September 11, 2016
BENEFITING: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
ORGANIZER: JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION FOR AORTIC HEALTH
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Hey guys! I'm running the NYC marathon on November 6 for a fantastic cause - aortic health awareness and research! Aortic dissection is a serious medical emergency where there is a tear in the wall of the aorta. It can be fatal if not recognized and treated very quickly. The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health has been working for years to prevent premature death from aortic dissection through research, awareness, and education. I hope to be a part of that!
I'm a medical student planning on specializing in cardiology or critical care. This is exactly the kind of thing I may see multiple times throughout my career, so now I will be able to help these patients both in the hospital AND by running a marathon for them!
But this is a team effort! Any donation you can provide will help! Thanks so much!