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The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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Caroline Gredler

THE STORY:

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page, and thanks for sharing my cause and passion to support the John Ritter Foundation! Through greater education, awareness and research, more lives can be saved. This is my fifth year running the NYC Marathon. 


I am inspired by knowing our efforts are making a HUGE difference.


I come here from a very personal experience - my husband, Dale Gredler, died in 2010 at age 42, of an aortic dissection while overseas in the Foreign Service, in a place where medical facilities are quite lacking. His doctors missed the signs and symptoms, and Dale suffered his ultimate downfall, due to that lack of awareness. He left behind two little girls, now aged eight and ten. 


I am raising them in Fishers, Indiana - friendliest place in America - where we are surrounded by fabulous family and neighbors.  This truly is a team effort. I am grateful for not only your donated funds to this worthy cause, but your cheers, your time watching my children while I train, your tips and care. 


As William Faulkner once said, "You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."We're here to fight the good fight. You are awesome for being a part of it!


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.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,561

MONEY RAISED
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  • Neighborhood kids

    $35.33

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Amy Miller Reusze

    $100

  • Erin Brooks

    $50

  • Nancy Myers

    $51

  • Corey from Sweetbriar North Neighborhood

    $20

  • The Lilly's

    $25

  • Rhonda Smith-Peevy

    $25

  • Ashley, Adrian and Eva

    $25

  • Scott and Judy Mark's

    $25

  • The McDermott Family

    $50

  • Yes

    $25

  • Elbert Dove, Jr.

    $100

  • Debbie Heaver

    $50

  • Cindy Retterer

    $250

  • Jessie Meranda

    $50

  • Larry & Judy Mandel

     

  • Joan and Savannah

    $25

  • Art warman

    $100

  • Nancy Petera

    $100

  • LVB -Micro 65

    $25

  • Cindy and Bud Boughton

    $50

  • Selena

    $100

  • Jennifer DeLong

    $25

  • t-shirt sales

    $105

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31% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $86,654 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$15,616

 

78% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Carmen David

Amount Raised

$7,045

 

70% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Steve Libert

Amount Raised

$6,887

 

230% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$6,516

 

93% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Andrea Carpenter

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

101% Raised of $3,650 Goal

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$3,608

 

103% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Josh and Gwen

Amount Raised

$3,319

 

111% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

t-shirt sales

t-shirt sales

DONATION: $105

2 weeks ago

Jennifer DeLong

Jennifer DeLong

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Selena

Selena

DONATION: $100

I love you, Caroline, the strongest woman I've ever met. 2 weeks ago

Cindy and Bud Boughton

Cindy and Bud Boughton

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

LVB -Micro 65

LVB -Micro 65

DONATION: $25

For Caroline 4 weeks ago

Nancy Petera

Nancy Petera

DONATION: $100

In memory of my daughter, Olivia Petrera-Cohen 4 weeks ago

Art warman

Art warman

DONATION: $100

Live large, Laugh often 4 weeks ago

Joan and Savannah

Joan and Savannah

DONATION: $25

With love to the Gred-heads 1 month ago

Larry & Judy Mandel

Larry & Judy Mandel

1 month ago

Jessie Meranda

Jessie Meranda

DONATION: $50

For Dale #RBR 1 month ago