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Team Stop the Clot® takes on the NYC TD Five Boro Bike Tour!
On May 6th, Team Stop the Clot® will join 32,000 athletes of all skill levels to cycle 40 miles through each borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are ours, the bridges are ours, and yes, the city is ours! There is no better way to experience the Big Apple and no better team to experience it with, than Team Stop the Clot®.
Our goal is to save lives. Our team helps to raise funds in support of our mission: our on-going fight to create life-saving awareness, education and research programs. Team Stop the Clot® participants are amateur and committed athletes typically made up of blood clot survivors or those cycling to honor a loved one touched by blood clots. As you read their stories and their reasons for riding, you'll understand their commitment and dedication to embark upon a challenge such as this.
Blood clots do not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity or race. Quite often, they’re misdiagnosed. No matter how young or physically fit you may be, you can still be affected.
Tragically, too many lives are affected by blood clots, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low. Numerous studies have shown that fewer than 1 in 4 people are aware of the signs and symptoms of blood clots.
Your charitable gift will help the National Blood Clot Alliance continue our life saving mission to advance prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke.
Together, we can save lives!
1 person will die every 6 minutes in the US due to a blood clot.
274 people in the US will die every day due to a blood clot.
Between 600,000 - 900,000 new blood clots are diagnosed annually in the US, with 100,000 deaths related to blood clots. The #'s do not include those who survive but live with complications.
Blood clots kill more people every year than AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents combined.