I am excited to share the official 2014 Walk to Answer TTP Together flyer with friends, family, and my readers to help promote participation in this very important fundraising event. I lost my mother to the rare auto-immune blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) last September (more on her story here), so this Walk is extremely close to my heart.
No matter where you live in the world, you can participate on Saturday, September 20, 2014, by registering to Walk in your community to help raise life-saving awareness and funds for TTP. There will be a walk in honor of my mom in Columbia, South Carolina. I will share more details in the upcoming weeks.
According to Answering TTP Foundation, “TTP is diagnosed at a rate of 3 to 4 in 1 million people per year. Potentially fatal complications can result from internal blood clotting with damage to critical organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys.” The answers to many questions on TTP are unknown. This includes its cause, why it happens, what may trigger a relapse from remission, why some patients relapse and others don’t, what the long term prognosis is, how to ease treatment and how to cure TTP. Answering TTP Foundation promotes research, provides support and furthers education initiatives that are designed to improve the prognosis for all TTP patients.