Kristi Riley

First post: Jun 14, 2020 Latest post: Jun 29, 2020
Cancer Crazy Hair Challenge!
CANCER SUCKS! And we want to make it suck a little bit less for the Riley family. TEAM UP with us as we raise money to help cover medical expenses for our big sister, Kristi! God has given her/us this mountain to show others it can be moved!

Kristi was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage II. It could not have come at a worse time! She just completed her audiology degree during the COVID pandemic, unable to work, and now she will be set back further in her career as she begins her 6 month lymphoma battle. She has two children with special needs and college debt looming in the shadows. As strong and resilient as she is, we do not want her to walk this alone! Even with insurance, deductibles and co-pays can bankrupt an already struggling family. So, we sisters are rallying around her as she faces cancer and the many experiences that are unique to cancer treatment.
How you might ask? We each set a benchmark to do something “crazy” with our hair:

$2,500 –Justin (Kristi’s husband) will shave his head
$5,000 – Andrew (Katie’s husband) shaves his beard like Fu Manchu
$7,000 – Our mom cuts her hair short
$10,000 – Kari cuts her hair short (and you can help her pick!)
$15,000 – Katie cuts her hair into a “fro-hawk” (after standing up in a wedding on 8/8)
$20,000 – Kellie cuts her hair short

If you know the Mosbacher girls, you know we LOVE our hair, but Kristi should not have to go through this process alone. So, wanna see us do the crazy hair challenge? Please DONATE! Share this with your friends! All monies donated will go towards Kristi’s medical expenses. Anything leftover, will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

I will update this post as we REACH OUR CRAZY HAIR GOALS! In addition, check back here to see updates on totals!

Please route all donations to Katie’s Venmo account – Katie-Schwab-5 and in the description specify: “For Kristi” or “Cancer Sucks!” or “Lymphoma’s a Loser” … get creative!

Why did we choose Venmo?
- No fees associated with transferring funds - this way Katie can real time transfer the funds to Kristi and family as the bills come in instead of waiting to transfer a lump sum.
- I will be able to keep a tally of totals coming in to make sure you get to see us do crazy things to our hair ASAP.
- If you don’t have a Venmo and would prefer to donate a check directly to Kristi’s family, please private message Katie so she can add it to the total and get you her address!

We love you Kristi!