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

Registration opens February 15

Chapel Hill, NC

May 21, 2017

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Registration opens March 18

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

 

GEORGE

I first participated in JUST TRYAN IT in 2011. One year I raced in honor of a boy named Jamal who had been fighting cancer. It motivated me to race harder knowing I was helping ... Read more

STEPHEN

My family has been bleeding Carolina Blue since my brother joined the football team 6 years ago. You could imagine my excitement my senior year when I was recruited to play there as well. While ... 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

MATTIE

Our son, Mattie, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) when he was six years old. Mattie endured 14 months of treatment including high dosage chemotherapies, experimental immunotherapy, ... Read more

Since 2010, we have gifted over $1,314,400 to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate