Thank you to all of our sponsors!  Without you, this platform would not be possible.  We appreciate your support more than words can express.

*If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at runforaortichealth@gmail.com.  We would love any support you could offer.

2022 Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsor:


We are extremely pleased to have a new partnership with Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth!  If ever in an emergency, one wants to be sure they are in good hands, and in a place capable of treating their condition; Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital is that place. They are the first North Texas heart hospital solely devoted to treating patients with heart conditions and cardiovascular disease. As a part of Baylor Scott & White, the Baylor Scott & White- Heart and Vascular Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in innovative, comprehensive patient care, whose program provides the full scope of care for any heart or vascular disorder. Their website has a Heart Speak podcast area you can visit to educate yourself on a number of topics to include Aortic Dissection. We are grateful for their support and compassion to our cause, and the life saving work they are devoted to daily. You can find more information on their website at https://www.bswhealth.com/heart-and-vascular-hospital/

Silver Level Sponsor:


We want to give a big welcome and thank you to Tom Thumb! Tom Thumb (7th Street, Fort Worth) has always been a great support by providing our post race snacks and water. This year we were connected with corporate and are pleased to share that Tom Thumb is our newest Silver Level Sponsor! We appreciate your support of this cause, and for supporting our participants!  https://local.tomthumb.com/tx/fort-worth/2400-w-7th-st.html?utm_source=G&utm_medium=Maps&utm_campaign=G+Places

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We are so happy to have our Silver Level sponsor back for the 3rd year! We appreciate your heart, Dr. Martin! Dr. Martin is an Endodontist, a dentist who specializes in handling dental problems that involve the nerve tissue and blood vessels located inside the tooth. Using technology and specialized technique, he can comfortably treat and allow you to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation. Dr. Martin and his professional staff are sure to make you feel comfortable and quickly take care of your endodontic needs. He not only cares about your oral health, but has a heart for other initiatives like this cause. Dr. Martin, thank you so much for your generosity and support. Whatever your endodontic need, he is definitely worth the drive to Richardson. For an appointment call: (972) 783-8811    

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Welcome back Texas Center for Urology (TCURO) for a second year as a Silver Level sponsor! We can’t thank our legacy sponsors enough! TCURO is another wonderful example of a medical team joining forces with us to help educate and spread awareness for a condition that needs much more recognition. Thank you for your generosity and compassion toward this cause. With four convenient locations in the Fort Worth area and serving the local community for over 10 years, these providers understand their patients come with sensitive issues, hence they operate with maximum discretion and compassion. For more information, please visit https://texascenterforurology.com/.

Bronze Level Sponsors:

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We were introduced to WellMed by the affiliated physicians at MidCities OB/GYN. We are grateful for the connection and their support the last few years. They have provided baggies/goodies for all race participants in the past, numerous past volunteers for race day, and this year topped it off with a generous monetary sponsorship! Thank you so much WellMed! WellMed is a network of doctors, specialists and other medical professionals that specialize in providing care for older adults. They empower patients to live healthier through the support of an entire medical team that works together to provide the best care possible. Specialists include cardiology, podiatry, dermatology, rheumatology, neurology, palliative care, wound care, hospital medicine and more.  Check out their website at https://www.wellmedhealthcare.com/


We always get excited to welcome new sponsors! Joining us this year is StretchLab, Waterside! We got the chance to speak with AJ, the owner, and are so grateful for his compassion toward this cause. You will get a chance to meet AJ and his team on race day as they demo the benefits of StretchLab for you! “There’s no one reason why people find themselves at StretchLab. Some clients are looking to improve their sports performance, some are looking to decrease joint pain and others simply just want a great stretch. No matter what brings you into StretchLab – the benefits of a professional assisted stretching routine are tremendous.” Be sure to stop at their tent after your run!

