This race raises funds specifically earmarked for research to be sent to the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health for a better understanding of Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection so that aortic disease can be better understood and managed. It also helps to educate others on the risk factors and symptoms of aortic disease in order to save lives from premature death due to these conditions.
The race is a main fundraising event, but coupled with selling run/awareness merchandise, smaller fundraising ideas and individual donations throughout the year, we raise a generous amount in order to help the mission of the foundation….to save lives. We couldn’t do that without your help and participation; we send you our sincerest thank you.
2016 – Donations alone to the foundation after the director of Run for Aortic Health survived an aortic dissection in mid 2015.
2017 – 5K Run & Strollerthon
What started initially to fund a pregnancy related aortic dissection video, turned into a fundraiser to the foundation after a local hospital took on the awareness video pro bono.
$3,165 from run alone
$7,113.50 – Total to the foundation for the year
2018 – Run for Aortic Health
It was a successful year two for the run as the number of participants increased and more were educated about aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection along the way. Spreading awareness is a top mission of the director. Money for research is outstanding as it is crucial to better understand and manage aortic illness, but educating the general public on the terms and symptoms will also save lives.
$5,514.60 from run alone
$15,540 – Total to the foundation for the year
2019 – Run for Aortic Health
The goal for this year is to continue to increase participants in the run. Can we reach 200 participants? That’s a totally achievable goal! Join us for a flat and easy run and help us continue to spread awareness for these conditions many know so little about; help us change that! Together we will save lives!