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"ACT"ivism: Team In Training

"ACT"ivism: Team In Training

Did you know that every five minutes, someone in the United States learns that he or she has leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma and that every ten minutes, someone dies of a blood cancer?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is one of the world's largest endurance sports training programs. Basically thousands of runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes have participated in the world's major marathons, half marathons, centuries and triathlons this year on behalf of the Society. What happens is in exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia -- the No. 1 disease killer of children.

By helping to raise funds for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient services, you'll get:

  • Personalized fitness training by certified coaches for a period of four to five months
  • Your own personal Web site for online fundraising
  • A supportive group of teammates
  • Lodging and airfare to more than 60 accredited events in the United States and abroad

What's a better reason to train for that 5k? To find a chapter near you, go here.

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flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
ick im sorry you had such a bad experience, our mentors dont fundraise so that they can focus on the actual mentoring i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
eh...i tried this program. you have to raise a lot if you want to leave your state for an event but our state had plenty of events if you just want to raise something like $1,500 or $2,000. One of our "mentors" asked me how our fundraising was going...i told her we had this great idea to set up a table at the Saturday morning market downtown to fundraise (a group of us had gotten together) and what do you know the very next week they announced the Society was setting up a table at the Saturday morning market. that was not cool. A girl i was fundraising with at a hockey game with took down phone numbers of someone who had given us a great idea (wine tasting at her store) and never called me and ignored me at the group trainings! She did the event herself. ugh. anyway, i'm sure most people love it but it left a bad taste in my mouth to work that hard and have to drop out.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
ha way to go fit, i was wondering if you would bring up tnt. i am training for the half marathon right, it really depends on what you want to do, they will pay for different marathons across the country but that is more you have to raise. they literally take you from the couch to the marathon, not only that you have mentors and coaches supporting you every step of the way, it is truly an unbelivable experience i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
i wonder how much money you have to raise?
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