The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) is proud to have been selected as an official charity of the ING New York City Marathon for the second year in a row. The marathon traditionally takes place on the first Sunday in November and this year will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013. This is an amazing opportunity to increase awareness of thoracic aortic disease, as well as raise funds to support education and research.
Funds from the NYC Marathon raised for the JRF will go to the John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Diseases (JRRP) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to identify genes or altered DNA that increases someone’s risk for an acute aortic dissection. The funds will also be used to provide support, information, and resources to individuals diagnosed with thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections and their families and for aortic disease awareness and education activities.
The team is very enthusiastic and motivated to help the JRF and JRRP in our work together to prevent deaths due to acute aortic dissection. Please read their stories and show your support by making a donation to one or more of the runners by visiting Edward Norton’s Crowdrise online fundraising community: http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamRitterINGNYCMarathon2013.