Julianne Freck spent her summer with families fighting cancer at the Lighthouse Family Retreat. Lighthouse offers restorative retreats to families with a child in cancer treatment. Julianne was a counselor there this summer.
KJ Mack was recognized during DPAC’s Local Hero Spotlight for the positive impact he makes on the Triangle through his fundraising and volunteering with JUST TRYAN IT. To date he has raised over $30,000 for JUST TRYAN IT.
Ryan Darby and his brothers in Phi Delta Gamma (FIJI) at the University of South Carolina raised over $12,500 for JUST TRYAN IT in their annual Head Shave for Hope benefit.
Durham Academy, students in their junior year volunteer and work to raise funds for a charity of their choice. Seniors Benny Klein and Isabella Strauss presented to the underclassmen and inspired them to follow in their footsteps. Thank you to the entire Class of 2020 for their contribution to JTI and for living our
The Triangle Day School student council recently sponsored a double-elimination Super Smash Bro’s video game competition/fundraiser with the winner choosing the charity. Students and teachers paid $5 to enter the tournament. Over $200 was raised during the evening. Thanks to Brandon, this year’s winner, for selecting JUST TRYAN IT as the recipient! Triangle Day
Our volunteers are so sweet! JTI volunteers drop off lots of candy at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake, North Carolina.
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
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
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
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
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