Team In Training

Team in Training

Team in Training, also known by the acronym TNT, is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's endurance sports training program. The program provides training to run or walk a full marathon or half marathon or participate in a triathlon (sprint, olympic, or half ironman), a century (100-mile) bike ride, or a cross-country ski marathon (25K, 40K or 50K). Team members raise funds to help support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in exchange for certified coaches, training clinics (specific sports, equipment, nutrition, stretching), a personal fundraising web site, support from staff and teammates, a fundraising mentor, event fees, and lodging and airfare to more than 60 accredited events in the United States and abroad. The Society uses at least 74 cents of every dollar raised for cancer programs, funding research to find cures to leukemia, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and myeloma - the blood cancers - as well as assistance with the often overwhelming burdens faced by patients and their families currently fighting blood cancers.[citation needed]
In 2008, TNT has had more than 360,000 volunteer participants raise over $850 million to support blood cancer research and patient services for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.[1]

Benefits of TNT

Most of the funds raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society go to research and patient care. Funds are used to offset the cost of a patient’s chemotherapy drug prescription co-payment, register a person to be a bone marrow donor, provide bone marrow typing for a family member of a patient with leukemia, provide a patient with transportation for traveling to and from a cancer center, provide patient aid to a person with cancer for a year, or help the Society fund research efforts to find a cure.

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