Beyond Zebra Inc. Helps Launch Inaugural Stop the Clot Walk in Los Angeles
Stacy Burleson, CFO of distributor Beyond Zebra Inc., helped to organize the inaugural Stop the Clot Walk in Los Angeles on Dec. 15, 2013. Burleson, a blood clot survivor, serves on the volunteer committee for the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) and was honored at the event as the walk's top fundraiser.
Her team raised more than $3,000, helping NBCA to exceed its $10,000 goal. The monies raised by the walk will be used by the NBCA to fund outreach programs to educate medical professionals on the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of blood clots. Research by the Venous Disease Coalition shows that more people die annually from preventable blood clots than from breast cancer, AIDS and traffic accidents combined.
"This event would not have been possible without the efforts of a handful of volunteers and the generosity and dedication of the Beyond Zebra team," said Alison Sneag, L.A. volunteer committee leader, National Blood Clot Alliance.
Burleson spearheaded the marketing efforts in her area, canvasing doctors' offices and hematology clinics to spread the word about the event. In addition, Beyond Zebra Inc. provided graphic design services, T-shirts and marketing support for the walk.
"This cause is extremely important to me. My hope is that by partnering with NBCA and starting this walk, we will inspire others in our industry to get involved with this and similar worthy causes within their own communities," said Burleson.
About Beyond Zebra Inc.
Beyond Zebra Inc. (BZI) is a full service promotional product marketing company specializing in large scale and eco-friendly consumer promotions for the entertainment industry. BZI was established in 2000, and since its inception the company has made it a priority to share its success and give back to the communities that have supported them. Founders Stacy Burleson and Terri Yamate are long time advocates for women's independence and have donated more than $20,000 to fund scholarships that support continuing education for homeless and displaced women. They have also been honored for their work in Diversity, serving on both the national and local Board of Directors for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).