WE ARE RUNNING FOR RHINO!!
On Sunday August 18, 2019, for the second year in a row the Ryan Richards Foundation (RRF) has secured numbers for the Falmouth Road Race to run to raise money for the RRF!! We will be running seven miles from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights to run out cancer.
The Ryan Richards Foundation (RRF) was created to honor Ryan Richards, who died at age 40 from NUT Midline Carcinoma in October, 2015. As Ryan put it, “I ran every road race as fast as I could, because if I paced myself, I wouldn’t be able to make up the time later in the race." With no surprise, he lived his life the same way. In an effort to harness his positive energy and to keep his memory alive, we created the RRF.
What we learned with Ryan’s situation is that until you go through something in life, it’s hard to understand it. Unfortunately, we now understand how difficult it is to see someone you love suffering with a life-threatening illness, both physically and emotionally. We experienced the desperate need for medical advancements and the lack of mental health resources. The Foundation’s goal is to make a difference. The Ryan Richards Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization formed by Ryan’s wife, family, and friends in an effort to give back to the community he loved.
First and foremost, we want to help families suffering with cancer. Our donations represent a small tap on the shoulder to let them know that we understand what they’re going through and that they are not alone. To date, we have helped numerous families affected by cancer.
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The foundation has endowed two annual scholarships in Ryan’s memory to local Falmouth High School seniors attending a four year college. Ryan himself received a scholarship to Tufts University and we feel this is a great way honor his work ethic. To apply for a scholarship, please visit the guidance office at Falmouth High School.
On a larger scale, the Ryan Richards Foundation is helping fund medical advancements with a recent donation of $35,000 to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, specifically for NUT Midline Carcinoma clinical trials and Pediatric Brain Cancer research. These funds help finance targeted therapy methods for these cancers. If you would like to help us with this cause, please email: email@example.com