emoboli (over 20 clots in both lungs) in July 2010.  As a veteran of over 50 marathons, I was the last person on earth I would have expected to be gasping for air after a routine run.  I literally felt like someone was putting a pillow over my head and smothering me. 

I saw my internist the next day who performed a series of tests in his office and sent me home.  I am SO thankful for my brother Gary, my tele-doctor in the Chicago area, who insisted I get myself to the emergency room.  From my description, he felt certain that I had blood clots in my lungs.  The fatality rate for a pulmonary embolism is 60%, so I count my blessings everyday.  Since my PEs, I have run 10 marathons.  With every step I take, I realize how lucky I am to be here, let alone still able to do the thing I love so much – run.   

I am so excited about the opportunity to run New York on behalf of “Stop the Clot” and build awareness of how to prevent blood clots.  I hope you will consider supporting this important cause!

Karen

 

Information about 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. 

 

$6,359

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Khodadadi

    $100

  • Chris and Linda Shook

    $100

  • Jocelin

    $25

  • Brant Stratman

    $100

  • carol keever

    $100

  • Mary and Dan McMillen

    $100

  • Nancy Gabianelli

    $25

  • Jill and Ray Litzinger

    $150

  • Eric Elston

    $50

  • Catherine Thompson

    $60

  • Bob and Sheila Frumkin

    $26

  • Diane & Terry Hanson

    $35

  • Barbara White

    $50

  • Teresa Bordeaux

    $250

  • Brian and Elyse Corbitt

    $35

  • Sherri Wilson

    $25

  • Cynthia Ameli

    $25

  • Greg Lanier

    $250

  • Dan & Jill Brodkey

     

  • Beth and Gary

    $250

  • Penny

    $25

  • Sonia and Ramin Eghrari

    $100

  • Lorri Sidoti

    $50

  • Summre Vaughan

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Beverly Long

    $26

  • Robin and Upton

    $50

  • Ernie Moran

    $50

  • Margo

    $50

  • Sally and Ali Khodadadi

    $100

  • Gloria & Mike Walsh

    $25

  • Roya Missaghi Khademi

    $50

  • Mary Lou

    $30

  • Adahli Massey, MD

    $25

  • Alvin Walls

    $100

  • Bonnie Bader

    $25

  • Gary & Karen Frumkin

    $50

  • Goli & John Mazaheri

    $50

  • Kisor Family

    $40

  • Lori Connors

    $25

  • Nancy Kuschinsky

    $26

  • Krista Hurley

    $25

  • Tracey Buckingham

    $25

  • Carol Dorn, Beverly Smith, Carol Keever

    $75

  • Kathy

    $50

  • Amy Pollack

    $26

  • Ginny Dolder Galphin

    $25

  • Sue Haxager Kunze

     

  • U.S. Bank Matching Funds

     

  • U.S. Bank Matching Funds

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • US Bank Matching funds

    $50

  • Kathryn Lawson

    $100

  • Judi Kaplan Elkin

    $25

  • Andrea Nelson

    $20

  • Jason Walters

    $100

  • Lucy LaMar

    $20

  • Elyse

    $25

  • Sandy & Mac Deshazier

    $25

  • Cookies/Toffee sales

    $105

  • Alan Brownstein

    $100

  • Tammy Hollis

    $25

  • David and Kiki Hughes

    $75

  • Lori Connors

    $25

  • Jorja Loftin

    $20

  • Brian & Elyse

    $50

  • Your Fan in Utah

    $25

  • Beth Saba

    $25

  • Tammy Hollis

    $30

  • THe Shook Family

    $25

  • Sue and KC Kunze

    $50

  • Karen Khodadadi

    $400

  • U.S. Bank Matching Funds

     

  • Joe Isaacs

    $25

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182% Raised of $3,500 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 for captaining Team Stop the Clot and helping NBCA to save lives. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jay at Nino's. 4 years ago

U.S. Bank Matching Funds

U.S. Bank Matching Funds

4 years ago

Karen Khodadadi

Karen Khodadadi

DONATION: $400

Thanks to all my AORTA friends for ordering Monster Cookies. 4 years ago

Sue and KC Kunze

Sue and KC Kunze

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

THe Shook Family

THe Shook Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Tammy Hollis

Tammy Hollis

DONATION: $30

Good Luck Karen.... 4 years ago

Beth Saba

Beth Saba

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Karen! 4 years ago

Your Fan in Utah

Your Fan in Utah

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Brian & Elyse

Brian & Elyse

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jorja Loftin

Jorja Loftin

DONATION: $20

4 years ago