Nicole Kreisler via Crowdrise
August 21, 2012
BENEFITING: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
ORGANIZER: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I feel so fortunate to be a member of Team Ritter. My husband qualified and will be running the ING NYC Marathon. He was looking for ways I could run and found The John Ritter Foundation had a spot open. I was intrigued, to say the least! John Ritter was one of my favorite actors. Jack Tripper's character and physical humor on Three's Company gave my brother and me many laughs. Jack has psyched my husband and me up before many races as the show so nicely airs at 4 and 4:30a.m. on Sunday mornings.
I worked as a Circulating RN for 13 years in Cardiothoracic Surgery and have been involved in emergent cases with aortic aneurysms and dissections. I have a true understanding of how crucial early detection is. Running is a love of mine. The ING NYC Marathon will be my sixth marathon. Running a marathon for a personal goal is wonderful, but this will be the first time I am able to run for a greater purpose. I am excited to contribute to increased awareness for aortic dissections and its risk factors. What could be better than doing something you love while helping others in honor of such a wonderful man? Go Team Ritter!
JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH wrote -
The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) feels truly honored to have been selected as an official charity of the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. This is an amazing opportunity to increase awareness of thoracic aortic disease, as well as raise funds to support education and research.
Our team is made up of people who are passionate about increasing awareness of aortic dissection and its risk factors and committed to raising funds to support the JRF.