John Ritter Foundation Selected to Be a Charity Partner of the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon

The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) is proud to announce it has been selected as an official charity of the ASICS LA Marathon to take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  We are excited to have this opportunity to offer an additional Team Ritter event to increase awareness of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and raise money to support our mission.  And we are also excited because this event offers opportunities for marathoners AND half-marathoners.

We are looking for a team of people who are passionate about increasing awareness of aortic dissection and its risk factors, committed to raising money to support our mission, and who want to train for and run the marathon.  Here is what a past Team Ritter member had to say about the being a part of Team Ritter:

“If you are passionate about raising awareness – do it…You will have an experience of a lifetime.  You will meet a group of amazing people.  You will leave the experience with not only a finisher’s medal, but a support system of people who have the same passion as you do!  You will make an impact on other people’s lives by sharing your story…You will feed off the enthusiasm of others on the team and will finish your marathon journey a changed person.  I can honestly say the past four plus months have been the most amazing months in my life.  More people then I could have ever imagined have been touched by the knowledge that has been shared by Team Ritter members.”

For this event, full marathon slots and relay slots are available.  Relay teams are made up of 2 people – one person runs 12.9 miles, and the other person runs 13.3 miles.  If you are interested in applying for a spot on the team, please fill out an application.  Have questions?  Please send an email to

If you are not a runner but would like to support Team Ritter, please send an email describing your skills or interests and how you would like to help to  Donations to the JRF can also be made through our website.  Thank you for your support!


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