Kicks for Clots Kicks Off Its 3rd Annual Tournament

Kicks for Clots Kicks Off Its 3rd Annual Tournament


Help raise awareness about blot clots and genetic clotting disorders while having fun! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the softball fields on 5th, 6th and Haven Streets in Ocean City, New Jersey. Up to 10 teams, 10 players each will face off against one another in a kickball tournament. Registration is only $25.00 per person and all participants will receive a free T-shirt, pizza and refreshments as well as a trophy for the winning team, and prize for the highest fundraiser. All donations go directly to the National Blood Clot Alliance to educate others on the warning signs and prevention of blood clots and to help support those who currently suffer from thrombosis and thrombophilia. There are plenty of spots remaining so sign up to create/join a team or donate to the National Blood Clot Alliance by visiting http://www.firstgiving.com/nbca/kicks-for-clots-2012 .

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a patient-led, voluntary health advocacy organization. NBCA’s mission is to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy. The organization works on behalf of those who may be susceptible to blood clots as well as those with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to surgery, lengthy immobility, child birth and birth control.

Event volunteer, Cara Lynch, was caught off guard in more ways than one when the vehicle she was traveling in was struck by another on September 23, 2010. Due to a previously unknown genetic clotting disorder, immobility from her injuries and the use of oral contraceptives, Cara developed a blood clot in her leg. Fortunately, the National Blood Clot Alliance was able to offer Cara useful information and patient stories.  According to Cara, “after I was diagnosed with blood clots I sort of felt like a ‘sitting duck,’ but once I found the NBCA website I found some comfort through other blood clot survivor stories, knowing that there are other people out there that have been through similar experiences and have the same fears as I do.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVP) and pulmonary embolism (PE) each year. Furthermore, up to 100,000 Americans die from their conditions, making DVT’s and PE’s among the most common preventable causes of hospital deaths in the United States.

Kicks for Clots is honored to have the support of local businesses:

PNC Bank          Berger Realty          South Jersey Sports League          Mancko and Mancko’s          Beyond Sports          Lite Rock 96.9

Join us for a day of fun and fundraising for a great cause!

Judi Kaplan Elkin