SUNSET SHORES FUNDRAISER!


Swimming, volleyball, horseshoes & more fun in the sun activities! 

Live music by the Muzik Junkies 6-10 pm

Annual Labor Day Celebration Fundraiser
Sunday, September 2, 2018      2-10 pm
Entrance Fee: DONATION ONLY
Food wagon on site,  Raffles,  Fun in the Sun
All proceeds to benefit PDSA - ITP AWARENESS

Guest of Honor - Marci Mayhew of Clare

ITP Awareness - Immune Thrombocytopenia

Visit PDSA.org for more information

PDSA Fundraiser put on by Sunset Shores

Excerpt from The Clare County Review mentioning the PDSA fundraiser.

About Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

Overview of ITP

ITP is a rare autoimmune disorder that happens when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys platelets by producing antibodies against platelets. Platelets help your blood clot, which stops bleeding. The immune system also appears to interfere with cells responsible for normal platelet production.This leads to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding, in addition to initiating a daily roller coaster of emotions and ongoing medical management.

ITP isn’t contagious and can’t be passed from one person to another.

Symptoms of ITP

Symptoms of ITP vary greatly from person to person. Some ITP patients may show no symptoms. In general, the lower your platelet count, the more symptoms you may have including:

Easy or excessive bruising (purpura)Bleeding from the gums or noseBlood in urine or stools
Petechiae (pe-TEEK-ee-ay), tiny red dots on the skin caused by
broken blood vessels or leaks in a capillary wall
Unusually heavy menstrual flowFeeling tired or fatigued
Prolonged bleeding from cutsProfuse bleeding during surgery
Treatments for ITP

Treatment is based on your platelet count and symptoms. In some cases, treatment isn’t needed.  Treatment may include a number of approaches, such as medications to boost your platelet count or suppress your immune system or surgery to remove your spleen which may destroy platelets. Some people find that the side effects of treatment are more burdensome than the effects of the disease itself.

Lifestyle Changes with ITP

Your doctor may advise you to make some lifestyle changes, including the following:

  • Avoid certain over-the-counter drugs that can affect platelet function including aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and the blood-thinner warfarin (Coumadin).
  • Limit your intake of alcohol because consuming alcohol may adversely affect blood clotting.
  • Choose low-impact activities instead of competitive sports or high-impact activities to decrease risk of injury and bleeding. Head impacts could cause bleeding in your brain.
  • Watch for signs of infection. If you've had your spleen removed, be alert for any signs of infection, including fever, and seek prompt treatment. Infections can be more serious in people without spleens.
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