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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

$15,616

MONEY RAISED
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  • Family Soderlund

    $25

  • Akhilesh Sista

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Edna & Brett Cunningham

    $100

  • Andrew K

     

  • Brad and Miranda Parker

    $250

  • doug kaufman

     

  • John and bonny elder

    $500

  • Deb Denton

     

  • Kas Amirdelfan, MD

     

  • Jeff Clark

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Blink182

    $1,000

  • Nate and Mindy

    $250

  • Chris Boyes

    $500

  • Nathan Rhatigan

    $50

  • Jessica Quackenbush

    $200

  • Laura and Grady Reynolds

    $100

  • Loftis family

    $100

  • Parke Jones

    $50

  • D.C.

    $50

  • John

    $100

  • Marc Mayette

     

  • Adam Elsesser

    $500

  • Randi Mofield Jackson

    $50

  • Paul Chen

    $100

  • Jacqueline Simpson

     

  • Tom Wilson

    $25

  • Nate and Sarah Eaton

    $250

  • Steve Bratulich

    $25

  • dave bratulich

    $100

  • Scott & Susan Slutzker

    $100

  • The deGorter family

    $250

  • The McGuirk Family

    $250

  • Jean & Elaine Panneton

    $1,000

  • Emily Davis

    $25

  • Pat Racanelli

    $100

  • Tom Conlin

     

  • Rumi Faizer

    $500

  • Mark Turner

     

  • Matt and Margaret Bishop

     

  • Jay Deaver

     

  • Mat H.

    $50

  • David Hasselbach

     

  • Kalei Hampson

    $100

  • Jason T. Lee

    $250

  • Well-Assembled Meetings

    $250

  • Chris Zarins

    $200

  • Pat White

    $50

  • JR

     

  • Christina Gross

    $25

  • Austin Fisher

    $50

  • Brandon Arko

    $225

  • Chris Adams

     

  • Jill & Tony Asher

    $250

  • Patrick Turner

     

  • Brad Hildreth

     

  • Tim Sangiuliano

     

  • Ron and Sharon McAfee

    $1,000

  • Al buti

    $100

  • Michael Sojdie

    $250

  • Cooksey Family

    $250

  • Laine Coleman

     

  • Holly Chamberlin

     

  • Tim and Mary Jo Corbey

    $100

  • Ed E

    $100

  • David and Susie Dawson

    $50

  • Jim Courson

     

  • FD

    $200

  • Mark Foster

    $100

  • J. Steve Dreaden

    $250

  • Team Frey

     

  • Chris Frederick

    $50

  • Jens Eichhorn

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Lisa Coleman - RecoverRite

     

  • Bradun Dunbar

     

  • Lisa Finn

    $100

  • Bill & Diane Eckert

    $50

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78% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $82,744 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$15,616

 

78% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Libert

Amount Raised

$6,887

 

230% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$6,516

 

93% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carmen David

Amount Raised

$3,880

 

39% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Carpenter

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

101% Raised of $3,650 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Bill & Diane Eckert

Bill & Diane Eckert

DONATION: $50

9 hours ago

Lisa Finn

Lisa Finn

DONATION: $100

Family members 2 days ago

Bradun Dunbar

Bradun Dunbar

6 days ago

Lisa Coleman - RecoverRite

Lisa Coleman - RecoverRite

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

1 week ago

Jens Eichhorn

Jens Eichhorn

DONATION: $250

1 week ago

Chris Frederick

Chris Frederick

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Team Frey

Team Frey

1 week ago

J. Steve Dreaden

J. Steve Dreaden

DONATION: $250

Frank, thank you for the privilege of being a part of this important cause. Run strong my brother! 1 week ago

Mark Foster

Mark Foster

DONATION: $100

1 week ago