Disclosure: This is a sponsored post featuring Team in Training on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own.
Have you ever thought about how you would change the world today? What you can do to make a difference? That is what Bruce Cleland considered when he started the Team in Training (TNT) fundraising program. It became a way to get past his feeling of helplessness, as well as fear, that he felt after his daughter was diagnosed with blood cancer.
Change the World Today
I completely understand that feeling. Wanting to do something and yet being helpless in the matter. My mom is a 3 year Mantle Cell Lymphoma survivor. Hearing that my mom had cancer was a hard subject to swallow. But her battle, her journey, and her triumph fed my passion to want to change the world as I understood it. To do something to help. To simply do my part. That is why I have chosen to participate in various walks in my mom’s honor. In fact, I am excited to learn about the Team in Training.
Team in Training
Celebrating it’s 25th year, Team in Training (TNT) is the flagship fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). It is also the world’s largest and most successful charity sports endurance training program. Since its existence, TNT has trained more than 570,000 people. Plus, even more importantly, it has helped LLS invest over $875 million in research to discover and deliver breakthrough cancer treatments that continue to save 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.
The program utilizes the power of physical activity to help support LLS’s mission to find cures and fund treatments for blood cancer patients. Not to mention, TNT does their part to change the world by making a positive impact on the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families. Unfortunately, this is a necessity considering about half of all blood cancer patients do not survive. The research must be funded in order to continue. I am personally grateful for the program… my mom’s blood cancer was treated and put into remission. That fact alone changed my world.
Make sure to learn more about TNT and find a race near you to get started.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Their is 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.
Just this year alone, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is supporting over 300 research projects with one simple goal in mind: discovering lifesaving therapies for blood cancer patients.
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