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Will Kuo has been a sponsor for Run for Aortic Health since it started 6 years ago! He has supported the David family, and many other families affected by aortic disease through his generosity. Not only do Will and his team sponsor, they set up a vendor table bringing their AMAZING energy to the race site every year! Thank you for your continued support of aortic disease awareness!  Remember, preparing for the unexpected (like an aortic dissection or a destroyed home) is a must BEFORE something happens in your life. Serving all over the DFW metroplex, they can help you manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize your dreams.  Let Will and his team help protect you and your family. Check out his website: https://kuoknows.com/


A sincere thanks to Dr. Amit Patel and staff for their 6th year sponsoring Run for Aortic Health! Your bright and healthy smile is their top priority, but you are more than a patient here. They care deeply for their patients and are tremendous in heart by supporting initiatives of other wellness areas, like aortic health. We are thankful for your support Root! Root has phenomenal customer service, making patients feel comfortable in their care and has been recognized as “Best Periodontist in Denton County” and “Best Dental Implant Dentist” for the 8th year in a row! With 6 convenient Dallas Fort Worth locations, check them out at http://www.rootdfw.com/.

Rana Afifi MD

Dr. Afifi is the Assistant Professor of vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School, in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and works in the vascular division at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Afifi has written book chapters, and published and reviewed articles on all topics regarding aortic disease, treatments, and techniques. She is an incredible human being. She is not only highly trained and skilled in her work, but she is an active participant of many aortic initiatives, conferences, and important research. This is her 4th year to sponsor this event and we appreciate her support. Rana, thank you for your generosity and ALL you do for patients in the aortic community. If you or a loved one need a Cardiovascular appointment, you can even set up virtual visits with her. We highly recommend this real life super hero who saves lives daily. For an appointment, please call (713) 486-5100.


We want to welcome our newest sponsor, FXMMA! The owner, Professor or “Coach” Francis May, has a long history of experience in Western Boxing, Folkstyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. He also has over 15 years of coaching experience, where he has trained and mentored athletes of all ages in competition. Not only is he dedicated to the improvement of every person that walks in the gym door, he has a heart for the improvement of education, treatment, and research in the aortic field. We thank FXMMA for their compassion to this cause. If you are interested in learning a martial art for the first time, want to get physically fit, or preparing for the combat sports competition…FXMMA has the program for you! Classes/Memberships in Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and Kickboxing are available! For more information on adult or youth classes, go to https://www.fxmma.com/. Email information@FXMMA.com or call them at 972-400-7971.

In-Kind Donors:

A special thank you goes to our local running stores that have donated items to our raffle this year with compassionate hearts. They understand the passion and heart that is behind this good cause and helped to make a nice raffle for our event. We sincerely appreciate their collaborative support. Be sure to return their support as you look for your next run items. We also want to thank BodyBar Pilates for providing all the water this year.

And a HUGE thank you for our volunteers being there on event day for our participants. We could not do this without your support.

Anonymous donors/fundraisers:

We want to give a special shoutout to the anonymous sponsors, donors, and side fundraising efforts provided by incredible individuals.

ALL of your support and efforts help hold this event which spreads awareness to the general public, and supports the research funds we generate through the event. Without all our sponsor dollars, in kind donations, and side fundraising efforts to get the event started, it would not be possible. Your contributions make this awareness race happen, and we thank you wholeheartedly.

Past Sponsors

Primrose School of Bedford                                     https://www.primroseschools.com/schools/bedford/

Will Kuo, State Farm                                                                                               https://kuoknows.com/

ROOT Periodontal and Implant Center                                                               http://www.rootdfw.com/ 

Dr. Mattthew Martin, D.D.S., M.S.                                                             https://www.martinendo.com/

Dr. Rana Afifi, M.D. (Vascular Surgery)

Dr. Gregory Smith, M.D. (NeuroSurgery)

Topgolf                                                                                                  https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

MedStar                                                                                                          http://www.medstar911.org/

MidCities OB/GYN                                                                                  http://www.mcnt.com/sites/mcob

WellMed                                                                                            https://www.wellmedhealthcare.com/

Orange Theory                                                                                            https://www.orangetheory.com/

BodyBar Pilates                                                                                                 https://bodybarpilates.com/

JWP (Jim Williams Plumbing)                                                                  https://jimwilliamsplumbing.com/

Texas Center for Urology                                                                         https://texascenterforurology.com/

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