Hi! I'm excited to have the chance to run my first marathon as a part of such an important cause.
I'm running in memory of my Uncle Jeff, who passed away from related complications after having survived an aeoritc dissection several years prior. He is dearly missed by our entire family.
For the past few years I've seen the impact of the JRF, and am proud to take another step to help raise awareness for a condition that affects the lives of so many.
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!