The Lukemia and Lymphoma Society of America had a great milestone in 2012. Recently the 20 + years charity reached out to host more races in more places around the country. All to attempt to raise more money to help more paitents who have cancer. Money raised from the marathons and half marathons ran by crowds of tens of thusands provides needed medical care and research grants to students.
Isreal Negron, the Campaign Director of the Team In Training of the DMV area located in Alexandria, VA, announced in late Dec. the overall raised funds for 2012 were 2.5 million fo rhis chapter. Changes in how the two rare forms of cancer are being treated have also put its out break at a lowered occurance compared to cases in the late 1990's, the rate has lowered. So more lives are being saved, as more is known about what causes cancer and what is successful at treating it. Which in turn has proven a lower fatality rate for this disease. Rarely is this for disease still claiming lives compared to before the Lukemia and Lymphomia Society first began.
Team in Training shows its advertising message to be: "Train to Inspire". The charity has done that. Not only to help cancer paitents, but to inspire doctors to learn mre, and everyday people to get involved. More and more I have whitnessed people who have joined Team in Training races stand up and readily shave their heads. Mimicking what a Lukemia Lukemia paitent may go through to receive kemo therapy.
Main goals of Team in Training charity help to train those fundraising so they can comlete a marathon. Donors fuel dollar amounts into each participant who runs. Spotlights on popular cities like Washington D.C., or Orlando, Fl. bring in people from around the country. The donations collected in the Alexandria, VA office were by race participants who fundraised in the area, and then traveled to a choice destination.