Why are we running for Team Ritter?
For big meaning of course! Our amazing little DFW team holds two things in common: our love for running and Carmen David.
Carmen David had an aortic dissection, a tear in the body's main artery, the aorta, just 22 hours after delivering her second daughter. Correctly diagnosed, but delayed emergency surgery nearly cost Carmen her life (3 hospital transfers). Fortunately she survived to tell her tale, got back to cautious running, and inspired others along the way. This 50th Anniversary of the NYC Marathon will be about more than running. It is about friendship, support and the outreach this awesome team will be doing TOGETHER for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health!
***Please DONATE and help us reach our fundraising goal!
Who are we?
Stephanie Hoang- local Frunner celeb, Team Ritter alum, and dear friend to many! #crazyasianrunner
Rachel Meador- An Ambassador for many races and a great example of a decent human! Always fit and fighting for causes, this will be her first time on Team Ritter!
Adrian Zaporozan- runner, hockey fan, and friend of the David family, Adrian is excited to be a part of Team Ritter 2020!
Penny Wilbanks-as a runner and training coach, she's a familiar face to many "Frunners". She's run in many states and is ready to rock NYC with Team Ritter!
Vanessa Patchen-runner and close friend to the David family, this long time JRF supporter will officially don the Team Ritter shirt for NYC Marathon 2020.
Carmen David- patient advocate, runner: back to running, but not cleared to run a full marathon (yet), so for now makes an awesome cheerleader of those running for her.
DFW takes NYC!!!
**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. Keep spreading awareness!