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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Baltimore, MD

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Chapel Hill, NC

May 21, 2017

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Bethesda, MD

June 18, 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



Judson was diagnosed on January 18, 2014 with Standard Risk-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). At the young age of 2 Judson’s childhood changed drastically- play dates were no longer th... Read more


Elle was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 5 years old (2007). Elle faced many challenges during her young life. She suffered a stroke, lost the use of her right hand and leg, had to re-... Read more

Elizabeth & Mary Kate

Elizabeth and Mary Kate race for their late Aunt Mary Kay, who died at the age of 16 from Hodgkins Lymphoma. For their entire family, JUST TRYAN IT is an opportunity to both rem... Read more


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

Since 2010, we have gifted over $1,005,000 to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate