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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Team in Training
She has leukemia and right now, she is in remission. But she has been fighting this battle for as long as I can remember. It is something that truly never goes away for her. Her family worries.
There is a fabulous cause that you can support to help raise funds dedicated to ending cancer of the blood and in fact, you can even participate actively in the fund raising through various ways. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has the Team in Training program. This program raises funds to support their mission to end blood cancers. Raising funds for research advances through Team in Training can be a great way to help loved ones who are fighting blood cancer.
- 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.
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.
- Check out the TNT website (www.teamintraining.org) to find a race near you and become part of TNT.
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