Dear Friends and Family,

I'm participating in the Unite Your Way Bleeding Disorders Walk - a fundraising event to support the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York and the National Hemophilia Foundation. 

Inherited bleeding disorders are a life-long condition. Currently there is no cure.

I was diagnosed with von Willebrand's Disease 10 years ago when I brought one of my son's to a doctor’s appointment.  He was having constant nose bleeds that would last for what seemed like forever.  Thankfully his pediatrician started asking me about my history.  I had all the signs but no diagnosis (nose bleeds, gum bleeds, heavy periods, etc.)  At one point in my life I was so anemic that when one of my boys came to speak with me one day, I could not remember of his name. I had visited a hematologist and my ob/gyn, but I finally found a cause to all my symptoms (and my children's) at the pediatrician’s office. 

My personal goal is to raise $1000 for this worthy cause. I’m asking for your help to reach my goal. Will you make a tax-deductible contribution by donating what you can? It’s fast and easy to make a donation on my online personal fundraising page Laura Curtin's Fundraising Page  Or join my team the Clot Hoppers! We can virtually walk, do burpees, sit ups etc. Lets do this together!!  

You can also support my fundraising efforts by forwarding this email to as many people as you can to inspire them to donate as well! Every step does make a difference in the lives of people affected by bleeding disorders.

Thank you in advance for your support and together, we will make a difference.