Running the Marathon for a Reason: Total Home Supply Supports Team Jessica
Shortly after her mother succumbed to a blood clot, a member of NJ based online retailer Total Home Supply’s extended family decided to run the New York City Marathon in her honor. Team Jessica is raising funds and awareness of the illness, and THS is supporting her every step of the way.
West Caldwell, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
There are times when it’s important to try and make a difference. For Total Home Supply, that time came when a member of their extended family suffered a tragedy. After losing her mother to a blood clot, Jessica Barbiera decided her mother’s death could bring awareness to a problem affecting thousands of people every year.
In memory of her mother, Jessica initiated a fundraiser linked directly to the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) where she will be part of Team Stop The Clot at the 2013 New York City Marathon. The NBCA is a non-profit, voluntary health organization working to prevent blood clots, diagnose clots early, and treat existing clots successfully. Through education of both patients and healthcare professionals, the NBCA is helping to save lives every day.
Total Home Supply spokesperson Mickey Luongo stated ”Seeing how devoted Jessica is to this cause made the decision to help her in any way we could, a very easy one.” Jessica has begun training for her first-ever marathon and has created a web page for the fundraising side of her endeavor.
Jessica Barberia’s Fundraiser web page is already accepting donations, and Total Home Supply has been busy trying to spread the word about this great cause. The New York City Marathon will take place this year on November 13th. As last year’s marathon was cancelled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, anticipation is high for this year’s race to be a memorable one.
Each year, thousands of people lose their lives to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolisms (PE) and strokes. Through the work of organizations such as the National Blood Clot Alliance and people like Jessica Barberia, a broader knowledge of the warning signs and treatment of blood clots can be attained. Total Home Supply is proud to offer their support to this project.
About Total Home Supply:
Total Home Supply is a leading online retailer of air conditioners, heaters, appliances, and more selling these products through their website at http://www.totalhomesupply.com. They offer products for both home and businesses and deliver industry leading service.
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