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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Chapel Hill, NC

April 29, 2018

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Bethesda, MD

June 17, 2018

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Alexandria, VA

September 16, 2018

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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


Whitaker - Face of the Race

Two-year old Whitaker lives with his parents and sister. Eighteen months ago he was diagnosed with Stage IV, high-risk Neuroblastoma, and has been battling ever since, accumulating almost 200 ni... Read more

Trent - Face of the Race

My name is Trent, I’m 16 years old. I was born in Rhode Island, Read more

Ryan - Our Inspiration

Hi, I am Ryan Darby and I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when I was 6 years old. December 23rd, 2009, when most families were getting ready to celebr... Read more

Fionn - Face of the Race

Fionn was diagnosed with A.L.L. just a few days after his 4th birthday. Although he went into remission very quickly, the treatment for males with A.L.L. is 3.5 years long. Fionn is doing great.... Read more

Since 2010, we have gifted over $1,750,000+ to families fighting childhood cancer. Donate