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Life Saved by Changes in How Aortic Dissections Are Diagnosed at Hospital

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014, by with Comments Off

Thank you to the Omaha World-Herald for this powerful story of how medical education and process change saved a life.  Thank you, Nebraska Methodist Health System, our TAD Coalition partner, for your efforts to educate your medical team on aortic dissection!  Read the story here.


John Ritter Foundation Selected to Be a Charity Partner of the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014, by with Comments Off

The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) announced it was selected as an official charity of the TCS New York City Marathon to take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014.  What a great opportunity to increase awareness of thoracic aortic disease, as well as raise funds to support education and research!

The JRF is currently recruiting runners to join Team Ritter.  For more information or to sponsor the team, please read the announcement on the JRF website.

If you are not a runner but would like to support Team Ritter in another way, please send an email to info@JohnRitterFoundation.org.  Donations to JRF can also be made through the JRF website.

Congratulations, John Ritter Foundation!!


Show Your Support for Team Ritter and the John Ritter Foundation: Buy an Official Team Ritter Support Crew T-shirt!

Posted on Saturday, September 21st, 2013, by with Comments Off

The Team Ritter 2013 ING NYC Marathon runners are working very hard to increase awareness of aortic disease and raise funds for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health‘s support and education activities, as well as research to identify the genes which predispose to thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections.  AND they are doing all of this while they train for the marathon to be held on November 3, 2013 – whew!

The runners are selling Official Team Ritter “Support Crew” t-shirts designed by one of the team members.  The shirts are a great way to not only show your support for everything the team is doing, but they are a wonderful way to start a conversation with someone about aortic aneurysms and dissections.  In other words, use them as a tool to promote aortic disease awareness. (more…)


Survivors of Aortic Dissection Support Group Meetings Scheduled in Ridgewood, New Jersey in October and December 2013

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, by with Comments Off

It can be difficult to find others to talk to who understand what an aortic dissection survivor has been through.  The John Ritter Research program is pleased to pass along information about future group meetings that a Nurse Practitioner has organized in New Jersey.  (more…)


Team Ritter Mom-Daughter Pair Selling Non-slip Headbands to Raise Money for the John Ritter Foundation

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013, by with Comments Off

UPDATE 9/11/13: THE HEADBANDS ARE SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Donations to support Beth and Aubrey’s efforts can be made through their Crowdrise fundraising page: http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamRitterINGNYCMarathon2013/fundraiser/aubreypollesch.

Beth Hook and Aubrey Pollesch are a mother and daughter teamed up to run the 2013 ING NYC Marathon on The John Ritter Foundation’s Team Ritter.  They have a great story to tell and are full of innovative ideas for raising funds to reach and exceed their $3,000 fundraising goal.  To support their cause, Beth’s other daughter, Allie, is making non-slip headbands and selling them for donations.  Please read the story Aubrey wrote about why Team Ritter is so important to their family and please consider ordering a headband (or two or four or more):

What if your knowledge could save someone’s life?

My mom and I are honored to be chosen as representatives of Team Ritter!  And, we are honored to use our love and passion for running to raise money for a cause dear to our hearts.  We would love nothing more than to raise further awareness about aortic health.  Why? Because the knowledge we had saved my dad’s life twice.  And, we would love to help save more lives.  (more…)


The John Ritter Foundation Introduces the Team Ritter 2013 ING NYC Marathon Team

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013, by with Comments Off

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.

 

 

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Aortic Disease Support Group Meeting Scheduled in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 22, 2013

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013, by with Comments Off

It can be difficult to find others to talk to who understand what aortic disease is like.  The John Ritter Research Program is pleased to pass along information about a support group meeting organized by a survivor of aortic dissection in Michigan.  Everyone that has been affected by aortic disease is welcome to attend and support each other.  Here are the details: (more…)


Survivors of Aortic Dissection Support Group Meeting Scheduled in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on June 11, 2013

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, by with Comments Off

It can be difficult to find others to talk to who understand what an aortic dissection survivor has been through.  The John Ritter Research Program is pleased to pass along information about a group meeting that a Nurse Practitioner has organized in New Jersey.  Here are the details:

A support group meeting for survivors of aortic dissection is scheduled to take place in in Ridgewood, NJ at The Valley Hospital on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

For more information or to see how you can be involved, please contact Andrea Storper, NP, at 201-447-8418 or storan@valleyhealth.com.


A Yummy Way to Help Raise Funds for the John Ritter Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, by with Comments Off

Now you can make and eat tantalizing treats and raise money to support the John Ritter Foundation (JRF) all at the same time! (more…)


John Ritter Foundation Selected to Be a Charity Partner of the 2013 ING NYC Marathon

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013, by with Comments Off

The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) announced it was selected as an official charity of the ING New York City Marathon to take place on Sunday, November 3, 2013.  What a great opportunity to increase awareness of thoracic aortic disease, as well as raise funds to support education and research!

JRF is currently recruiting runners to join Team Ritter.  For more information or to sponsor the team, please read the announcement on the JRF website.

If you are not a runner but would like to support Team Ritter, click here.  Donations to JRF can also be made through the JRF website.

Congratulations, John Ritter Foundation!!


 


 

 

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