UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | October 02, 2022

Fight for Ryan Talbot Fundraiser

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If you’d like a good news story for a rainy day, I’d recommend coming out to the Fight for Ryan Fundraiser. We were originally expecting to have 200-250 people, but are now expecting between 400-500. It’s going to be a great time! There will be a 5K run/bike/ride at Treasure Valley Park (4050 Crown Jewel Way in the Washington Fields) beginning at 9am. Yes, even in the rain! Afterwards, we will head up the hill from the park to Crimson View Elementary (2835 E. 2000 S.) and will be having a great event with raffles, a silent auction, $5 BBQ from D.U.B.’S and Cravings, games, bake sale, and more. That will go from 10am-2pm. We’d love it if you could make it!

Here’s a back-story on Ryan:

Ryan Talbot is a beautiful, witty, spunky and intelligent 31 year-old woman. She is the mother to 3 young children, ages 6, 3, and 15 months. Ryan has worked in our school district as a 4th grade teacher, and most recently as a teacher in the special education classroom at Crimson View Elementary. She enjoys biking, running, crafting, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and family. On October 14th, 2013, just 9 days after running her first marathon, Ryan received the news that she had breast cancer.

Ryan was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma and had a lumpectomy on October 23rd. Also removed were 7 lymph nodes. After more testing was done, a second type of cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) was discovered. This resulted in Ryan having a second surgery on November 6th. More surgeries are a possibility.

Ryan is looking at new kind of marathon. One consisting of years of chemotherapy, radiation, herceptin treatments, and other medications. In addition to at least $20,000 in deductibles, it is unclear if all her medications and treatments will be covered by insurance.

If you know Ryan, you know that she is a fighter! However, if we could take some of the financial stress off of her family, she could focus her fight on getting healthy!

Become one of Ryan’s cancer-fighting warriors by supporting her on November 23rd. Join us on a 5K bike/run/walk in support of Ryan and her family. All donations go to a fund to cover medical expenses, which will provide some peace in an otherwise traumatic time.