Build on the Grassroots Fundraising Campaign!!!  An inspiring development at the National Blood Clot Alliance this year is all of the dedicated people who joined in grassroots fundraising efforts.  Whether it was a 5K walk, marathon, baseball game, awareness reception, kick-ball tournament or a personal tribute, the National Blood Clot Alliance sincerely thanks and applauds all the NATThletes, participants, volunteers, donors and staff who are spreading the Stop The Clot® message and raising funds to promote awareness about blood clots.

The National Blood Clot Alliance’s partnership with the leading social fundraising platform, Firstgiving, is raising funds to alert people to the risk of blood clots and clotting disorders.  Currently, there are over 60 Firstgiving fundraisers who raised over $30,000 in the past few months!  A fundraising page can be set up in about 5 minutes by going to http://www.firstgiving.com/natt.  It is a perfect site to showcase a personal clotting victory, post photos, and use social media like Facebook to promote the vital mission to prevent blood clots to save lives.  Check out a few fundraising tips below to get started on your fundraising efforts today.  More tips can be found on www.stoptheclot.org.

National Blood Clot Alliance has staff available to guide you when you join this essential grassroots effort to raise funds.  Contact National Blood Clot Alliance by calling 1.877. 4 NO CLOT, e-mail Kristen Holgerson at kholgerson@stoptheclot.org or Judi Elkin at jelkin@stoptheclot.org or visithttps://www.stoptheclot.org/events/natt_fund_raiser.html.


  • Be Creative.  A grassroots fundraising event can involve activities that you and your network of friends, family and colleges are passionate about – walking, bowling, wine tasting, pajama parties.  Ask us for advice and ideas.
  • Set a target, and then let everyone know your goal. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to recruit sponsors to support you. Most people are willing to commit time and energy, and they are inspired that you are.  Give them the opportunity to show you their support.
  • Know the facts and be prepared for questions.   The NATThlete Program and 5K Walks, in particular, are extremely cost-effective ways of making a charitable contribution. As a volunteer driven organization, NBCA maximizes every dollar raised to provide an amazing array of services.

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