Gabriella “Gabby”, age two, is the youngest of 12 children. Gabby was born with down syndrome and earlier this year, was diagnosed with leukemia. Gabriella’s mother needed to quit working entirely in order to be there for her daughter, while dad does his best to maintain his full-time schedule. Gabby has spent the majority
Dominic (in red shirt) is an adorable 3-year-old little boy who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017. Sadly, his treatment has been met with several complications. Dominic lives with his parents and three siblings in Virginia. His mother has stopped working entirely, while his father has needed to take time away from his job
Tim Mooney Joins JUST TRYAN IT as Director of Development to change the world for families battling childhood cancer (Monday, October 15, 2018, Bethesda, MD) JUST TRYAN IT is proud to announce the hiring of Timothy J. Mooney as director of development. Mooney is the former director of philanthropy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of
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
In a year long quest to learn about the difference between empathy and sympathy, the Durham Academy 8th grade advisory, led by Randee Haven-O'Donnell met at UNC Children's hospital with doctors, social workers, and members of the child support team including Schall, a therapy dog. Carrie Norry spoke to them about JUST TRYAN IT
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
On September 21, 2018, 4 Landon high school students attended the Biden Cancer Initiative's culminating event in downtown Washington, DC. Armen S, Vernon H, Jonathan C, and Johnny M learned about the variety of approaches to cancer care research throughout the country from panels of experts. Thanks to these gentlemen for participating. We are
Winner: Pierson Gammage At each race we give an award to a race day volunteer that spreads enthusiasm, happiness, and a touch of goofiness to our event. Run Course Captain Deb Povinelli wrote, “Pierson was just before the shortcourse turn around and never stopped jumping, ringing the cowbell, and high-fiving every
Nevie is a rising second grader at Burgundy Farm Country Day School. She learned about JUST TRYAN IT last year from some of her classmates and loved participating in the 2017 triathlon. Her mom, Betsy, is a childhood cancer survivor so Nevie knows how important it is to raise funds for this important cause.
Winner: Zoe Toscos At each race we give an award to a race day volunteer that spreads enthusiasm, happiness, and a touch of goofiness to our event. As one team member wrote,“Zoe was in the Start Zone and was INVALUABLE. She was wonderful with the kids, handled all the nervousness and kept
After hearing about Meaghan's bone marrow transplant and struggles with cancer, the St. Michael's School of Cary students took to pen and paper. They wrote uplifting notes to Meaghan that were more than just "get well." As Stars Coordinator, Alisa Wiener said, "These cards take my breathe away. The students seem to know her
Winner: Tim Cohen At each race we give an award to a race day volunteer that spreads enthusiasm, happiness, and a touch of goofiness to our event. “Tim stood out from the moment he arrived. Even before the volunteer meeting, he was eager to help and jumped in to hang signs and unload equipment. His unwavering enthusiasm
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