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.