When I was 25 years old, my mom passed away very quickly and tragically from a Pulmonary embolism. This is a blood clot that had traveled from her leg into her lungs.She had just had a simple outpatient surgery and two days later she was gone. We were extremely close and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her.
Over the years, I have always wanted to do something to honor my mom and raise awareness to blood clots. The New York City Marathon has always been on my bucket list and I know that this would be an amazing way to honor my mom who has been such an influential person in my life.
Seven Years Running 2019 marks the 8th year for Team Stop The Clot® as an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. We’re proud of our history, and even more proud of our 50 runners who crossed the finish line, raised over $250,000, and brought blood clot awareness to their family, friends, people across the country, and to spectators along the marathon course. Eight Years Sharing Startling Blood Clot Statistics
On average, 274 people die every day from blood clots.
- 900,000 cases per year are now suggested by recent scientific modeling and public health statistics.
- 100,000 to 300,000 deaths from blood clots occur each year, which is greater than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.
- On average, one person dies every six minutes from a blood clot. Don’t be one of them. Blood clots can be prevented. Understand the risks. Know the signs and symptoms.
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