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2017 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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THE STORY:

I am a member of Team Ritter and will be running the New York Marathon on November 5, 2017 for the John Ritter Foundation. I am very excited to be raising awareness for Aortic Health. On Jan 2, 2013, my brother suffered an Aortic Dissection. We were very lucky that the ER doctor diagnosed him quickly, rushed him to emergency surgery, and saved his life. Since then, he has undergone multiple open heart surgeries to repair his damaged aorta. Although it has been very difficult to watch my brother go through so much pain and discomfort, the way he has dealt with his recovery has taught me about strength, character, compassion, the importance of laughter and about life!  In the process,  I have also learned a lot about Aortic Disease. 


My goal is to now make others aware of Aortic Disease. My father has an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm which has been monitored for years and is stable. My grandmother (his mother) died in her 60's from an Aortic Aneurysm. Since my brother's dissection, we have learned that aneurysm/dissections can run in the family and it most certainly runs in our family. Had we been more knowledgeable about Aortic Disease, we may have prevented my brother's dissection. I am screened yearly now and so are my kids. 


The John Ritter Foundation is dedicated to raising money to support Education, Research and Genetic Studies related to Aortic Health. I have dedicated my last marathon to raising money for this oganization in honor of my brother. Please help me support this wonderful cause!

 

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.

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.

$2,690

MONEY RAISED
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  • L Castillo

     

  • Martha Kelley

     

  • The Moore Family

    $50

  • Carolyn Berndt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • Offline dontations

    $95

  • Kylie Eastman

     

  • The Farren Family

    $100

  • Gieses

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa and Bill Callahan

    $25

  • Bob and Fran Mueller

    $100

  • Erickson family

    $50

  • Dana Marie Buchanan

    $100

  • Chris & Wendy Bennett

     

  • John and Carter

    $100

  • Barbara wilson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dana Lynch

    $25

  • Mary Lou Nicastro

    $50

  • Laura Jarrett

    $25

  • Offline

    $200

  • Skip Eastman

    $25

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90% 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

Skip Eastman

Skip Eastman

DONATION: $25

In recognition of KB Eastman's efforts 6 months ago

Offline

Offline

DONATION: $200

7 months ago

Laura Jarrett

Laura Jarrett

DONATION: $25

So proud of your hard work and determination! 7 months ago

Mary Lou Nicastro

Mary Lou Nicastro

DONATION: $50

You inspire us with your dedication! Warm regards, Mary Lou 7 months ago

Dana Lynch

Dana Lynch

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

7 months ago

Barbara wilson

Barbara wilson

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

John and Carter

John and Carter

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Chris & Wendy Bennett

Chris & Wendy Bennett

To support KB in her cause for her brother and for healthy hearts! 7 months ago

Dana Marie Buchanan

Dana Marie Buchanan

DONATION: $100

Way to go, KB! 7 months ago