Help Save Lives While Accomplishing a Personal Goal

Help Save Lives While Accomplishing a Personal Goal



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Hollywood, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 28, 2006–Charity fundraising through running, walking and cycling is a trend that keeps on growing, and the program leading the charge is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training(R) (TNT).

For those looking for a way to get fit and accomplish a personal goal, while also doing something to help others in need, TNT, the world’s largest endurance sports training program, may be the answer.

TNT provides personalized coaching, group training and support, and the chance to meet new people, while the participants raise funds for blood cancer research. Recruitment is beginning now for winter events in destinations such as Orlando, FL and Phoenix, AZ.

Participants have the option of running or walking a full or half marathon, cycling a 100-mile century ride or completing a triathlon. In addition to weekly training sessions under the guidance of a certified coach, TNT offers clinics on nutrition, equipment, injury prevention and safety. Participants are also given tools to help them fundraise. The Society arranges airfare and lodging to send participants to the event of their choice.

“Team In Training gives participants the opportunity to take on the most challenging of athletic events while raising money to conquer blood diseases,” said Joanne Davis, Executive Director for the Southern Florida Chapter. “Team In Training gives you everything you need to reach your fitness goals while helping make a difference in the lives of thousands of people battling cancer.”

The Southern Florida Chapter is recruiting teams to participate in events such as the Walt Disney World Marathon, and the PF Chang’s Arizona Marathon. Learn more at information meetings being held on:

South Miami

Tuesday, August 1st, 7 pm

South Miami Regional Library

6000 Sunset Drive

Coral Springs

Wednesday, August 2nd, 6:30 pm

Coral Springs Medical Center, First Floor (954-344-3344)

3100 Coral Hills Drive

Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel

Crystal Ballroom

2301 SE 17 Street.

Since Team In Training began in 1988, more than 295,000 participants have raised more than

$660 million through TNT to help the Society advance its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

For additional TNT information, call the South Florida Chapter at 954.961.3234; or visit: http://www.teamintraining.org/sfl

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(R), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 66 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more than $411 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, the Society made 2.5 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the Society’s

Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers,

nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Help Save Lives While Accomplishing a Personal Goal