JUST TRYAN IT is raising funds to help families with cancer. We are unique in that we address a family’s financial burdens when dealing with a sick child. We pay mortgages, electric bills, transportation costs, counseling fees, and more. To date, we’ve raised over $275,000 for the Georgetown University Hospital Family Assistance Fund.
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.
How We Help
The generosity, support and commitment of JUST TRYAN IT and its donors provides much-needed funds for children and families served by the Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Blood, and Bone Marrow Transplantation Clinic. 2011 was particularly challenging year and the donation from JUST TRYAN IT helped many families during their time of crisis.
Childhood cancer can create financial crisis as well as emotional crisis for families. Many families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area rely on two incomes to pay the bills. After diagnosis of childhood cancer, one parent must be available to the patient at all times, usually for more than a year. The income of the family is then reduced by 35 to 50 percent. The funds raised by JUST TRYAN IT offer financial assistance so that these families can focus on the most important fight — their child beating cancer.
Below is a list of quarterly reports from Georgetown University Hospital itemizing the important differences JUST TRYAN IT is making in families’ lives. While illuminating some of the important ways JUST TRYAN IT funds help, the below quarterly support summaries do not adequately reflect the true neediness of our families, nor does it convey the relief that our families feel when offered assistance. Paying an electric bill is truly a wonderful gift, but it is not just because the heat and lights are on. Parents are made to feel that they are still able to provide for their children at a time when they feel particularly helpless. Together, we have done a lot to help families in our community but there is always more to do. Join us.
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