BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance
EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017
The Chi Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated based in Virginia Beach, VA will be partnering with Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to host a senior prom for their residents in order to raise blood clot awareness. One of our chapter members was diagnosed with two blood clots in early October 2016 and it is our goal to spread the word about the symptoms, prevention methods, and the inspirational work the National Blood Clot Alliance is doing to help communities.
*The National Blood Clot Alliance, a 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.
*Blood Clots kill more people each year than AIDS, Breast Cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined. An estimated 900,000 Americans are diagnosed with blood clots each year. 100,000 will die.
*Blood Clots kill one person every 6 minutes
*Although blood clots can be prevented, fewer than 1 in 4 people know the signs and symptoms, making awareness so important.
*274 people will die today from a blood clot, and tomorrow, and the next day. Every day, 274 Americans will die of a blood clot.
*Many of these deaths could been prevented with increased awareness and education. Knowledge is power!
Visit www.stoptheclot.org for additional information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from blood clots.
Please consider helping the Chi Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in their fundraising efforts!