Trot Against Clots will hold its first 5K run to promote blood clot awareness this Sunday at 3 p.m. in Humanities Plaza.
The organization, entirely student-run, was the brainchild of junior Sherrill Richardson, who began work on Trot Against Clots after a family member suffered from a serious blood clot.
"Until my family was affected, I was unaware of the serious nature of blood clots," Richardson said. "I felt it was necessary to do something to educate the community and raise money for this cause."
Proceeds from the race will go to the American Thrombosis Association, which is the nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to the education of healthcare professionals and the public about the risks of blood clots.
Race day registration is $20. Each entry fee will include a T-shirt and race fees. Entry forms are available at the Knoxville Track Club Web site at www.ktc.org or at the registration table Sunday.
Those interested in participating can get more information by calling or faxing Richardson at 595-6290.
The organization can be reached through e-mail at trotagainstclots@yahoo.com.