Many people aren’t aware of how common, prevalent, and dangerous blood clots are. Believe it or not as many as $900,000 Americans suffer from a blood clot annually, with 1 of every 3 of those cases resulting in death. That’s 300,000 deaths in the U.S. alone every year.
It’s easy to be unaffected by these numbers & think “those statistics won’t affect me”. In fact, I did just that! I never thought something like a blood clot would come my way - let alone in my early 20s. However, I’m living proof that these kinds of health challenges can affect anyone at any age.
The good news is we can make a difference in these statistics.
This year, we joined the crusade against clots by teaming up with the NBCA in support of their Annual Fundraising Campaign. The National Blood Clot Alliance is a wonderful organization formed around the mission to help prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia via research, education, support and advocacy.
We kicked off our efforts locally by hosting an intimate “Stop the Clot” event on Friday, December 2 near our office in Orange County, California. Over 50 attendees joined us to bid on 70+ silent auction items & enjoy delicious drinks & hors d'oeuvres for the cause! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised approximately $4,000 dollars by the end of the evening, which was upped to over $9,000 at night’s end thanks to a “match” $5,000 gift from a donor.
Of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without the gifts of our generous donors. Special thanks to the below companies for their contributions! Friends of RejuvaHealth be sure to check out their websites and stores, and take advantage of many of the amazing products they have to offer:
Stop The Clot Sponsors:
The Thrive Showroom www.thriveshowroom.com
What a Dish Catering www.whatadishoc.com
YogaWorks - Mission Viejo Studio www.yogaworks.com
Papyrus - Mission Viejo Mall Store www.papyrus.com
Brighton - Mission Viejo Mall Store www.brighton.com
Courtesan Studio www.courtesanstudio.com
Sherri Sieb Photography www.sherrisiebphotography.com
Healthy Surprise www.healthysurprise.com
Beth Wilkinson, Hair Stylist www.thesalon1.com
Burke Williams, Mission Viejo location www.burkewilliams.com
Ladera Flower Shoppe www.laderaflowershoppe.com
Pages of Tyme Scrap Booking www.pagesoftyme.com
And many more (if we accidentally missed you, let us know so we can add your site)
And our heartfelt thanks to all the amazing friends & family that attended to support our efforts! If you’re interested in learning more about the cause & our fundraising campaign be sure to check out our page at www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kelseyminarik.
And lastly ... some photos from the event!