Information was provided to me by The Motherhood and LLS and TNT. The opinions, where expressed, are my own.
For most of us, we’re on a quest to stay in shape or get in better shape.
We reinvent ourselves and find something that inspires us and gives us motivation.
For many of us, we run or make it a goal to run.
We do it to stay fit.
We do it to let go of stress.
We set goals–I just completed my first 5K this year.
It becomes a habit if we do it long enough and we may find we grow weary of the routine.
They’re giving purpose to running and cheering, Go Team!
Imagine the support.
Imagine how much more can be accomplished when a group of individuals is striving for the same goal.
In this case, the goal is to find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers.
Imagine a world with better treatments for myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s.
As you’re looking at running, setting personal goals, and kneeling to lace up those shoelaces, consider what you’re running for…
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.
The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
As the leading global non-profit organization dedicated to curing blood cancers, LLS has invested nearly one billion dollars since 1954, bringing us closer than ever to realizing the possibility of a world without blood cancers.
During this time the survival rate for many blood cancer patients in North America has doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.
In 1964, a child’s chance of surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, was 3%.
Today, about 90% of children survive.
This year alone, LLS is supporting more than 300 research projects with one goal in mind: discovering lifesaving therapies for blood cancer patients.
About Team In Training
Team In Training (TNT) is the flagship fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the world’s largest and most successful charity sports endurance training program.
At its 25th Anniversary milestone this year, TNT has trained more than 570,000 people and helped LLS invest more than $875 million in research to discover and deliver breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today.
A program that runs throughout the year, TNT gives participants a choice of more than 200 accredited national and local events in the United States and abroad. In exchange for raising funds, they receive four to five months of personalized training by TNT-certified professional coaches.
TNT harnesses the power of physical activity to support LLS’s mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients, and make a positive impact on the quality of life for patients with blood cancer and their families.
Get inspired by the amazing stories of survival and accomplishment on the TNT site and share your own.
Despite advances in survival rates, about half of blood cancer patients do not survive, so more funding is needed to advance research and ensure access to treatments. You can help LLS achieve its goal of a world without blood cancers by joining TNT.
Perhaps you don’t need motivation.
Regardless, training and running for LLS and TNT not only improves the quality of your life, but it improves the quality of life for patients and their families.
Check out the TNT website (www.teamintraining.org) to find a race near you and become part of TNT.
If you don’t run, consider making a donation, of any amount, to support the efforts of Team In Training.
Your contribution will help advance the research for cures.
Together we can all cross the finish line and end blood cancers.