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2017 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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Finish Line - NYC #5
November 13, 2017

Thanks to all my Family, Friends, & Teammates for another great NYC! Know that we are making a difference and we are not slowing down!  See more
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THE STORY:

Why Team Ritter?

Jon Miller was closing the hotel bar, after getting several close friends to leave so he could meet them elsewhere, when he suddenly collapsed. Medics were called and a co-worker tried to resuscitate him. Not knowing what was really wrong, they rushed him to the ER. Doctors tried everything but could not bring him back. An autopsy later revealed a dissected Aorta, that lead to cardiac tamponade as cause of death. Even if Jon had been in the ER on monitors when he dissected, he still would have only had a 50/50 chance of survival. He was 33, married 3 years, and was absolutely giddy over his 6 month old daughter........I run for Jon.

I am honored to once again run, fundraise, educate, & advocate for #TeamRitter! The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health will always be important to me. As our Team has grown, I have met more amazing people tied to this cause, and I realize there is still work to be done. 

Thank you for your support & generosity!


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 6, 2016. 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.

$3,460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Gustav <O/

    $34.25

  • Jessie Meranda

    $70

  • Julie Lande

    $10

  • Colleen Merkel

    $10

  • emciv

    $34.25

  • ER Butterfield

    $68.50

  • EILEEN nordlund

    $34.25

  • Kat

    $70

  • Miller Reusze family

    $100

  • Carol Zapapas

    $200

  • Rachael Brown-Pierson

    $25

  • Ginny Delp

    $50

  • Greg Weaver

    $100

  • Bobby Pirtle

    $100

  • emciv

    $59.50

  • Todd Gruver

    $100

  • Support Crew Tshirts!

    $105

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amy Derksen

    $25

  • Shalyn

    $25

  • Jonnie's Goodguys #dogoodstuff

    $2,000

  • Jock and Cathy Pool

     

  • Tracy Bensend & Rob Arnoldy

     

  • More Support Crew Tshirts!

    $105

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115% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $115,322 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$23,550

 

118% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$8,174

 

117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Carmen David

Amount Raised

$7,113

 

71% 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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Caroline Gredler

Amount Raised

$4,952

 

165% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$4,079

 

117% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Pam Emerson

Amount Raised

$3,860

 

129% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

More Support Crew Tshirts!

More Support Crew Tshirts!

DONATION: $105

8 months ago

Tracy Bensend & Rob Arnoldy

Tracy Bensend & Rob Arnoldy

In appreciation of your continued support of the JRF since you were a member of the inaugural #TeamRitter team in 2012! Your heart is huge. :) 8 months ago

Jock and Cathy Pool

Jock and Cathy Pool

8 months ago

Jonnie's Goodguys #dogoodstuff

Jonnie's Goodguys #dogoodstuff

DONATION: $2,000

8 months ago

Shalyn

Shalyn

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Amy Derksen

Amy Derksen

DONATION: $25

Good luck in NYC! 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

9 months ago

Support Crew Tshirts!

Support Crew Tshirts!

DONATION: $105

9 months ago

Todd Gruver

Todd Gruver

DONATION: $100

Keep up the good work! 9 months ago

emciv

emciv

DONATION: $59.50

9 months ago