JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH's Fundraiser:

Team Ritter NYC Marathon 2012

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JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH

Read all about Team Ritter's marathoners here: http://bit.ly/PXXeVR

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

Actor Tyler Ritter; Watkins Little, the “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy;” thoracic aortic disease survivors and an aortic surgeon will be among the 15 Team Ritter runners dedicated to raising money for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health (JRF) at the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2012.

“We are so proud and grateful to be one of the official charities of this year’s NYC Marathon and have the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for life-saving research and education,” said actress, writer and aortic health advocate Amy Yasbeck, the widow of legendary comic actor John Ritter, who died from an acute aortic dissection in 2003. “For Team Ritter, we looked for people who are passionate about increasing awareness of aortic dissection and its risk factors and committed to raising funds to support the JRF.”

Funds from the NYC Marathon raised for the JRF will go to the John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Diseases (JRRP) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to support research to identify genetic risks for aortic dissections. 

“The funds raised by Team Ritter will allow us to continue our genetic research to identify genes or altered DNA that increases someone’s risk for an acute aortic dissection. By identifying who is at risk, we can prevent the premature deaths due to aortic dissections,” said Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., director of UTHealth’s John Ritter Research Program. “It will also help us spread information to both physicians and the public about symptoms and genetic risk factors for aortic dissections, including the fact that this condition can run in families.” Milewicz is also professor and George H. W. Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Research in the Division of Medical Genetics at the UTHealth Medical School.

Please read our press release and the stories of each of our runners here

Introducing the Team Ritter 2012 ING NYC Marathon team:

Tyler Ritter, Lelia Parma, Watkins Little (aka “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy”), Tara Mastracci, M.D., Jed Nuchtern, M.D., Jonathan Kern, M.D., Catherine Quitania-Pool, Edward M. Cooning IV, Victoria Ramirez, Nicole Kreisler, Jaclyn Morrison, Amy Derksen, Alana CecchiRobin Plonsker, Monica Slack.

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To This Fundraiser

$48,304

MONEY RAISED
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  • Text to Vote

    $35

  • Paul Franklin

    $50

  • Krissy Anderson

    $75

  • Jay & Marty

    $40

  • Julie Papaleo

    $30

  • Taylor Raasch

    $40

  • Michael, Tiffany, and Colton Quitania

    $200

  • Joe Becht

    $500

  • Ron & Bonnie

    $50

  • Bryan Fossum

    $35

  • Hirschhorn Family

    $100

  • Ryan Einig

    $50

  • Billy Susman & Emily Glasser

     

  • Bernie & Joanne Clement

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Danielle Hankinson

    $20

  • Lauren Landy

     

  • Shad and Sandra Higdon

    $250

  • Tim and Shari

    $20

  • Ralph Hurvitz

    $300

  • Dana and Michael Roffman

     

  • Mulholland Family

     

  • Noll, Cathy, Brittany, Katrina and Cassi...

    $100

  • Jana & Jon

    $500

  • Tellecamp Family

    $250

  • Godsey Family

    $350

  • The Lief Wang family

     

  • Pam and Rich Plonsker

    $50

  • monica friedlan...

     

  • stephanie and andrew lazarus

     

  • Lori Rotskoff and Michael Canter

     

  • Rice Family

    $50

  • Mary and John Heinen

    $25

  • The Gelblum Family

    $108

  • Dave and Brigitte Schoenherr

    $20

  • The Ehlert Family

    $100

  • Kristi Pierce

    $50

  • Getz Family

    $25

  • Eric and Carrie Pearson

    $40

  • Carl and Nita Jones

    $40

  • Agnes Young

    $10

  • Lynda and Regie Castro

    $40

  • The Kava Family

     

  • Theresa Broderick

    $40

  • Tanya and KK

    $50

  • petie

     

  • The Allor grandchi...

    $50

  • John and Candace Caley

    $200

  • Jacqueline and Tommy Scott

    $75

  • Christina

    $50

  • Jacob Fenton & Phil Kastel

    $50

  • Tom and Pam Ritter

    $250

  • Tom and Pam Ritter

    $250

  • Kim and Les Parisek

    $25

  • Gino and Rosanne

    $400

  • James and Alison Martinelli

    $50

  • JT

    $25

  • Jock Pool

    $1,000

  • BG Group (Company Match)

    $1,000

  • Deanna

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Carol and Ernest Gray

    $50

  • Katherine Lambert

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen, Jeremy & Jacob Schultz

    $25

  • Louie, Jaclyn & Alex

    $100

  • The Libby Family

    $100

  • Tracey and Geoff Bennett

    $100

  • Melissa Blazek

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Veronica Rojas

    $35

  • Marcia Little

    $20

  • Ali Little

    $15

  • Lisa Y.

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah Tomalty

     

  • Dave (MisFit) K

    $25

  • CCF Vascular Surgery

    $100

  • Janet Crow

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jenny Jones

    $20

  • June Pinsof

     

  • Todd

    $10

  • dog sitting :)

    $150

  • anonymous friendly~

    $40

  • another anonymous friendly~

    $250

  • more cat sitting donations >^..^<

    $1,115

  • Holly Talbott

     

  • The Freidus Family

     

  • Jonathan Miller

    $100

  • DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB -- Thanks!!

    $380

  • Amy Miller Reusze

    $50

  • Randy Massow

    $20

  • Joseph & Stephanie Keays

    $20

  • Andi & Dan Solero

    $50

  • Ed and Julie Cooning

     

  • Sean Conley

    $25

  • March Madness Crew

     

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The Team: $48,304 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jock and Cathy Pool

Amount Raised:

$9,325

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jaclyn morrison

Amount Raised:

$7,162

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Robin Plonsker

Amount Raised:

$6,327

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Amy Derksen

Amount Raised:

$4,046

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Tara Mastracci

Amount Raised:

$3,730

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tyler ritter

Amount Raised:

$3,095

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lelia parma

Amount Raised:

$2,825

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Maria Soriano-Reilly

Amount Raised:

$2,450

Donor Comments

March Madness Crew

March Madness Crew

12 months ago

Sean Conley

Sean Conley

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Ed and Julie Cooning

Ed and Julie Cooning

1 year ago

Andi & Dan Solero

Andi & Dan Solero

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Joseph & Stephanie Keays

Joseph & Stephanie Keays

DONATION: $20

Jonathan Miller (Star of Indiana) 1 year ago