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Monday, March 19, 2007

DVT Awareness Month - AUCTION to benefit NATT UPDATED with ADDITIONAL ITEMS!!!

Dear readers,

Please join me in the first "Clot Buster Auction" of 2007 with all the proceeds going to NATT and the incredible work they do in order to educate about blood clots and blood clotting disorders.

Because March is DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Awareness Month I wanted to have my first fundraising auction during this month. If you have not had the chance to check out NATT's website and learn a little more about blood clots and blood clotting disorders please take some time and read more about this organization that is doing GREAT things all across the nation.

I would like to send a HUGE THANKS to the kind people at DPMSports who provided the items up for auction this time around. I am very grateful to have them on board helping out the Clot Buster this summer as he races for 300 Miles. Please check out their website and the great gear from SPIUK and KUIPS they offer at sensational prices. If you need a reference about the gear just ask and I will be glad to let you know what I've put some of that gear through already this year...
Also I would like to send another HUGE THANKS to the kind people at North Coast Multisports who are helping us by donating some items to the products listed below. Please read more below for details on the items that are part of the package. These are some deals you don't want to pass up...!

So without any further delay let me present to you the items up for bid...

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL OF THE NET PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL BE DIRECTED TO NATT IN A FORM OF A DONATION TO THE ORGANIZATION IN YOUR NAME.

If you are interested in any of these items please place your bid in the comments section of this post. If you don't have a google account please email me with your bid to polka40@hotmail.com (those people bidding through email will have their bids posted on the comments section by me, in order to give people a fair chance of knowing where the bids stand). The Auction will be open through April 1st at midnight. The highest bidder at time will receive the goods with shipping arranged by the Clot Buster.

The KRONOS TT HELMET


Would you like to go a little bit faster this summer during your races and training rides? With the Kronos TT Helmet there is no doubt that you will go faster. This is the same helmet used by professionals in the pro-peloton in Europe as well as professional triathletes across the globe. This helmet is poetry in motion. I wish that I could tell you everything I know about this fine pieces of equipment but I will let you read more about it by following the link to the KRONOS TT HELMET. You may have read about this helmet in the buyer's guide edition of Inside Triathlon and the reviews were sensational. The retail price of this helmet runs around $229.00 so here is your chance to get it and help NATT in the process.

Along with the helmet the Clot Buster and his friends from North Coast Multisport are throwing in 12 Banana Hammer Gels and 12 Chocolate Hammer Gels that you can fill in your own Hammer Gel Flask. Plus, we are adding a copy of the 2007 Multi-Sport Directory (a $7.95 value) all yours because of your decision to help NATT in this auction.

The auction for the Kronos TT Helmet will start at $145.00

The YARA SPORT SUNGLASSES

So, now that you have the helmet why not complete the look with a pair of sophisticated racing glasses to make you look even more intimidating at the races... The frame is made from Grilamid, a flexible, ultra-light, and resilient material. The frame ensures structural robustness and high stability with minimum weight which coupled with an anatomic nose bridge, interchangeable lenses and a design that adapts to your face with superior peripherial vision makes the YARA SPORT SUNGLASSES a must have when flying on the bike and eating up the competition on the run. Retail price for this glasses generally runs about $107.00.

Along with the sunglasses the Clot Buster and his friends from North Coast Multisport are throwing in 12 Banana Hammer Gels and 12 Chocolate Hammer Gels that you can fill in your own Hammer Gel Flask. Also, because we want for you take care of your eyes from the very start of the race we are including a pair of Aqua Sphere Large Format Goggles (Red Frame with UV protection). Plus, we are adding a copy of the 2007 Multi-Sport Directory (a $7.95 value) all yours because of your decision to help NATT in this auction.

The auction for the Yara Sport Sunglasses will start at $80.00

The Clot Buster looks forward to you participation in this auction. Please pass the word along to anyone who may be interested on these items. The more people who know the better the chances more money will be donated to NATT.

You have until the end of March at midnight to place your bid... don't think about it too much!

Thanks for reading,

The Clot Buster

Friday, March 16, 2007

THANK YOU ALBUQUERQUE!!!

Early in the morning we are working at the registration tables...I did not even have time for coffee!

NATT's education seminar in Albuquerque, NM was a GREAT SUCCESS for both NATT and all the people who attended. I have not seen the evaluation sheets in detail yet but from everyone I was able to talk to in the end, I can say that the people who came went home with a great experience in which they were able to learn a lot about the many aspects of blood clots but also learned that they are not alone and many other people is actually going through what they are going through.
Lynn Levitt and Liz Varga started off the show...

Look at the crowd... that is a lot of people ready to learn.


It is very inspiring to be a part of these seminars and hear people's comments about what NATT is trying to do. That is why the fundraising that I do is so important. Being able to provide these free education seminars is helping a great number people. The best part... is that we are just getting started and there is a lot more people out there that we can reach out to. What I do is a small part of a much bigger enterprize that is coming together very nicely.

Lunch was sensational... you can't learn effectively with an empty stomach!

Break out sessions where specifc topic like blood thinner drugs and womens specific issues were covered.



Patient testimonials... Always so powerful and very much worth the time to listen to. We were vey lucky that these people were willing to share their story.


Look at the people paying attention. Everyone is focused and ready to soak it all in!

THANK YOU ALBUQUERQUE AND SURROUNDING AREAS FOR COMING OUT AND PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT! Our biggest seminar to date! What a turn out!

On a different note the first 2007 Clot Buster Auction to celebrate March as DVT Awareness Month is coming next week... stay tuned for it!!!

Thanks for reading,

The Clot Buster

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

DVT Awareness month - March 2007

Did you hear about Dick Cheney?

Did you know that he was diagnosed with a DVT (Deep-Veing Thrombosis)?

Do you know how this come about?

Do you know the risks associated with having a DVT?

Do you know the signs of a DVT?

If you would like answers to any of these questions there are several resources out there that can help guide you in the right direction. I don't particularly care too much about Mr. Cheney but the bottom line is that ANYONE can be exposed to a DVT. If that person is not diagnosed and treated accordingly the outcome can be devastating.

You could find information within NATT's website if you care to know for a place to start your search. There are many other resources out there that can provide you with most of the answers that you need. Of course consulting a physician is always the best thing but to know and look out for signs we need to do our homework and be proactive in our care.

For now, the Clot Buster is getting ready to get out of freezing OH and head down to the southwest to participate in NATT's Albuquerque Education Conference to be held on Saturday. There is a lot of work left for me to do as of this moment so I better get busy so that I am ready when my flight leaves. I hope to be able to get some good, long training runs out there. We will see if the spicy food of the southwest does not hinder my ability to train and participate in the conference. I let you how this weekend's adventute goes...


I am trying to erase this memory from my mind... I think that New Mexico will do the trick... what do you think?

Thanks for reading,

The Clot Buster



My 60th Triathlon Finish !!!

My 60th Triathlon Finish !!!
First Time ever My Son got to cross the finish line with me. Without a doubt a Wonderful Experience