We exist to spread awareness of aortic health and prevent unnecessary suffering through genetic research, widespread education, and radical advocacy. Every year, undiagnosed and misdiagnosed aortic dissections are responsible for a staggering number of tragically avoidable deaths. Since losing John, I've devoted myself to shining a much-needed light on thoracic aortic disease. The John Ritter Foundation and I are committed to alleviating this unnecessary suffering caused by the devastating lack of aortic awareness.
—Amy Yasbeck

Ritter Rules

The Ritter Rules were created to educate how to recognize, treat and prevent thoracic aortic dissection. Read the rules. Save a life. 

Become an #AortaSupporta

With your support, we’re able to bring awareness and fund the essential research needed to learn the causes of thoracic aortic disease so that we can prevent unnecessary loss.

I want to be remembered as just a guy who was interested in the golden thread of humanity that intertwines us all together.
—John Ritter