Marine Corps Marathon NBCA
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon’s Charity Program. Team Stop The Clot® will be running this historic race as a team for the first time on October 22, 2017. The Marine Corp Marathon, aka the ‘Marathon of the Monuments’ is recognized for impeccable organization on a scenic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. The Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world.
Our Team's goal is to raise funds for our mission of education and awareness. Typically, it's a Team of blood clot survivors or those running to honor a loved one touched by blood clots. As you read their stories you'll learn about their commitment and dedication to raise funds, awareness, train, and run 26.2 miles on October 22nd.
The startling blood clot statistics tell it all:
-1 person will die every 6 minutes in the US due to a blood clot.
-274 people in the US will die every day due to a blood clot.
-Between 600,000 - 900,000 new blood clots are diagnosed annually in the US, with 100,000 deaths related to blood clots.
-The #'s do not include those who survive but live with complications.
-Blood clots kill more people every year than AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined.
Tragically, too many lives are affected by blood clots, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low. Numerous studies have shown that fewer than 1 in 4 people are aware of the signs and symptoms of blood clots. Blood clots don't discriminate. Regardless of age, race or gender, we are all at risk. No matter how young or physically fit you may be, you can still be affected.
Please donate today to help NBCA save lives. as we continue our mission to advance prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke.
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