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.

2021 Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor:

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Dr. Matthew Martin, D.D.S., M.S. – We are so happy to have our Silver Level sponsor back for the second year! We appreciate your heart, Dr. Martin! Matt 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. Matt, 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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We are pleased to welcome Texas Center for Urology (TCURO) as our newest Silver Level sponsor! 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.

If you’re experiencing any problems with your genitourinary system, genital tract, or reproductive system, it’s important for you to be seen by a professional so you can be diagnosed and treated as quickly and as efficiently as possible, and with maximum discretion and compassion. With four convenient locations in the Fort Worth area, TCURO has been serving the local community for over 10 years. For more information please visit https://texascenterforurology.com/

Bronze Level Sponsors:

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We got a chance to meet Julie, the GM, at BODYBAR PILATES in Fort Worth and were blown away with her compassion and desire to become a new sponsor for this cause. Not only are they sponsoring, but you will see their crew volunteering at the event! Thank you so much for your partnership! If you want to challenge your muscle groups, and get a full body workout, you can try one of their 10 locations in the metroplex. It is “high intensity, low impact, Pilates workouts perfect for increasing flexibility, muscle strength, posture and boosting overall health.” Get transformed at https://bodybarpilates.com/

Gregory Smith DO

We are glad to have Dr. Gregory Smith joining us as a new sponsor for 2021! He is board-certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery (Neurosurgery) and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He brings more than 20 years of practical experience to North Texas Neurological & Spine Center. Special interest include sacroiliac disease, lumbar disc and degenerative diseases, peripheral nerve tumors, cervical spine disc and degenerative diseases, cranial issues, and complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. Not only is he a fantastic doctor, he has a big heart for his patients. In the clinic he spends ample time with you to discuss concerns, and outside the office he has a kind and generous heart as demonstrated by his sponsorship and support of this important cause. For an appointment, click https://www.texashealth.org/provider/gregory-heath-smith-do-neurosurgery

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Will Kuo, State Farm – Will Kuo has been a sponsor for Run for Aortic Health since it started 5 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/


ROOT Periodontal and Implant Center – A sincere thanks to Dr. Amit Patel and staff for their 5th 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 7th year in a row! With 6 convenient Dallas Fort Worth locations, check them out at http://www.rootdfw.com/.

Rana Afifi MD

Dr. Rana O. Afifi, M.D. – 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 3rd 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.

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We are proud to present Orangetheory as a new sponsor in 2021! They reached out to us and we are grateful for this partnership, because inside their studio, or out at events like ours, they know it is about community. We appreciate their kind hearts and generous support for our cause. “Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Orangetheory is more than a gym because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.” Check them out at https://www.orangetheory.com/

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A big thank you to MedStar for 4 years of donating an EMS mule or bike team to ensure the safety of our participants!

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.

And thank you to Tom Thumb for our post race snacks/water donation, Jamie Beeler (ThirtyOne Consultant) for the cooler bag, and Tracey Meyrick (massage therapist) for massage gift certificate and volunteering to be there on event day for our participants.

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/ 

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/

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

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