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Elizabeth Meyer's Fundraiser:

The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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Elizabeth Meyer

THE STORY:

On April 2, 2017, my mother, Rose Meyer (the lovely lady in green in the pic) almost died from an aortic dissection while visiting family in Seattle, WA.   Thanks to a series of small miracles and quick decisions made by medical heros in Seattle, she lived and is on the road to recovery.   


Fourteen years ago, actor John Ritter died following an aortic dissection (the same thing that nearly killed my mother), in part because those treating him did not catch something that an ER doc in Seattle saw on my mother's CT scan, following a stroke.   These fundraising efforts will help the Foundation that was established in John's honor, understand thoracic aortic disease, and ultimately premature deaths caused my aortic dissections. 


I am hoping to gain a spot on TeamRitter's NYC Marathon team, and currently training as if I will make the team.  If I do not make the team this year, I will be guaranteed a spot on the team running in Nov. 2018.   I am committed to fundraising for this organization no matter what!!  


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.


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

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To This Fundraiser

$2,818

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shelley Verkist

    $25

  • Jenn W

    $100

  • Bethany, Nathan and Cooper

    $50

  • Sean McGill

     

  • kbow

    $25

  • amypennington

    $25

  • Jessica Rubie

    $50

  • The Beal Family

    $100

  • Star Jones, American Heart Association National Volunteer

    $250

  • The Hamann Family

    $50

  • Alison, Jordin, Madeline

     

  • Sara Webb

    $50

  • Rose and Paul Meyer

    $100

  • Jeanne and Dick Stotler

    $250

  • Jen Cody

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hope Schroeppel

     

  • Mary-Beth Meyer

    $25

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Dianne Parker

    $25

  • Pam & Doug Herriott

    $50

  • Rebecca Kiss

    $50

  • Annie Herriott

     

  • Lyn & Jerry Grinstein

    $250

  • Bob Robie and Beth Pachak

    $25

  • Jim & Patty Samsel

     

  • James and Karen Cameron

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Howard Jensen

    $150

  • Tom & Sue McCartney

     

  • Sarah Fortney

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • The Turck Family

     

  • Lannie Alexander and Steve Wirtz

    $50

  • Jenn Tesch

    $50

  • Mike and Lynne Holbus

    $200

  • Catherine Meyer

     

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81% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,429 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$10,316

 

52% 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

$5,186

 

86% 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

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$2,818

 

81% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Heather Campeau

Amount Raised

$2,520

 

84% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Catherine Meyer

Catherine Meyer

Happy B-day, E! And to many more to come (with Mom here to celebrate)! 2 days ago

Mike and Lynne Holbus

Mike and Lynne Holbus

DONATION: $200

Rose Meyer 3 days ago

Jenn Tesch

Jenn Tesch

DONATION: $50

Lots of love to you & the Meyer family! 4 days ago

Lannie Alexander and Steve Wirtz

Lannie Alexander and Steve Wirtz

DONATION: $50

4 days ago

The Turck Family

The Turck Family

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

3 weeks ago

Sarah Fortney

Sarah Fortney

DONATION: $20

4 weeks ago

Tom & Sue McCartney

Tom & Sue McCartney

4 weeks ago

Howard Jensen

Howard Jensen

DONATION: $150

4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 weeks ago