NYC Triathlon & Various Events for Blood Clot Awareness
Hello All and welcome to my fundraising page!
As many of you know I was affected by blood clots in Sept 2010, a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my leg and also Pulmonary Emboli in my lungs. After many doctors and a year of treatment I am back to 110%, but the truth is there are many people who suffer from this disease that are not as lucky. Recent data out of the Mayo Clinic (J. Heit et al) suggest the number of blood clots may even be higher: closer to 900,000, and nearly 300,000 deaths each year. Also there are many people who have to be medicated for the rest of their lives…enough with the sob story…
As many of you also know I am a fitness/workout maniac and I am trying to channel that energy into creating awareness and support for the disease. I want people who have the sickness to know that recovery is possible and you do not have to give up the things you love. I have a list of races below that I will be participating in (dominating) while sporting some fancy “stoptheclot.org” gear. If anyone can give anything for support or if anyone wants to run any of these races with me I would really appreciate it.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Hoboken Pump and Run 4/22/2012 - Finished 15th overall, 4th in the run
Jersey Shore Kick Off Sprint Triathlon 5/12/2012- Finished 3rd in my division
Red Bank Olympic Triathlon 5/20/2012- Finished 2nd in my division
Tri-State NY Spartan Sprint 6/2/2012- Finished 41st out of 4600
Flat as a Pancake sprint Triathlon 6/9/2012- 1st in my division, 25th Overall..yea!
NYC Nautica Triathlon 7/8/2012
Vermont Spartan Beast 9/22/2012