The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health is one of Amazon’s charity partners. The Amazon smile program allows Amazon customers to choose a charity that will receive 0.5% of the total price on all eligible purchases. You can go to to shop and choose The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health from the drop down menu of charities or use this link to shop on Amazon to donate to the JRF.

We have received many requests for the link to purchase the 2014 Team Ritter Support Crew TCS NYC Marathon T-shirts. You can buy the T-shirts here. Thank you for your support. Go Team Ritter!

The Milewicz group is dedicated to research focused on improving vascular and aortic health. Recent publications from Dr. Milewicz and her colleagues led to an invitation to be “Lab of the Month” from the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO). Read more about them here.

You can support the John Ritter Foundation (JRF) by shopping at fiVe BELoW stores in the Chicagoland area between August 1 and August 9, 2014.   Read more

Amy Yasbeck is the recipient of the 2014 Aortic Disease Advocacy Award for her work in establishing the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health. The University of Kentucky Aortic Program presents this award to individuals who have raised awareness of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of aortic diseases. Awardees will be honored at the University of Kentucky 2014 Aortic Symposium Dinner on September 5, 2014.

It can be difficult to find others to talk to who understand what aortic disease is like.  The John Ritter Foundation is pleased to pass along information about a support group meeting organized by a survivor of aortic dissection in Michigan.  Everyone that has been affected by aortic disease is welcome to attend and support each other.  Here are the details: Read more

Thank you to the Omaha World-Herald for this powerful story of how medical education and process change saved a life.  Thank you, Nebraska Methodist Health System, our TAD Coalition partner, for your efforts to educate your medical team on aortic dissection!  Read the story here.

The 4th annual ADLER PADDLER will be held this Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at 2014 Belmont Shore in Long Beach, California.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  The event is being held to remember Steve Adler, increase awareness of aortic disease, and to raise funds for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.

This is a free event but proceeds will be raised through stand up paddling (SUP) board rentals, T-shirt sales, and a raffle that will include a RIVIERA PADDLESURF SUP board, Quickblade Items, Hurley, and many more.  Participants who don’t have a SUP board and arrive early can rent a board for a donation to the cause (limited supply). Read more

The John Ritter Foundation (JRF) is proud to announce it has been selected as an official charity of the TCS New York City Marathon to take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014.  We are honored to have been chosen once again.

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 some past Team Ritter runners had to say about the experience: Read more

Tim Ealer’s father, George, passed away due to complications of an aortic dissection. Since then, Tim has learned that this disease can run in families. He spoke with a reporter about his dad and the importance of screening (aortic imaging) if you have a family history of thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or dissection. Watch the interview here:  Tim Ealer on 41 Today (NBC/WMGT).

Learn more here:  Your Aortic Health.