Why do I run & fundraise?
Why Team Ritter?
Jon Miller, a Goodguy & a very Good friend of mine.
Jon suddenly collapsed at work and was gone. An autopsy later revealed cause of death...a dissected Aorta that lead to cardiac tamponade. Even if Jon had been in the ER on monitors when he dissected, he still would have only had a 50/50 chance of survival. He was 33, married 3 years, and was absolutely giddy over his 6 month old daughter.
I am honored to once again run, fundraise, educate, & advocate on behalf of #TeamRitter & The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health! As our Team continues to grow, I am fortunate to meet more amazing people tied to this cause, but I realize there is still work to be done. Thank you for your support & generosity!
Funds raised for the JRF will be used to support our vital mission:
- Raising awareness of aortic disease, including risk factors and recognition of symptoms of an acute aortic dissection.
- Improving identification and treatment of individuals at risk for aortic dissections.
- Supplying information regarding proper medical and surgical management of aortic disease.
- Providing support to individuals and families affected by aortic disease.
**If you are interested in running with Team Ritter, please fill out our application at https://tinyurl.com/Ritter-Run
Potential applicants will also need to complete a phone interview and be medically cleared to train for and complete the event(s) selected.
Thanks for applying, donating, supporting Team Ritter and keep spreading awareness!