For all who are wondering what Team In Training is, here’s a quick breakdown.

Since 1988, Team In Training (TNT) has been helping athletes of all levels reach the finish line of marathons, half marathons, cycling events, triathlons and other endurance events.  The goal of Team in Training (TNT) is ultimately to raise money for research of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma.  Using long distance sports as a symbol of endurance and hope, TNT also supports local patient service programs, honors patients and their families, and brings us all to a common goal – a CURE! TNT provides athletic training, entry into some of the world’s finest endurance sports events, travel and related expenses to get participants to their events. 

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myelom and Myelodysplastic syndromes are diseases that can affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other pars of teh lymphatic system.  An estimated 912,938 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, HNH or myeloma.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.  The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Two of the three marathons I’ve completed have been as a TNT participant.  Overall I’ve raised more than $5,000 to support this important organization, truly making a difference in the treatment of cancer and research to find a cure.  With TNT, it’s not just about running a marathon, or triathlon or century ride.  It’s about making a difference for others.