Rise Above It (Bay Village)
RAI is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps in the fight against Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) cancer. The strength in spirit of its founder, Colin O'Donoghue, guides RAI in its efforts. As a friend, teacher and coach, Colin deeply enriched the lives of others. After his cancer diagnosis, he demonstrated a true passion for the cause of beating cancer in young adults. His sincerity in helping those with cancer, and the transfer of his attitude together resulted in real opportunities for others. RAI continues this practice with the same enthusiasm and vigor Colin brought to every aspect of his life. Colin always believed that enjoying life and embracing a positive attitude were essential components of happiness. Using this principle as inspiration, RAI devises fun and positive events that raise money to accomplish its primary objective: to provide meaningful support to young cancer patients.
Additional fund-raising is achieved by sponsoring endurance athletes and through collaboration with partners in local communities. Using proceeds from events and funding from other sources, RAI provides consultation and financial grants to individuals and families with immediate needs in their fight against cancer. Through financial assistance and personal attention, RAI strives to instill a positive attitude within its recipients, thus allowing them to live each day with faith and a fighting spirit. As a Charter Member of the LIVESTRONG™ Young Adult Alliance, RAI supports cancer research and fellowships that stimulate the advancement and development of new and necessary approaches for treatment and prevention of AYA cancer. RAI is a grassroots organization that is making a significant impact and, as a result, is receiving national recognition.