2015 Recap

Team Ryan hosted and participated in several events in 2015 to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. We were honored to make significant donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee  , Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

The Inaugural Golf Outing held on June 26 at Little Turtle Golf Club was a huge success. With 120 golfers, celebrity appearances, great prizes from our sponsors and perfect conditions everyone who participated had a great day. Team Ryan raised $23,000 for The Research Institute of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Team Ryan participated in the event Road Hockey to Conqueror Cancer in Toronto to raise funds for The Princess Margaret Hospital. We raised over $17,000 CDN for cancer research.

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Once again this year Team Ryan partnered with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Blue Jackets Foundation to sell 50/50 Raffle tickets. Always a fun evening, the total amount was over $11,500 with  half going to the 50/50 winner and half to pediatric cancer research.

It was a great year for Team Ryan and we are excited to continue to honor our beloved Ryan and raise funding for pediatric cancer research. If you have any fundraising ideas or want to get involved with Team Ryan, please contact us through this website.

We appreciate our family, friends, corporate partners and everyone who supports Team Ryan. Happy New Year and Go Team Go.

St. Jude Marathon Weekend

For the fifth straight year Team Ryan has participated in the St Jude Marathon in Memphis, Tennessee. The marathon weekend is an amazing, positive weekend in Memphis. Running, walking or jogging through the campus and being with the children of St Jude reminds us how important our fundraising efforts are. Registering with Team Ryan to become a St Jude Hero and participating in a St Jude event will be a life changing experience. Please check this website in the future for more information regarding Team Ryan and become a St Jude Hero. This year Team Ryan raised over $42,000.00 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the past five years, Team Ryan has raised in access of $200,000.00 during the Marathon weekends. 154709_10150332150125214_7887510_n

A Night with Monsters

Another fun night selling 50/50 Raffle tickets for Team Ryan in Cleveland, Ohio. On November 28, Team Ryan partnered with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League for their in game 50/50 Raffle. We are honored to help sell raffle tickets and raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

Team Ryan Partners with Blue Jacket Foundation

On November 4 we were honored to partner with the Columbus Blue Jacket Foundation to sell 50/50 Raffle tickets at a Blue Jacket’s game. The night was a great success and a lot of fun for everyone. The total jackpot was $10775.00 with Team Ryan and the Jackets Foundation both receiving funds to benefit pediatric cancer research.

Las Vegas Event July 25

Avalon Landing & McMullan’s Irish Pub Host Summer Social July 25 to Support the Team Ryan and Cure 4 The Kids Foundations
Retired veteran hockey player Jeff Christian, who played for 1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder, lost his daughter Ryan in 2013 after a three-year battle fighting a rare pediatric cancer. He returns to Las Vegas to host a charity event to raise money for the Team Ryan Foundation, which was created in her honor, and the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which addresses the specialized health care needs of children in Nevada and the surrounding regions for children with or without medical insurance or the ability to pay for treatment.
Local band Avalon Landing will perform an exclusive acoustic set and there will be an opportunity to win great prizes and experiences via raffle drawings. There is no cost for entry and donations will be raised through the purchase of $4 cans of Guinness and Carlsberg Beer, special food and craft items, raffle tickets and direct donations to the charities.
When: July 25, 7 pm
Where: McMullan’s Irish Pub – Shenanigan’s
4650 W Tropicana Ave #110, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Media Opportunities:
Jeff Christian and a representative from Cure 4 Kids will be available for both pre-event and onsite interviews.

About the Team Ryan Foundation:
In 2010 Ryan Christian was diagnosed with a pediatric cancer so rare it affects just one in three million children, and after three years of a long, hard fight, she lost her battle on January 24, 2013.

Ryan was a little girl who touched many and her journey was chronicled on The Today Show ( as she and her parents Jeff and Dorie helped her fight this disease with the support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a legion of fans. Ryan’s life revolved around giving and helping others, although she herself was enduring so much. Her parents chose to honor her spirit with the creation of the Team Ryan Charitable Foundation, which was founded to fund pediatric cancer research and care for children like Ryan and families like Ryan’s.

About Cure 4 The Kids:
The 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jonathan Bernstein to ensure children with life threatening illnesses received proper medical attention regardless of their family’s income or presence of health insurance. To date, more than 8,000 patients have been treated by physicians and medical staff at the Children’s Specialty Center and Hemophilia Treatment Center. The Children’s Specialty Center provides medical treatment to children facing devastating diseases such as cancer, rheumatological diseases, as well as rare and ultra rare diseases. All our providers are Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) of Nevada is the only Federally recognized HTC in the state. It is one of 140 HTCs around the country which provides individual services to children and adults with inherited bleeding disorders. Studies show people with Hemophilia who are treated at Federally recognized HTCs have lower overall healthcare costs, lower hospitalization rates and lower mortality rates than non-HTC users. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care plan ensures patients at The Children’s Specialty Center and the Hemophilia Treatment center receive medical treatment regardless of family income or presence of medical insurance.
Media Contact:
Maggie Feldman Rubenstein

President Jeff Christian Meets with Logan Ohio Rotary

Part of the job of President of Team Ryan is to get out a bring awareness to pediatric cancer research. Speaking before the Logan Rotary Club , Jeff  shared Ryan’s story, discussed the mission of Team Ryan, what the money donated to Team Ryan is used for and how everyone can help. If you would like to have Team Ryan at your event, please contact us at


 Team Ryan Garage Sale a Big Success

A local garage sale held in the Columbus Ohio area raised $1300 dollars for Team Ryan. Donations were collected for two weeks and , with the help of several volunteers, the day was a big success. This money will be donated to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the St Jude Marathon weekend in December. Thanks to all those you donated, those who helped organize and those of who helped at the actual sale.

Greensview Elementary Raises Money for Team Ryan

Team Ryan Charitable Foundation would like to thank Greensview Elementary in Upper Arlington, Ohio and the fourth grade class for their donation of over $3600. Spearheaded by the teachers, Christy Kish, Suzanne Kotch and Sarah Boeckman, the students held a Rock a Thon fundraiser on December 18, 2013 in the school gym. The students rocked in rocking chairs, played games and read. The Event was featured on Columbus Local tv channel 10.  Team Ryan raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

Team Ryan Raises Over $27000 for St Jude

Over thirty people representing Team Ryan helped raise $27600 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Although the marathon was cancelled due to weather , Team Ryan was honored to continue to support St Jude. Team Ryan has raised over $75000 for St Jude over the past four years. This year was particularly special as 2013 was the first year that our beloved Ryan could not participate. In years past, Ryan enjoyed doing the one mile fun walk and loved the atmosphere of the event. We look forward to next year’s event with your continued support. To donate to Team Ryan go and click donate.

Scoundrel’s in Berea Ohio

We are organizing a fundraiser for the Team Ryan Charitable Foundation to be held on Saturday September 21st, 2013 at Scoundrel’s in Berea Ohio from 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 at the door. Come hungry and thirsty because food and beverage (adult and youth) are included. Contact Scott Landry for more info cell 216-651-5102 or email

Entertainment will be provided by The Cleveland Breakfast Club and Conquer the World.

There will be a Chinese Auction, Side Boards and a 50/50 Raffle.

Proceeds from this event will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Team Ryan Charitable Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research.

Team Ryan’s “The Cleveland Girls” who are Gloria Ruprecht, Jennifer McKeegan, Kristy Wedell and Elena Lougovskaia Boop will present the donation prior to the St Jude Marathon being held in Memphis, Tennessee in December 2013.

If you are from out of town and are attending the Team Ryan Fundraiser, consider staying at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel.

The Sheraton is offering accommodations for Team Ryan attendees for just $79.00 per night.

A personalized Web site for St Jude’s Team Ryan Benefit at occurring…
(September 20, 2013 – September 21, 2013) has been created for you.

Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book,
modify, or cancel a reservation from August 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013.

Below you will find the appropriate link(s) for your participants to
access the site:


St Jude’s Team Ryan Benefit at (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)


Hillard High School Class of 1993 and Color Run

The Hillard High School Class of 1993 is having it’s 20th reunion on July 20, 2013.  They have set up a tribute page through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Ryan Christian, beloved daughter of HHS Class of 1993 alumnus Dorie Turnipseed and her husband, Jeff Christian.

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Discover the Dream




Team Ryan was honored to share our story at the St Jude “Discover the Dream ” Event hosted by Jack Hanna at the Columbus Zoo. The evening raised over $500,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.