In the winter of 2007, a group of women got together and began running. After nine months of training, all of the women completed the Iron Girl triathlon in Columbia, MD under the team name “Just Tri It”. This was a first for all of us. We began to do more races and more women joined us. We laughed, pushed, sweated, and cared for one another through training, and when Ryan Darby was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of 2009, we sprung into action to support our racing friend, Mollie and her family. Since his name is Ryan, we decided to change our group name to JUST TRYAN IT in his honor.
In the spring of 2010, JUST TRYAN IT was established as a 501(c)3 foundation. Our mission is 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 leading fundraiser is a children’s triathlon. We empower healthy kids to help sick kids by seeking out pledges and raising awareness of the many struggles facing families with sick children.