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The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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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.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,205

MONEY RAISED
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  • 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

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40% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $81,864 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$15,466

 

77% Raised of $20,000 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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Carmen David

Amount Raised

$3,880

 

39% Raised of $10,000 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

$3,219

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Support Crew Tshirts!

Support Crew Tshirts!

DONATION: $105

6 days ago

Todd Gruver

Todd Gruver

DONATION: $100

Keep up the good work! 1 week ago

emciv

emciv

DONATION: $59.50

2 weeks ago

Bobby Pirtle

Bobby Pirtle

DONATION: $100

Jon 2 weeks ago

Greg Weaver

Greg Weaver

DONATION: $100

Jim Ealer 4 weeks ago

Ginny Delp

Ginny Delp

DONATION: $50

Dale Gredler 4 weeks ago

Rachael Brown-Pierson

Rachael Brown-Pierson

DONATION: $25

4 weeks ago

Carol Zapapas

Carol Zapapas

DONATION: $200

2 months ago

Miller Reusze family

Miller Reusze family

DONATION: $100

In memory of Jonathan Miller 2 months ago

Kat

Kat

DONATION: $70

Keep running Ed!! Go Team Ritter 3 months ago