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Mission Statement

The ultimate mission of Riah’s Rainbow is to bring smiles to the faces of children. Many of whom have had to endure a day, a week or even months in the hospital.

Our mission is to be able to give pediatric patients at local hospitals crafts and art supplies. These supplies include new coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, craft items, etc. Each time they visit they will receive a new coloring book & box of crayons to take home with them.

We will also offer alternatives such as puzzles, project bags, or paints. Often “Community” craft items often offered to cancer patients. Due to these patients comprised immune systems, the threat is always there that the child may develop an illness. Riah’s Rainbow’s mission is to remove that fear for parents.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same

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7th Annual Riah’s Ride for Childhood Cancer

Riah’s Rainbow is sponsoring the 7th Annual Riah’s Ride for Childhood Cancer on August 4th,  2018.

This year the proceeds for the ride will be donated to a child with cancer. His name is Ross Ducat. Ross is 11 years old and has been in treatment the majority of his childhood. Ross has never really gotten to be just a kid!

Ross has a rare cancer called Optic Nerve Chiasm Glioma. Nothing seems to work. He has been in numerous clinical trials because not one chemotherapy has been successful at treating this type of tumor.

Due to the location of Ross’s tumor,  surgery is not an option for him, so radiation will be his last resort.

Riah’s Rainbow is committed to donating the proceeds of this year’s annual ride to Ross and his family.

The funds will be used to provide a weekend away at Blue Harbor Resort. This will give the family some much needed time to relax and have some quality family time!

Funding will also be provided for Braille Books and a new cane.

Riah’s Rainbow is grateful for your support in the past and is hopeful you can find it in your heart to continue that support this year.

Thank you and see you on August 4th!

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Food, Fun and Ridin’ with Friends!

10:00 am – Registration at Chambers Hill Bar (12350 Velp Ave, Green Bay, WI  54313)
11:30 am – Kickstands up!
6 pm – Arrive back at Chambers Hill for Bucket Raffle and 50/50
7 pm – Music by Black Penny

This is not just a motorcycle ride. ALL VEHICLES WELCOME!

Please join us for a fun day and raise some money for a great organization!

Tammy Gloyd

Daughter Katie is treated at Children’s Hospital of WI in Milwaukee

“My daughter is a patient at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin right now, this if the first time I have been away from her in 3 days, and one of the first things I did was look up Riah's Rainbow online. I was so touched by the brand new crayons in the play room with the sticker with the cute little girl, and the art kit (that my daughter LOVES!!) from Riah's Rainbow that my daughter received for being a brave girl, that I just had to go online and check out who this little girl named Mariah was. It is so obvious that you all just adored her so much (and still do!) and took such good care of her.”

“Thank you so much for what you are doing for children, you truly are allowing your daughter's spirit and beauty to live on forever. My daughter really, really enjoyed the donated art supplies from Riah's Rainbow. We are going to donate to Riah's Rainbow so that we can help put smiles on a child's face.”

Rachel Hietpas

Child Life Assistant on behalf of the patients and families at Children's Hospital of Milwaukee

Dear Klein Family and Riah's Rainbow: On behalf of the patients, families, and staff here at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, I would like to say thank you for the many donations that you send to us for the kids here. It's great being able to give the kids their own set of crayons or markers, and other activities when they come. Everything you send really helps to brighten the day for our patients as well as their families. What a great way to remember Mariah! Thank you again for your generosity! Sincerely,

Dated June 12, 2009

Jen DeSombre

Son Casey was treated at St. Vincent Hospital-Green Bay, WI

“Mariah's caringbridge was one of the first ones that I followed when my son was diagnosed with leukemia this past June. I am sad to say that it was also the first caringbridge loss that I experienced as well. I still follow your updates and am impressed by your strength. I am sure that your beautiful little girl is twirling up in heaven and looking down on you...so very proud of what you are doing in her name.”

“My son was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning and he later received some of the crayons and paper from Riah's Rainbow. He too loves to color. I wanted to capture the moment and share it with you. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Stay strong and our prayers are with you always.”

Kristen Riccardelli

Child Life Specialist of Brooklyn Hospital Center

"I am the director of the Child Life Program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in NY. We have been receiving donations from Riah's Rainbow for about a year now. On behalf of the children, families and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you do. The art supplies and gifts you send are a huge support to our families. We eagerly await our next package from your family. Thank you again. I wish you a happy and healthy 2010."

Meagan Wing

Certified Child Life Specialist American Family Children's Hospital

“It is so helpful to be able to rely on Riah’s Rainbows to provide new and useful donations! I work in a bone marrow transplant unit and it is so wonderful to always have new markets, pencils, and crayons to stock those rooms with. It saves our department valuable time and money”