More than 100,000 people die each year in the US due to blood clots. This is more than AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined. And one in four deaths worldwide are the result of conditions caused by blood clots, making it a leading global cause of death and disability.
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month. To celebrate, we're hosting Climb for Clots, a virtual stair climbing event designed to raise awareness and funds for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA). Our goal is to climb 100,000 stairs for the 100,000+ lives lost each year due to deadly blood clots. Whether you are an avid stair climber or are just looking for a way to get involved with Team Stop the Clot, this challenge is perfect for all fitness levels. There is no minimum to how many stairs you'll need to climb throughout the month of March. Go at your own pace, be a part of our team and make a difference! Register as a Super Clot Climber ($30) and even choose to take your commitment a step further by registering as a fundraising participant. Set up your own personal fundraising page and share with your network!
If climbing real stairs, you can count the steps or use an app on your smartphone that measures stairs climbed. If you'll be using a stair climbing machine, use whatever tracking measurement works best for you - floors, vertical feet climbed, or number of steps climbed. 1 floor or 10 feet = 15 stairs!