Dear Friends, Neighbors and Rancho San Diego Community Members,
Local boy, Riley Ransdall, has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at 11 years old. Ewing’s is an extremely rare cancer that metastasizes in the bones and soft tissues around bones. Riley must undergo 13 weeks of chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumor and then radiation. He must brave a total of 52 weeks ( an entire year) of treatment.
Riley is an active and bright boy. Until recently, he played little league in Alpine. He now plays Granite Hills Youth Football and is a Sweetwater Warrior at East County Warriors Youth Lacrosse Club. He currently attends Spring Valley Academy an International Baccalaureate Middle Years School, and is on the honor roll. Riley’s family has been in Alpine and San Diego County for over 40 years. [From Kristin Benson] Until recently, he lived down the street from my family and even though he is older than my children, he was always willing to play with them and include them. Not many 5th graders are willing to play with 6 and 7-year-olds. He is a kind and generous boy. My family is honored and blessed to know Riley and his family.
You can Help us Rally for Riley and support him and his family as he begins his treatment. Please read below to find information about donations, fundraisers, and other ways to help. There are 2 fundraisers coming up, one of which needs donations for auction items, monetary donations to buy supplies, and party supply rentals.
Greek Village Grill Fundraiser – February 6, 2017
Come rally for Riley from 11 am – 9 pm at Greek Village Grill in Alpine! Greek Village Grill will donate 20% of sales that day to Riley. You MUST print out bring in the flyer below in order for Riley to get 20%. (click to enlarge)
Fashion Show Fundraiser – February 26, 2017
We will be hosting a fashion show, silent auction, and raffle at the Alpine Community Center to benefit Riley Ransdell and his family. We will live auction different looks from our local boutiques, as well as many other great auction items! There will also be an emcee!
**DONATIONS NEEDED: auction items, monetary donations to buy supplies, and party supply rentals. To arrange pick up contact Kristin at 619-277-8537.
WAYS TO DONATE
A Bank Account has been established to receive donations. Donations can be mailed to:
In Care of Kristin Benson
14860 Old Highway 80
El Cajon, CA. 92021
If you are donating an item for the Fashion Show fundraiser, please contact Kristin at 619-277-8537.
GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/hu-rally-for-riley
Rally for Riley Bracelets: $3 or a donation
Rally bracelets are here! $3 or a donation. The bracelets are available at the W Salon and Spa on Old Hwy 80.
Rally for Riley Keychains: $5
Rally for Riley keychains are available at W Salon and Spa, and online here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/503146385/rally-for-riley-key-chain-pediatric