Blood clots kill approximately 274 people per day. Every six minutes someone dies from a blood clot. Amazingly, blood clots kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and traffic accidents combined in the U.S.
Fortunately, a Lake Travis local is doing something to help.
Kara King is a mother, a wife, and serves on the Bee Cave City Counsel. She is also a blood clot survivor. In September 2010 she survived a near fatal blood clot — a deep vein thrombosis in her femoral vein of her left leg stretching from her ankle to her belly button. Kara was not expected to survive … but miraculously did.
Kara struggles every day with pain and the risk of future clotting. But she wants to use her second chance at life to help educate and save others from this deadly disorder.
Kara and her husband Ben created the Austin Stop the Clot 5K, benefiting the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA). This local race helps raise awareness and funds for the disorder.
The 6th Annual Stop the Clot 5k Fun Run / 1 Mile Walk will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at The Reserve on Lake Travis.
Race day will be a full day of fun with local sponsors, vendors, raffle prizes, food and drink specials. After the race, you can enjoy the day at the resort style pool overlooking Lake Travis. Float the lazy river and lounge at the swim-up bar. Wear your kids out doing laps down the waterslide and splashing in the kids swim area.
Austin Stop the Clot Night at Table 620
Make it out to Table 620 in Lakeway this Thursday, April 28 for Austin Stop the Clot Night from 5pm-9pm. You’ll enjoy live music, free food for your kiddos, and on-site race registration. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the race.
Visit the Austin Stop the Clot Facebook page for race day updates.
Packet pick-up starts at 8am the day of the race. The 5K starts at 9am, followed by the one mile walk at 9:15am.
Tragically, too many lives are affected and lost by blood clots because public awareness is so low. You could be at risk and not even know it. To learn more about about the disorder, visit the National Blood Clot Alliance website.