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Candy Drive 2020

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 at UNC Children’s hospitals. Brighten someone else’s day with a treat. Now through November 18th. Interested in helping with the collections? Contact Carrie. Current collection

2019-11-02T07:23:03-07:00October 30th, 2019|

JTI Holds 10th Annual Race in Bethesda Sunday, June 16, 2019

(Bethesda, MD, Friday, April 26, 2019) - 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

2019-05-01T20:55:31-07:00May 1st, 2019|

Kyairah is a cancer warrior. Let’s help her family fight.

Kyairah is a resilient and determined 8 year old girl who was initially diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age 3. She completed her therapy at age 5, however at age 7, she presented with recurrent metastatic disease. She completed additional therapy this past May but unfortunately, she has relapsed again from therapy. Despite long hospitalizations

2018-12-19T06:50:04-07:00December 18th, 2018|

Candy and Smiles Delivered!

This fall, JUST TRYAN IT collected and delivered candy to UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC and Inova Children's in Alexandria, VA. While we can all recognize that candy is not a recipe for health, the staff at the hospital report that the candy generates smiles on faces and serves to temporarily relieve

2018-12-19T09:54:46-07:00December 13th, 2018|

Meet Our 2019 Race Directors

This amazing group of individuals is leading our 2019 races in 4 different states. We are so excited to work with them and watch the magic they create in their communities. Karen Cox, Chapel Hill Karen Cox’s background is in Human Resources and Executive Recruiting. Karen has

2018-10-30T16:54:50-07:00October 1st, 2018|

Ryan Darby Celebrates 5 Year Cancerversary

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.

2018-10-30T16:54:50-07:00February 27th, 2018|

1000 Pounds of Candy Delivered!

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

2018-10-31T18:44:06-07:00November 28th, 2017|