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JUST TRYAN IT Helps 377 Families With $72,954.43 

During the 2nd quarter of 2017, $72,952.43 raised by JUST TRYAN IT triathletes and sponsors was distributed to 377 families with a child in active cancer treatment. These families struggling with the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis were able to remain in their home, put food on their table, safely travel to treatment, and maintain access to critical cancer care and support. Together, we provided patients and caregivers with direct financial gifts and gift cards, enabling them to refocus on their cancer care, get their children well, and bridge the gap between hospital and home.

Meet Tyler.

Tyler is a kind 19-year-old young man who loves to play the drums and spend time with his tight-knit family. With a pastor for a father, Tyler quickly learned importance of helping others and loves to give back to his community. 

Tyler’s faith and positivity have remained prominent in his live, even throughout his history with osteosarcoma of the pelvis. He has endured a radical pelvic resection, placement of a hip prosthesis, intensive chemotherapy, and additional surgeries, all requiring frequent and lengthy hospitalizations and extensive physical therapy.

Tyler's mother works at a nursing home. Both parents have needed to take frequent absences from their respective jobs in order to  accompany Tyler to his appointments and care for their two other children, resulting in a significant loss of income. The church community did what they could to help Tyler and his family during their time of need, but Tyler’s treatment was extensive, and the out-of-pocket medical costs continued to mount. 

Overwhelmed by their new financial reality, Tyler's parents reached out to their social worker at Inova Health for assistance. The social worker identified the family’s most urgent needs and contacted Family Reach, JUST TRYAN IT's distribution partner. Immediately, a grant was issued to cover Tyler’s family’s housing costs, providing a significant amount of relief for his parents.

Ronny and his wife expressed an immense amount of gratitude for the assistance that was provided as such a critical time. We are thrilled to report that Tyler has entered the maintenance phase of treatment and is looking forward to attending college in the fall.

Alexandria, VA Triathlon Price Increase September 1 


Need more JUST TRYAN IT? We are honored to be working with Episcopal High School and Inova Children's Hospital to serve more families in the Greater Washington, DC area. Ages 6-14 years old - we will have two courses of varying lengths. Sign up now - registration fees increase September 1st.
REGISTER NOW for ALEXANDRIA

Volunteer Spotlight

At our Alexandria race, we are delighted to have Patricia "Patty" Collins joining us. Patty is a gold medal winning paratriathlete and 25 year retired Colonel from the US Army. The morning after her return from international competition in Rotterdam, Patty will be helping racers at the bike dismount. We are so fortunate to have a pro joining us on race day! Join Patty and volunteer today. (Patty is pictured on the left below).
VOLUNTEER TODAY

Bethesda Race Slideshow

Thanks to the Fays Family and our team of photographers from race day.

 2017 Alexandria Race Sponsors

Thank you to these area businesses for supporting our cause. Please join us as a corporate sponsor. We welcome introductions to area businesses as well.
BECOME A SPONSOR

Marine Corp Marathon Charity Spots

Support Our Racers or Run the Amazing MCM!

JUST TRYAN IT is proud to be a charity sponsor for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon. Join our team as a runner or consider supporting our team at the link below. Each of them is training hard and would love your help reaching their goals. (The minimum fundraising requirement as a runner is only $250.) Click here for more information.
REGISTER NOW or SUPPORT Our MCM Team
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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.       

JUST TRYAN IT is a registered 501(c)3 corporation. Tax ID #27-2059196.

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