November 2014 – Team Stop The Clot takes on the NYC Marathon!

On Sunday, November 10689998_10152876833684516_1486729635722852507_n2, National Blood Clot Alliance’s Team Stop The Clot, had 11 runners participating in the TCS New York City Marathon.  The majority of the Team was made up of DVT/PE survivors from across the country.

One of our marathoners from Washington DC wrote on her application:  “The only reason I am the one filling out this application and not some family member who wants to run in my memory, is because I had a physician who was diligent and saved my life.  I have since learned that many others are not so fortunate.   Education, awareness and research are critical.  I want to help make that happen – I want people to learn how to avoid risk factors, learn the signs and  discuss with their doctors.  I want doctors to learn how to better detect potential clots and how to mitigate risk factors.   I want research to develop better  patient care protocols and better drugs. This is a problem we can get ahead of and National Blood Clot Alliance / Stop the Clot is leading the way.”

Through their tremendous fundraising and awareness efforts the Team raised $37,000 in support of our mission.  The New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners, and one    of the world’s greatest road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.   NBCA has been a proud charity participant since 2012.    Click here to read the inspiring stories of all of our 2014 marathoners.

 

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