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Frank Arko's Fundraiser:

2016 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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owner profile imageI would like to thank each of you again for donating! We surpassed our goal 3 years in a row, over these 3 years we have raised over 80,000 dollars for aortic disease research. Thank you!Frank
October 30, 2016

Frank Arko

THE STORY:

As a practicing vascular surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina - I have made a career of helping to identify, treat and educate patients on vascular disease.  As an avid runner and triathelete, I understand the importance of having a healthy vascular system; however, many Americans don't completely understand the debilitating and dangerous consequences of aortic disease.  When approached about the opportunity to represent The John Ritter Foundation in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to both raise awareness and financial support for this great cause.

Like most everything in our lives, things take on a far deeper meeting when it involves family.  For me, the support of The John Ritter Foundation is important personally because my family has a history of aortic disease.  Knowing this -  I have spent my career focusing my passion for treating aortic disease into publishing, device development, R&D and even development of an Aortic Center of Excellence at my institution.  By partnering with The John Ritter Foundation - I now have the unique opportunity in my life to "pursue my passion" of aortic disease in both the literal and figurative sense.  Running in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon for someone who may not have had the opportunity or a family member who has lost someone to aortic disease is as compelling to me as being able to treat a patient clinically.

It is with hope and determination that I humbly pursue this goal on the behalf of my patients, my peers and the members of The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.  A heartfelt thank you to each of you who have pledged in support of me for The John Ritter Foundation and God bless.

Frank

$22,513

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dennis Gable

    $100

  • Charles Fox

    $500

  • Bradun Dunbar

    $100

  • Michelle Nagel

     

  • Geenbergs

    $50

  • Barry Young

    $100

  • Anthony Butts

     

  • Clint A.

    $200

  • Addison, Devon, Leighton Oakes

     

  • No Doubt & Blink 182

    $999

  • Joseph P Hart

    $1,000

  • Gerry O'Sullivan

    $100

  • Glorimar Bonilla

    $50

  • Deb Wilcox

    $50

  • Jack Springer

    $150

  • Joanne DeAngelo

     

  • Mark Turner

     

  • Jaafer & Renee Golzar

    $100

  • J. Steve Dreaden

    $250

  • Jack

    $50

  • grace sullivan

    $100

  • John Tharin

    $100

  • Reinstein Family

    $50

  • Thomas Draper

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Fernando Motta

     

  • Kim de la Cruz

    $100

  • Todd Arko

    $50

  • Geoff Rubin

     

  • Janisyn Grant-McLaurin

    $100

  • Shruthi Narayan

    $100

  • Peter Purcell

    $100

  • Leila Mureebe

    $100

  • Daniel Merritt

    $250

  • Jonathan Knutz

    $250

  • Aaron Prasad

    $50

  • Tony Semedo

     

  • David L. Dawson, MD

    $50

  • Laura McCaskill

    $50

  • Kanwar Singh

     

  • Gino Castaneda

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kousta Foteh

    $250

  • Dokleida Kawaja

    $250

  • Keith Perkins

    $100

  • Kurtis Anderson

    $50

  • J Mark Rheudasil

     

  • Mary Jo Corbey

    $50

  • Tim Sangiuliano

    $100

  • Matthew Bloom

    $100

  • Martin Seery

    $50

  • Kevin Hyman

    $100

  • Dr Michael R. Jaff

    $100

  • Mark & Elaine Garcia

     

  • Mindy Fernandez

    $50

  • Alan Friedl

    $75

  • Dh

     

  • Marc Mayette

     

  • Katie Szyman

     

  • Dr's H. Colleen Silva and Michael Silva, Jr

    $250

  • Michael DiMaio

    $100

  • Eric Leckner

    $100

  • Ken Neeld

    $100

  • Pat White

    $100

  • Paulo Eduardo Ocke Reis

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rania Preventza

    $100

  • Peter & Patti Soukas

    $100

  • Paul Chen

    $50

  • Roman Giverts

    $100

  • Rick Ponder

     

  • Marisa Boling

    $100

  • Parke Jones

     

  • Mel Sharafuddin

    $25

  • Sara Tierney

    $50

  • Rob Linden

    $25

  • Kim & Dennis Brooks

    $200

  • Scott Kohutek

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wendy Walker

     

  • Tony Fang

     

  • Kirk Kaszak

    $100

  • Dr Steve Henao

    $100

  • Theodore Jourdan

    $250

  • Bill Marston

    $100

  • Tricia Nowak

    $100

  • Steve & Michele Eagar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Virgilio Family

     

  • Price Jones

     

  • The McGuirk Family

    $250

  • Andrew Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Greg Frey

    $100

  • Brad Hildreth

    $250

  • John Driscoll

     

  • Team Ritter T-shirts

    $18

  • MIchael Watkins

    $100

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113% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Team: $94,304 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$22,513

 

113% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Janine Romano

Amount Raised

$4,275

 

143% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

MIchael Watkins

MIchael Watkins

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Team Ritter T-shirts

Team Ritter T-shirts

DONATION: $18

2 years ago

John Driscoll

John Driscoll

2 years ago

Brad Hildreth

Brad Hildreth

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Greg Frey

Greg Frey

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The McGuirk Family

The McGuirk Family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Price Jones

Price Jones

2 years ago

Virgilio Family

Virgilio Family

2 years ago