The Northwestern University Men's Swimming and Diving Team will be partaking in the "Hour of Power" on December 31st, 2011. We are fundraising in memory of Anna Frutiger, a sister of a Senior swimmer on our team who passed away May 20, 2010 of an undiagnosed Deep Vein Thrombosis in her leg which ultimately led to a pulmonary embolism and death at the age of 23, and also for Ted Mullen, a former Carleton College swimmer who passed away in the Fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare, soft-tissue cancer. Funds raised from this event will benefit the National Blood Clot Alliance.
What is the “Hour of Power?” Simply put, it’s an hour-long continuous relay in which our teams will swim as many lengths in one hour as possible, while keeping both teams on the same length (to keep it interesting and competitive). Each relay will include 10-11 swimmers. As we swim, we will honor the memory of both Anna Frutiger and Ted Mullen, while raising funds for the National Blood Clot Alliance.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that usually occurs in the leg, although it can happen in other parts of the body. DVT afflicts over 380,000 people of all ages per year in the US. If the DVT dislodges, it can travel to the lungs and cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism (PE), or lung clot, as was the case with Anna. Lung clots affect over 530,000 people a year, and 300,000, or almost 1 out of 3, are fatal.
For more information on Sarcoma and Ted Mullen's story, visit http://apps.carleton.edu/athletics/varsity_sports/mens_swimming_and_diving/hour_of_power_relay/
Thank you for helping us remember Anna and Ted, and raise awareness and funds for the National Blood Clot Alliance. Your support will help us reach our goal of raising $3000 to Stop The Clot!
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