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Greg Weaver's Fundraiser:

2013 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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Greg Weaver

THE STORY:

I’m here to tell you my personal story and ask for your support for a very important cause, the John Ritter Foundation.

 

My family suffers from a genetic disorder which results in the formation of an aortic aneurysm. When undetected, an aortic aneurysm eventually results in an aortic dissection. 50% of persons suffering from an undetected aortic dissection die within 48 hours of the onset of the dissection. My father, John Weaver, passed away at the age of 42 and his brother (my uncle), Hart, passed away at the age of 24. Both died as a result of aortic dissections. In 2005, my brother, Scott, at the age of 36, was rushed to the hospital and doctors discovered that he too had an aortic aneurysm. He was fortunate they discovered it in time and performed surgery to replace his aorta. After his surgery, our family was selected to participate in a genetic research program with the University of Texas Health Science Research Center in Houston.

 

Through this study I’ve learned there is a 50-50 chance I have the gene that causes aortic aneurysms. Worse, if I have the gene then there is also a 50-50 chance my sons Jack and Luke have the gene. Fortunately, I’ve had my aorta checked annually since I was 13 and there has never been a sign of an aneurysm.

 

As a result of my family’s medical history, we now have a strong affiliation with the John Ritter Foundation.  The Foundation was created in October 2003 just weeks after the death of “Three’s Company” actor John Ritter due to an acute aortic dissection. Formed by his widow Amy Yasbeck and their family for the original purpose of receiving donations in honor of John’s life, the Foundation has greatly expanded to become a leading funder for focused on thoracic aortic disease education, support and research.

 

Although there has been extensive genetic research performed, there is much more I can do for the cause and I’m asking you to join me in the fight. I’m hopeful that the genes that cause this disorder will soon be discovered, so my boys do not have to endure what so many members of my family have experienced.

 

The John Ritter Foundation has selected me to run on their team at the New York Marathon on November 3, 2013, and I have set a goal to raise $35,000 for the Foundation.  I am asking you to please make a donation directly to the Foundation.

 

Making a donation and joining the fight is easy. Simply click on this link www.crowdrise.com/TeamRitterINGNYCMarathon2013/fundraiser/gregweaver .

 

Thank you very much!

Greg

$42,401

MONEY RAISED
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  • Margo Praus

    $50

  • Syd and Francine Xinos

     

  • Zhe wang & Fei Dai

     

  • Kim & Tim Dowling

    $100

  • Kim & Tim Dowling

    $100

  • Lauren and Matt Whelan

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Michelle and Colin Wallis

     

  • Svahn Family

    $200

  • Vanessa McCann

    $100

  • Laura and Morris Gottesman

    $500

  • Brian and Ilene Novy

    $1,000

  • MetCalfe, Wolff, Stuart & Williams

    $500

  • Leo and Cindy Lopez

    $200

  • Sandra Jacobson

    $125

  • Cynthia Basso

    $500

  • Dan, Cindy, Mac & Jessie Connolly

    $100

  • Deanne Desjardin

     

  • TBG Partners

    $500

  • The Tuckers

    $200

  • John, Jen, Zach & Kate Stevens

    $100

  • Kerry Tate and Dawn Moore

    $1,000

  • Michael Stevens and Christian Gullette

    $100

  • Stacy Curtis

    $31

  • Carl Paulson and Shelley Hardeman

     

  • Dan and Julie Cohen

     

  • Bill and Toni Giggey

    $50

  • Chuck and Marilyn Janzen

    $100

  • One Skye Foundation

    $500

  • Cate Dobson + Herschel

    $500

  • Pat Cavanagh

    $100

  • Frances Ferguson

    $100

  • Catellus Development - company match

    $1,300

  • Shepherds

     

  • The Flynns (go Speedy)

    $250

  • Jessica Reynolds

     

  • Kathy Sokolic & Mike Sears

    $50

  • Cliff Webster

    $100

  • Scott Weaver's Hard Working Assistant

    $50

  • Anna & Scott Baker

    $100

  • The Miura Family

    $2,500

  • Bill and Lynne Hosler

    $500

  • Hahn Public

    $500

  • Jack Weaver

    $5

  • Luke Weaver

    $5

  • Charlie and Melanie Bush

    $100

  • Greg Kranias

    $100

  • Timothy K Hobert

    $50

  • Warner Family

    $200

  • Robert Geller

    $100

  • The Summers Family

    $100

  • Kim and John Trevey

    $100

  • ann sperling

    $150

  • Melissa and Brian Hovey

    $50

  • Kevin Matzke

    $100

  • Susan Caulfield

    $100

  • Steve & Denise Forte

    $100

  • Jacalyn Anderson

    $100

  • Pam Hefner

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John McIntyre

    $100

  • Mayukh Parvin and Rashed Islam

    $100

  • Wes and Karen Peoples

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Grandma Lorraine

    $20

  • Grandma Rose

    $50

  • Doug Simpson

    $200

  • Friends at Dyal and Partners

    $250

  • weston butler

    $100

  • Larry and Michelle Harmsen

    $100

  • The Dewey Family

    $100

  • Tammy and Bill Koen

    $100

  • jill kipp

    $50

  • Oxford Commercial

    $1,000

  • Derek & Julie Lewis

    $500

  • Renaye Vignolo Garabadian

    $100

  • Gilka and Dave Marian

    $50

  • Mary Ann Schwartz, Rachel and Caroline

    $50

  • Jan + Tim Bevan

    $100

  • Margaret Murray Miller

    $200

  • Dick and Sara Rathgeber

    $1,000

  • Susan and Reid Wittliff

    $200

  • The Stevens-Rose Family

    $25

  • Al and Carol Caton

    $50

  • Weaver Family

    $190

  • Michael Achiro

    $100

  • Allison Martin

    $100

  • Todd Schefler

    $100

  • Nikelle Meade

    $100

  • Williams

    $100

  • Parker Keehn

    $25

  • Sarah and Brewster McCracken

    $100

  • Rick Craig

    $100

  • Mary Pennini

    $25

  • Frank and Barbara Kelley

    $100

  • Matthew Foy

    $100

  • Rob and Nan Golding

    $250

  • Steven and Ellen LeBlanc Family Foundation

    $1,000

  • Steven Spears and Rebecca Leonard

    $100

  • Frederick M. Robinson

    $100

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102% Raised of$41,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $121,217 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Greg Weaver

Amount Raised

$42,401

 

102% Raised of$41,500 Goal

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The Hook Girls Beth and Alicia Hook...

Amount Raised

$12,446

 

96% Raised of$13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacy Curtis

Amount Raised

$9,283

 

93% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah and Jennifer Jurica

Amount Raised

$6,580

 

219% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pam Emerson

Amount Raised

$5,754

 

115% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Gredler

Amount Raised

$5,675

 

189% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Morrison

Amount Raised

$4,624

 

154% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jock and Cathy Pool

Amount Raised

$4,580

 

115% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Frederick M. Robinson

Frederick M. Robinson

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Steven Spears and Rebecca Leonard

Steven Spears and Rebecca Leonard

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Steven and Ellen LeBlanc Family Foundation

Steven and Ellen LeBlanc Family Foundation

DONATION: $1,000

7 years ago

Rob and Nan Golding

Rob and Nan Golding

DONATION: $250

7 years ago

Matthew Foy

Matthew Foy

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Frank and Barbara Kelley

Frank and Barbara Kelley

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Mary Pennini

Mary Pennini

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Rick Craig

Rick Craig

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Sarah and Brewster McCracken

Sarah and Brewster McCracken

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Parker Keehn

Parker Keehn

DONATION: $25

7 years ago