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The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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Why I'm Running
April 18, 2017

In 2004, my Dad passed away from an aortic aneurysm -- the same thing that John, and more recently, Alan Thicke and Bill Paxton passed away from.  See more
Matt Nicoletti

THE STORY:

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.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,310

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kirsten

    $10

  • Kitty and Bjorn Hooper

    $25

  • Glen and Kim

    $50

  • Lynne Nicoletti

    $50

  • Mary Goss

    $50

  • Justin

    $200

  • Dennis & Janet

    $25

  • Jason Lunn

    $100

  • Joan and Boba Carboni

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ally

    $25

  • Amy Wagner

    $100

  • Camilla Carboni

    $250

  • Alex

    $25

  • Lynne Nicoletti

    $100

  • Jeff Bobinsky

    $50

  • Tess Coppedge

    $50

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44% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $39,241 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

$4,350

 

73% 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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Rosemary Bartkowiak

Amount Raised

$1,695

 

42% 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

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$1,423

 

41% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tess Coppedge

Tess Coppedge

DONATION: $50

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Jeff Bobinsky

Jeff Bobinsky

DONATION: $50

What a great honor to be part of a great cause. 3 months ago

Lynne Nicoletti

Lynne Nicoletti

DONATION: $100

Matt, run strong. Dad will be right by your side, and proud. 3 months ago

Alex

Alex

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Camilla Carboni

Camilla Carboni

DONATION: $250

In honor of the beautiful man that I never had the opportunity to meet, and his incredible son, who I'm lucky enough to spend my life with. 4 months ago

Amy Wagner

Amy Wagner

DONATION: $100

Better cause than Central City! Good luck buddy! 4 months ago

Ally

Ally

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Win. 4 months ago

Joan and Boba Carboni

Joan and Boba Carboni

DONATION: $100

Matt, running this race is a great tribute to your Dad! 4 months ago

Jason Lunn

Jason Lunn

DONATION: $100

I hope this donation goes towards buying you a suitable pair of sneakers. If not, it's still a good cause. 4 months ago