BENEFITING: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
ORGANIZER: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
I feel so fortunate to, once again, be a member of Team Ritter in 2013 as an alumni runner. My husband qualified and will be running the ING NYC Marathon. Last year, he was looking for ways I could run and found The John Ritter Foundation had a spot open. I was intrigued, to say the least! John Ritter was one of my favorite actors. Jack Tripper's character and physical humor on Three's Company gave my brother and me many laughs. Jack has psyched my husband and me up before many races as the show so nicely airs at 4 and 4:30a.m. on Sunday mornings.
I worked as a Circulating RN for 13 years in Cardiothoracic Surgery and have been involved in emergent cases with aortic aneurysms and dissections. I have a true understanding of how crucial early detection is. Running is a love of mine. The ING NYC Marathon will be my seventh marathon. Running a marathon for a personal goal is wonderful, but this will be the first time I am able to run for a greater purpose. I am excited to contribute to increased awareness for aortic dissections and its risk factors. What could be better than doing something you love while helping others in honor of such a wonderful man? Go Team Ritter!
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