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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 are 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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10th Annual Riah’s Ride for Childhood Cancer

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Food, Fun and Ridin’ with Friends!$15/single rider
$25/rider and passenger

10:00 am – Registration at Chambers Hill Bar
11:30 am – Kickstands up!
6 pm – Arrive back at Chambers
Music by Mad Cats Band

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

Lunch available (for purchase) at the first stop.
Dinner included with your ride registration at Chambers Hill after the ride.

Part of the proceeds will support Riah’s Rainbow and its mission to help children with cancer who endure time spent in the hospital. Riah’s Rainbow provides art supplies and crafts to area hospitals to help distract and comfort the kiddos during treatment.

The funds raised today will also be used to help the Wagner family.  Wyatt Wagner was diagnosed with High-Risk B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on May 14th, 2021.  B cell ALL is a form of blood cancer that starts when leukemia cells crowd out normal blood cells in bone marrow.  Daycare advised Amy and Casey, Wyatt’s parents, that he was sleeping a lot, not the fun loving, active little boy they were used to seeing. The family brought Wyatt to urgent care thinking it was just a really bad ear infection and came out with cancer.  Wyatt spent six days at Children’s Milwaukee Hospital where he had a port put in, bone marrow biopsy, spinal tap and his first round of chemo.  Just recently he had an infection in his small intestine where he had to stay another week in the hospital.  He is finally starting to play with toys, smile and laugh.  They will need to go to Milwaukee once a week for the next 2 months for the next phase of treatment. Wyatt loves space shuttles and Legos.  He also loves to plant gardens.  He wants a raised garden bed so he can plant his carrots and flowers! 

Funds raised will help with any travel expenses, like gas cards, restaurants gift certificates and any medical bill not covered by insurance.  Also, a special wish gift for Wyatt!   A special child sized garden bed!

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”