Our Mission It started with a boy named Ryan; now it is about him and so many others

JUST TRYAN IT seeks to positively impact the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer by providing them with financial assistance. We strive to instill the importance of philanthropy and service, promote wellness, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to make a difference in their communities.

Our Races Our main fundraising event is a Kids Triathlon

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Chapel Hill, NC

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Bethesda, MD

June 18, 2017

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Alexandria, VA

September 17, 2017

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Our Impact We help families impacted by cancer and teach healthy kids how to give back to their communities

How we help

 

Alex

Alex graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 2013 and began his first year at the United States Military Academy shortly afterward on a path to become an Army Officer. His freshman (“plebe”) y... Read more

ELIZA

I first participated in JUST TRYAN IT in 2013. I have raced in honor of my grandfather and of children who have been helped by JUST TRYAN IT. We had a website t... Read more

Sophia

Sophia was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma with Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome when she was just 20 months old. In the Spring of 2006, at 15 months old, Sophia started stumbling over her own feet an... Read more

Simone

Simone was just 2 years old when she was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma. She was treated with chemotherapy, surgery and cyber knife radiation. It was a long journey with some complications... Read more

Since 2010, we have gifted over $1,529,400 to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate