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The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

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 5, 2017. 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.

The Team: $64,264 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$11,566

 

58% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Steve Libert

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

203% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$5,461

 

91% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Andrea Carpenter

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

88% Raised of $3,650 Goal

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Rosemary Bartkowiak

Amount Raised

$3,080

 

77% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$2,818

 

81% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Timothy Ealer

Amount Raised

$2,695

 

77% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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