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The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health NYC 2017

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Double Digits
August 13, 2017

This week's training included our first double-digit training run - a sure sign that things are getting real. Thank God I have the the best training  See more
Rosemary Bartkowiak

THE STORY:

  Over the past few years, I've been fortunate to be running with an amazing group of women, the Minerva Muses. While there are many women's running groups, none of them holds a candle to this one. Why? Because this group is led by an incredible woman, Micaela, who selflessly gives of her time and talents to bring women together through running. With the help of her coaching and guidance, I have been able to accomplish more than I've ever dreamed imaginable. Together, we have run many miles and shared many stories.  

 It is because of one of Micaela’s stories that I am training to run the New York City Marathon. You see, Micaela lost her father to an aortic dissection. It's never easy to lose a loved one, but when they are so young and it is so sudden, it is even more tragic. When the opportunity arose to use my love of running to help spread the message of the John Ritter Foundation, I was beyond excited and honored.

 We also suffered a loss in our own family. My father-in-law recently lost his fight due to complications he suffered after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery. The hole that this has left in our family and in our lives is immeasurable.

 By running with Team Ritter, I feel like I get to give back to the woman who has given me so much and asked for nothing in return. It also gives me a platform from which I can be an active participant in the campaign against heart disease. Through my fundraising efforts, I hope to accomplish three things: honor my father-in-law, provide Micaela with a much deserved thank you, and run the New York City Marathon in honor of those who can't.  



Questions?  Please send an email to info@JohnRitterFoundation.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,080

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robbyn Tuinstra

    $25

  • Amanda Didier

    $25

  • Jessica Watson

    $25

  • Amanda

    $25

  • Patricia Genthe

    $50

  • Robin Beattie

    $40

  • Rachel Hintz

    $30

  • Scott Hanneman

    $20

  • Jason and Tracy Haas

     

  • Mary Kay Peterson

    $25

  • Vince & Ardyce Bartkowiak

    $30

  • Stanek Foundation

    $1,000

  • Chantelle & Michael Luck

    $200

  • Kevin and Chris Hietpas

    $50

  • Stephanie Uljanec

    $100

  • Jake Hansen

    $100

  • Deanna

     

  • Kevin & Maribeth Karpinski

    $50

  • LEONARD COX

    $100

  • Bob Jelinek

    $100

  • L&L Metal Finishing

    $1,000

  • Linda Loosen

    $25

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77% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $62,069 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Arko

Amount Raised

$10,516

 

53% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Steve Libert

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

203% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Beth and Alicia Hook

Amount Raised

$5,186

 

86% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Andrea Carpenter

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

88% Raised of $3,650 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rosemary Bartkowiak

Amount Raised

$3,080

 

77% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Elizabeth Meyer

Amount Raised

$2,818

 

81% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Timothy Ealer

Amount Raised

$2,685

 

77% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Linda Loosen

Linda Loosen

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

L&L Metal Finishing

L&L Metal Finishing

DONATION: $1,000

3 days ago

Bob Jelinek

Bob Jelinek

DONATION: $100

4 days ago

LEONARD COX

LEONARD COX

DONATION: $100

5 days ago

Kevin & Maribeth Karpinski

Kevin & Maribeth Karpinski

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Deanna

Deanna

3 weeks ago

Jake Hansen

Jake Hansen

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Stephanie Uljanec

Stephanie Uljanec

DONATION: $100

XOXO 1 month ago

Kevin and Chris Hietpas

Kevin and Chris Hietpas

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Chantelle & Michael Luck

Chantelle & Michael Luck

DONATION: $200

4 months ago