Team Stop The Clot® Accepting Applicants to Raise Funds and Awareness

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to announce it has been selected to participate in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon’s Community Charity Program.   As a Community Charity, NBCA will be provided with five guaranteed entries into the November 4  Marathon which is the premier event of New York Road Runners,  and one of the world’s great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.

Applications are now being accepted for Team Stop The Clot®.  The five team members accepted will be expected to raise a minimum of $3500. Team Stop The Clot® will provide its members with a Stop The Clot® racing singlet, a pre-race pasta dinner and other amenities including fundraising assistance, materials and Stop The Clot® t-shirts to any donor contributing $75 or more. In addition, members of  Team Stop The Clot® will learn about the impact of blood clots and clotting disorders through NBCA’s patient match program – an opportunity to be matched with a patient who has experienced a life-threatening blood clot.

When you run with Team Stop The Clot® you will get guaranteed entry to the 2012 ING New York City Marathon and the opportunity to transform lives and give back to the community.  Last year the official charity program was made up of over 200 charities who raised a record of over $34 million for many different causes.  Running with an official charity group such as the National Blood Clot Alliance is a great way to conquer 26.2 miles while contributing to a very worthy cause.

The National Blood Clot Alliance is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and clot-provoked stroke.  Each year over 100,000 people die from undiagnosed blood clots, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States.   We accomplish our mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals and promote supportive public and private sector policy.

We look forward to helping you cross the finish line in Central Park for one of the great thrills of a lifetime!  For further information, please contact Judi Kaplan Elkin, Director of Regional Development and Education at 617.529.1054 or jelkin@stoptheclot.org.

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