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2016 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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owner profile image7 Weeks to NYC!
September 20, 2016

Thank you everyone for your efforts on Sept. 19, International Aortic Dissection Awareness Day! You keep spreading the word, I'll keeping logging  See more
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THE STORY:

Why Team Ritter?

Jon Miller was closing the hotel bar, after getting several close friends to leave so he could meet them elsewhere, when he suddenly collapsed. Medics were called and a co-worker tried to resuscitate him. Not knowing what was really wrong, they rushed him to the ER. Doctors tried everything but could not bring him back. An autopsy later revealed a dissected Aorta, that lead to cardiac tamponade was the cause of death. Even if Jon had been in the ER on monitors when he dissected, he still would have only had a 50/50 chance of survival. He was 33, married 3 years, and was absolutely giddy over his 6 month old daughter........I run for Jon.

I am so honored to be running, fundraising, educating, & advocating again for #TeamRitter! The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health will always be important to me. As our Team has grown, I have met more amazing people tied to this cause, and I realize there is still much work to be done. 

Thank you for your support & generosity!

JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH wrote -

The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health (JRF) is proud to be an official charity of the TCS NYC Marathon to take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016. This is an amazing opportunity to increase awareness of thoracic aortic disease, as well as raise funds to support education and research. We are so honored to have been chosen.

Funds from the marathon will benefit 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 an individual’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.

Individuals interested in joining Team Ritter to run the marathon, help us increase awareness of aortic disease, and fundraise are encouraged to submit an application here.

Questions?  Please send an email to info@JohnRitterFoundation.org.

$4,869

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joan Palmer

    $100

  • Ray, Beth, Aubrey and Allie Hook

    $50

  • Otto Compton

    $25

  • Kirsten Nagel

     

  • Riley's Run

    $250

  • emciv

    $100

  • Erica, Pat, Schuyler, Lily, & Sage Butterfield

    $50

  • Jessie Meranda

    $100

  • Milewicz Family

    $1,000

  • Beth Hook and Aubrey Pollesch

    $50

  • The Wehneman Family

    $100

  • Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

    $2,000

  • The Kreislers

    $100

  • Kim

    $50

  • Amber Meranda

    $50

  • Team Ritter Support Crew T's - teamrittershop.com

    $144

  • Melissa Grove

     

  • Ed3 & Julie

    $50

  • Cathy Pool

    $100

  • Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

    $25

  • Pam Emerson

    $50

  • Tracy & Rob

     

  • Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

    $200

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162% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $94,304 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$22,513

 

113% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Carmen David

Amount Raised

$15,113

 

101% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Harstine

Amount Raised

$7,635

Fundraiser Title

edward cooning IV

Amount Raised

$4,869

 

162% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Caroline Gredler

Amount Raised

$4,822

 

161% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Bava

Amount Raised

$4,399

 

147% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Janine Romano

Amount Raised

$4,275

 

143% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Tracy & Rob

Tracy & Rob

Thank you for your commitment to increasing awareness of thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections and continued loyalty to the John Ritter Foundation! 2 years ago

Pam Emerson

Pam Emerson

DONATION: $50

You are the greatest Ed -- so inspiring to see you out there raising awareness and doing good stuff all these years!! #RBR 2 years ago

Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

Jonnie's Goodguys #DoGoodStuff

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Cathy Pool

Cathy Pool

DONATION: $100

Proud to know you, my friend! Continue to do good things! 2 years ago

Ed3 & Julie

Ed3 & Julie

DONATION: $50

In memory of Joe & Becky Osborne 2 years ago

Melissa Grove

Melissa Grove

In loving memory of Becky and Joe Osborne 2 years ago

Team Ritter Support Crew T's - teamrittershop.com

Team Ritter Support Crew T's - teamrittershop.com

DONATION: $144

2 years ago

Amber Meranda

Amber Meranda

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Elizabeth Adornetto. The world is less without her kind soul. 2 years ago

Kim

Kim

DONATION: $50

2 years ago