Blood clots do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or race. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is the leading nonprofit organization in the United States focused singularly on building awareness and building community among people who are affected by blood clots or at increased risk for blood clots, including people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to hospitalization and surgery, lengthy immobility, childbirth, and hormonal birth control.
NBCA’s leadership and staff combine the unique perspectives of healthcare providers, individuals who are personally affected by clotting disorders, and health education and policy experts who are passionate about this crucial public health challenge. Each member of our clotting disorders community is essential to the work that we do, makes us stronger as a group, and brings us one step closer to the realization of NBCA’s vision of a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly.
Since March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, Orangetheory Fitness-Upper West Side is fundraising for the NBCA so that they can continue to expand and provide life-saving education about the prevalence and dangers of blood clots and their resulting disorders. Several OTF-UWS staff members have been personally affected by the horrors that clots can bring.
We are aiming to raise $1000 for the NBCA throughout the month of March. We are accepting direct donations, as well as donations made via our "Match Your Splats" 90 Minute Open Studio workout on Saturday, March 27th at 3:45pm.
Reach out to Head Coach Angeleaza (email@example.com) or Assistant Studio Manager Jeff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!