By Nicole Carrea, Campaign Manager, Team In Training
In 1964 a child’s chance of surviving Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, was 3%. Today about 90% of children survive. Unfortunately there is still progress to be made and this past December five year old, Brenna, lost her battle to ALL. Brenna is a local from our neighborhood, a Durham resident. After a strong and determined fight from a beautiful girl it is our duty to ensure she has an ever lasting legacy. Please join us as we rally in Brenna’s honor!
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been given the amazing opportunity to raise $100,000 by June 14, 2013 to link Brenna’s name to an LLS-funded researcher to honor her legacy and help others with blood cancers. By joining TEAM BRENNA, team members will not only help to achieve this research grant for Brenna but also raise funds to directly impact blood cancer research.
Anyone can participate in a Team In Training event and there is a program to meet everyone’s needs. No matter your physical ability Team in Training can get you to the finish line! Contact Nicole Carrea for a full list of all our summer events, or visit our website www.teamintraining.org/ct. To learn more about TEAM BRENNA, please join us for an informal Information Meeting at the LLS Meriden Office (321 Research Parkway, Suite 212) on Tuesday, March 5th. Stop by anytime between 4pm and 8pm to learn how you can be a part of the team.
If you are unable to participate but would like to make a donation to TEAM BRENNA please visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/ct/ambbr13/teambrenna
Team In Training (TNT) the Nations #1 endurance sports training program and largest fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participants raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services in exchange for training for the event of their choice. Whether you are a novice or more advanced athlete, TNT will provide you with the coaching, resources and inspiration to cross the finish line of a run, walk, cycle, triathlon or hike event. Since its inception in 1988, more than half a million participants have raised over than $1.3 billion to help fund blood cancer research and provide services and support to patients and their families.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: 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.