Ping Pong ForA Cause is a mini-ping-pong marathon this weekendto raise money and awareness about blood clots. Event spokesperson Leslie Bartley explained that deaths from blood clots outnumber breast cancer, AIDS and traffic accidents combined.
Bartley's sister Megan, a healthy, active, 18-year-old, was taken down by deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in February, and continues to battle the effects from being stricken. Bartley says approximately 14,000 Coloradans are diagnosed with blood clots each year, with nearly 5,000 of them ending in death.
Bartley helps spread the word about blood clot awareness through a campaign called The Clot Must Be Fought. The mini-ping-pong marathon is part of that effort.
Ping Pong for a Cause will be on Sunday from 3:30 until 7 p.m. It will be held at Zing Denver, 3545 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205. Admission is $15 per person, which includes unlimited ping pong, food, live music, prizes, and more.
Further information can be found atwww.theclotmustbefought.com