Our second annual Agent Do Good Awards are being presented and the first one went to a member of the Texas career team.
The Agent Do Good Award recognizes an agent who is passionate about a cause and who has been making a difference in his or her community by Doing Good. Ryan Richardson, co-founder of Carson’s Crusaders Foundation, has a cause. His began within his own family and has grown to care for countless families in need.
After a four-year battle and at the age of 7, Ryan and Kim Richardson lost their beautiful boy Carson to a very rare form of pediatric cancer. Reflecting on the everyday challenges they faced as their family fought for Carson’s life, the Richardsons were determined to do what they could to support other families as they, too, battle against childhood cancer.
In 2011 Ryan and Kim formed Carson’s Crusaders Foundation to provide assistance to families of children battling these rare solid tumor cancers by providing transportation assistance and sibling support along with promoting childhood cancer awareness.
Their transportation assistance program has provided families in need with more than 20,000 trips to the hospital for life saving cancer treatment. And the Foundation has also provided more than $125,000 in sibling support programs, focusing on the siblings of cancer patients who often lack the attention they deserve.
Over the past four years, the Foundation has hosted an annual 5k race, which raised more than $54,000 for families in need and involved a large community of runners and walkers of all ages. This year the Foundation added a 10k and Fun Run.
Last week, following the annual Crusade Run in McKinney, Texas, Carson’s Crusaders Foundation was surprised with National Life’s Agent Do Good Award, which includes a $7,500 donation from the National Life Group Foundation.