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Family to host 'Forever Young Fundraiser' in honor of son

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Tue, Feb 16th 2016 11:35 am

Proceeds to benefit National Blood Clot Alliance

The Englert family will host the "Forever Young Fundraiser" Saturday, March 6, to benefit the National Blood Clot Alliance. The event is held in memory of their son, Paul Englert Jr., who died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism.

The "Forever Young Fundraiser" be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Clarence Fire Hall, 10355 Main St. It will have a Chinese auction, food, raffle items, a 50/50 split, childrens baskets, face-painting, a balloon artist (1-3 p.m.), a guest speaker and more. Tickets are $20, and include pizza and a beverage. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Donations for the event are still being accepted. For more information or to volunteer, contact Denise Englert at 716-949-1006 or email [email protected].

Paul was a healthy, active, smart, compassionate, 19-year-old young man who was also an athlete. He was attending the University at Buffalo and was studying to become a civil engineer. Paul had no known risk factors and barely had any symptoms. He was being treated for what appeared to be exercise-induced asthma at the time of this tragic occurrence.

While still in shock and struggling with their journey, Paul and Denise Englert felt compelled to bring awareness to blood clots, especially pulmonary embolisms, which can affect anyone at any time with no warning. They said that, if diagnosed, blood clots can be treated.

The National Blood Clot Alliance, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, voluntary health organization, is dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots.

DOWNLOAD the event flier.

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