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On February 23, 2018, Ryan Darby, the inspiration behind JUST TRYAN IT celebrated 5 years since his treatment for leukemia ended. Ryan, and his mother, Mollie Darby were interviewed on Good Morning, Washington that morning. In case you missed it, check out the segment here.
Join fellow triathletes and all around amazing people in spreading some love and happiness this December. Print out this RAK Calendar and get started! PRINT
Thanks to all the neighborhoods, schools, and businesses that helped us collect candy this year. A special shout out to these candy captains: Kelley Keats, Allison Farnworth, Jeanne Dombcik, Wendy Albano, Kristen Pavlicek, Margarita Escaler, Maripat Metcalf, Lauren Hostetler, Grace Bell, Kate Newman. And, thank you to these schools and businesses: Duke School Faculty Smith … Continue reading 1000 Pounds of Candy Delivered!
Do you have more candy in your house than you can eat? Why not give it away! We are collecting candy and delivering it to the families and staff in the pediatric hematology / oncology clinic at UNC Children’s hospital. Brighten someone else’s day with a treat. Now through November 16th. Interested in helping with … Continue reading Candy Drive, North Carolina
(Tuesday, June 13, 2017) Bethesda-resident Ryan Darby was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in December of 2009. During treatment, it was tough, his body took a toll. He got headaches, pain in his knees and pain in his back. During that time, he received so much love and support from family and friends. That support … Continue reading JUST TRYAN IT HOLDS 8TH ANNUAL RACE IN BETHESDA ON SUNDAY, JUNE 18
Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award At each race we give an award to a race day volunteer that spreads enthusiasm, happiness, and a touch of goofiness to our event. This year’s winner is Kasey Parker. See all the nominations below with submissions made from the various race Captains. To learn more about the award, and Ken, whom … Continue reading Ken Caputo Award Nominations, May 21, 2017
Congratulations to all our racers, especially our winners on Sunday, May 21 in Chapel Hill. These winners will receive ribbons in the mail and a gift card to Triangle Rock Club. Boys 8 and Under Mini Course: Avery N, Jacob F Girls 8 and Under Mini Course: Yari B, Mae B Boys 9-10 Mini Course: Camden … Continue reading Our Race Winners from Sunday, May 21 in Chapel Hill
Hi! My name is Lindsay! I’m 12 years old, I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, my favorite book is The Hunger Games, I’m a Wisconsin Badgers fan, and, when I was three, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I’m here today to share my story, but my story doesn’t end with cancer, that’s just the beginning … Continue reading Read Our STAR Lindsay’s Comments from NC’s Opening Ceremonies on May 21, 2017
Charity Race THIS SUNDAY 5/21 in Chapel Hill to Benefit Families with Children Being Treated for Cancer
ATTENTION: GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTERS/PRODUCERS On Sunday, May 21, 2017, JUST TRYAN IT will run its 2nd race in Chapel Hill, NC at the Chapel Hill Country Club. JUST TRYAN IT raises money for families with children being treated for cancer. In addition to the cost of treatment, families face many indirect costs related to a … Continue reading Charity Race THIS SUNDAY 5/21 in Chapel Hill to Benefit Families with Children Being Treated for Cancer
It was a typical Saturday morning in April 2005. My children, Avi and Ellie, ages 2 and 5, were playing downstairs with my husband, Jeff. Avi decided to come upstairs to get me. I heard him coming up the stairs and then I heard a blood-curdling scream. I jumped out of bed and ran to … Continue reading Bobbi Spector: A Mother’s Story for Mother’s Day 2017