BENEFITING: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
ORGANIZER: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
As siblings, Linda (Nihill) Belocas and Brian Nihill are honored to be running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon as part of the John Ritter Foundation’s charity team, Team Ritter. As Brian runs his third marathon (NY-1999, Boston-2000), and Linda runs her first, they will collectively be running not only to raise awareness and research for aortic aneurysms, but also in special memory of their father, Torrey Nihill. On September 11, 1998 Brian and Linda sadly lost their Dad to a brain aneurysm. Aneurysms, in general, have hereditary factors, and the John Ritter Foundation is a frontrunner in research, finding new methods to detect genetic predisposition.
In their adult lives, both Linda and Brian continue to lead active, healthy lifestyles to help combat risk factors to aneurysms, like high blood pressure. Last year, they trained for the NYC Marathon, but Hurricane Sandy had other plans! They look forward to running this year’s 2013 NYC Marathon together, as a culmination of much training, and in support of a cause very close to their hearts. As native Bostonians, running in this year’s marathon will allow them to proudly represent their home city. BOSTON STRONG!
Thank you for your encouragement, donations and support for Linda and Brian as they embark on their journey with Team Ritter in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon!