Walk to Stop the Clot Los Angeles - Sunday, Dec. 15

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Walk to Stop the Clot Los Angeles -- March 8, 2015   Griffith Park


Thank you to our amazing walkers and volunteers:

Thank you so much for talking part in the second Walk to Stop the Clot to benefit the National Blood Clot Alliance! Please email your photos to us at stoptheclotla@gmail.com and we'll add them to the gallery.

A big thanks to our partner Neuro! Please help show our gratitude by tweeting using #drinkneuro or #worksforme.

It's not too late to donate! Proceeds raised benefit the NBCA in support of its mission to advance the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life threatening blood clots, clotting disorders and clot-provoked strokes through public awareness, advocacy and patient and public education.


How to help:  Please click here!  

https://www.crowdrise.com/WalktoStoptheClotLosAngeles


A sincere thank you to our partners!

Neuro: Drink with a purpose

The mission of the NBCA is to advance prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of blood clots, clotting disorders and clot-provoked strokes through public awareness, advocacy and patient and professional education.


Why you should participate in the Walk to Stop the Clot Los Angeles:

  • Each year approximately 300,000-600,000 people will develop blood clots in the legs or lungs.
  • A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious medical condition that kills at least 100,000 people in the U.S. each year.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 people will die from a pulmonary embolism.
  • Most of these lives can be saved if more patients and health care professionals know about the risks, symptoms and treatment.
  • Swelling, usually in one leg
  • Leg pain or tenderness
  • Reddish or blueish skin discoloration
  • Leg warm to touch

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of DVT and PE:
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), leg clot
  • Swelling, usually in one leg
  • Leg pain or tenderness
  • Reddish or blueish skin discoloration
  • Leg warm to touch

Pulmonary Embolism (PE), lung clot
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain -- sharp, stabbing may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus