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Run and Raise Money for Cancer Research with Team in Training

Information Meetings and Fun Run Dates Announced

Anchorage, Alaska – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team in Training (TNT) is currently recruiting members for the summer team, which will train to compete in one of three marathons or half marathons in summer 2013 while raising money to find a cure for cancer and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

A series of informational meetings are scheduled, where potential team members can learn more about LLS and TNT. The meetings are free and open to any interested participants. Upcoming meetings will take place:

·      Tuesday, January 15, 6 p.m., REI, 1200 W Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage

·      Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m., Jitters, 11401 Old Glenn Hwy., Eagle River

·      Wednesday, January 30, 6 p.m., Providence Cancer Center, 3851 Piper St., Room 2281, Anchorage

A short fun run is also scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 6:15 p.m. at Goose Lake Park, 3220 E Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage.

Summer team members have the option of participating in the Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon in Anchorage, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon in Seattle, or the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon in San Diego.

Since 1988, TNT has trainedmore than half a million walkers, runners, cyclists, triathletes and hikers to complete endurance events. Participants have access to all the tools they need to succeed, from coaching and training to clinics on nutrition, equipment, and injury prevention.

While participants are achieving their personal goals, they will also be fundraising for life-saving cancer research and patient support services. To date, participants have raised more than $1.2 billion for LLS, the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancerresearch and providing education and patient services.  

“I not only became an athlete, but also an advocate and, most importantly, a philanthropic force for finding a cure for cancer,” shared one TNT team member.

For more information, visit www.teamintraining.org/ak or contact Susie Wrentmore, campaign coordinator, at 907-677-7980 or susie.wrentmore@lls.org.

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