These are two things we have always stood behind as we strive to educate people about health. We have chosen to partner with our friend Eric O’Connor to help create healthier lives, particularly in creating awareness and prevention of blood clots.
Because improving this health issue relies initially and primarily on prevention and awareness it often does not get the funding and attention other health issues do! You and I can help!
So why blood clots? On average, 274 Americans die from a blood clot every day. 900,000 blood clots occur annually and of those there are 100,000 deaths each year. More people die from blood clots each year than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.
Why Eric? After running three marathons in 2010 (intending to run three more in 2011), he tore his meniscus playing soccer with his son. A week after his surgery, while standing in the garage with the boys he says “I felt like I had just done a 10 mile workout. I was short of breath, my heart was racing and I was sweating. Sue, my wife rushed home from the ER where she is a nurse and took me in.” After surviving his own blood clot (read more here), he is taking on this amazing feat to raise awareness for what could save your life or the life of someone close to you.
The goal: 100 miles in 24 hours.
Start: April 10th at 12 pm
Finish: April 11th 12 pm
Where: Run Today in Glen Ellyn
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Your Shaklee order placed at www.harperguerra.myshaklee.com during the run will send a percentage of proceeds to the cause! (April 10 noon to April 11 noon)
Join us at the event, April 10-11 at Run Today in Glen Ellyn, IL. Ryan and I will have a table on Saturday morning and I’ll be joining the run from 11-11:30 a.m.
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