In the past years Ryan supported a few charity campaigns.
Michael J. Fox Foundation
“The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is committed to a focused, proactive strategy to do whatever it takes to speed transformative treatments to the nearly five million people living with Parkinson’s disease worldwide. We are working to maximize impact by pushing basic discoveries toward clinical trials and strategically targeting resources toward critical research hurdles that other funders cannot or will not prioritize. The largest non-government funder of Parkinson’s research, we stand ready to forge a new model of what a research funding organization- can be stepping up to deliver Parkinson’s solutions and, in the process, transforming a flawed biomedical research system in ways that ultimately could impact every life touched by illness or injury.”
On 2nd november 2008 Ryan ran the New York City Marathon, in order to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He finished the 26.2 mile race at 3:50:22 and raised 100.000 USD. Seven months later he auctioned off two tickets for the world premiere of “X-Men: Wolverine” and after that two tickets for the premiere of “The Proposal“. Read why Ryan ran the marathon!
FOMO Malawi – Friends of Mulanje Orphans
“FOMO was established in 2000 to aid Orphans in Mulanje, a district of Malawi, Africa. The mission of FOMO is to provide and enhance the health, education, shelter, and meet the basic human needs of all orphaned and vulnerable children of Mulanje.”
Ryan and John August paid a one-week visit to the FOMO program in the Mulanje region of Malawi, July 2007. They repaired and repainted the Gulumba Centre. Malawi is a land-locked country in southern Africa. A former British colony, it is now one of the poorest nations on Earth. It’s been especially hard-hit by HIV/AIDS, losing a huge portion of its 20 to 40-year olds.