WACKY Warriors Founder

WACKY Warriors Founder

At age 18, Nick Raitt found out he had stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, with a baseball-sized tumor located in his right sinus and right lymph node. Nick’s journey with cancer was “vicious and brutal” at times, but also inspiring and courageous.

During a time of remission, Nick decided he wanted to give back and so his family helped him to develop WACKY – Warriors Against Cancer in Kids and Young-adults – to be the theme for Nick’s Warriors. Wacky Warriors is a foundation supporting charities dedicated to childhood cancer research and adventure camps for young adult cancer survivors.

You can read more of Nick’s story on his blog http://www.nick-raitt.blogspot.com/ and find out about becoming a Warrior, to support your Warrior, aka Son, Daughter, Cousin, Friend, Co-Worker etc. on the Wacky Warrior website. http://wackywarriors.org/about

Three things Nick taught us when dealing with adversity:

  • Always have something positive to look forward to
  • Give back – be of service to others
  • Find ways to have fun



Every year we meet more amazing people willing to give their time and energy to help make our event a success.  And we know that there are many more passionate people who believe in our cause that we haven’t even met yet.  Whether they are living with cancer, or know someone who is, their stories are what motivate all of us.  These are just a few stories of many…if you know someone who is a community hero for the Honored Hero Run, share their story with us, we want to celebrate them too!

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