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

Next Registration in 2017

Chapel Hill, NC

2nd Annual in 2017

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Bethesda, MD

June 19th

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Baltimore, MD

September 11th

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Registration in 2017

Park City, UT

Coming in 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



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


Jamal was diagnosed with stage 3 of Burkitt’s lymphoma on October 25, 2013. He started chemotherapy at Georgetown hospital and finished on January 17, 2014. He is now in remission and tryi... Read more


Peter was two and had a new baby brother, when in January 2013, he became very ill due to a rare blood disorder called HLH. A few months later, he also developed seve... Read more


Isilma was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 4 years old and was treated with chemotherapy for three years. She remembers having to be in the hospital a lot and having fun with her doctors an... Read more

Since 2010, we have gifted over $750,000 to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate