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Frank Arko's Fundraiser:

The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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Frank Arko

THE STORY:

As a practicing vascular surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, I have made a career of helping to identify, treat and educate patients on vascular disease.  As an avid runner and triathelete, I understand the importance of having a healthy vascular system; however, many Americans don't completely understand the debilitating and dangerous consequences of aortic disease.  When approached about the opportunity to represent The John Ritter Foundation in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to both raise awareness and financial support for this great cause. Like most everything in our lives, things take on a far deeper meeting when it involves family.  For me, the support of The John Ritter Foundation is important personally because my family has a history of aortic disease.  Knowing this, I have spent my career focusing my passion for treating aortic disease into publishing, device development, R&D and even development of an Aortic Center of Excellence at my institution. By partnering with The John Ritter Foundation, I now have the unique opportunity in my life to "pursue my passion" of aortic disease in both the literal and figurative sense.  Running in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon for someone who may not have had the opportunity or a family member who has lost someone to aortic disease is as compelling to me as being able to treat a patient clinically. It is with hope and determination that I humbly pursue this goal on the behalf of my patients, my peers and the members of The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.  

A heartfelt thank you to each of you who have pledged in support of me for The John Ritter Foundation and God bless.


Frank 

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To This Fundraiser

$25

MONEY RAISED
  • Family Soderlund

    $25

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0% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $40,071 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Steve Libert

Amount Raised

$6,025

 

201% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$4,420

 

74% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Andrea Carpenter

Amount Raised

$2,540

 

70% Raised of $3,650 Goal

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$1,873

 

54% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Rosemary Bartkowiak

Amount Raised

$1,795

 

45% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Heather Campeau

Amount Raised

$1,560

 

52% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Timothy Ealer

Amount Raised

$1,425

 

41% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Family Soderlund

Family Soderlund

DONATION: $25

Hi Frank. Not a very big donation, but proud to be the one to get you started this year with a tiny step forward towards your impressive goal. You do a great work for AD. Thank You. Hugs from Sweden from our family. Timo, Marianne, Oscar, Erik, Elisabeth and Fia Sigrid. 2 months ago