Team In Training Named Best Charity Training Program
Conshohocken, PA (January 3, 2012) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), the world’s largest and most successful charity endurance sports training program, has been voted Best Charity Training Program in the 2011 Best of Competitor magazine poll.
The winners were chosen by votes from Competitor magazine readers. The results of the annual reader survey will be published in the January 2012 issue of the magazine.
TNT prepares participants to complete a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, or a 100-mile century bikes ride. Participants receive four to five months of training with certified coaches, great choices on travel destinations and all travel arrangements, clinics on nutrition, hydration, injury prevention and the camaraderie of a TEAM. In return, participants raise funds to advance blood cancer research and provide services for patients and their families.
Since its inception in 1988 more than a half a million participants have raised more than $1.2 billion to support the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of lives of patients and their families.
“Competitor magazine is a leading voice in endurance sports, and its readers have their fingers on the pulse of what programs and services provide the highest caliber of training and the best overall experience for participants,” said Kaitlin McCartan, Campaign Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. “We are truly honored that Competitor’s readers have voted Team In Training as their favorite program.”
Teams are now forming for the summer season, which includes St. Luke’s Half Marathon, Lake Tahoe Century Bike Ride, Rock “n” Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in San Diego, Lake Placid Marathon and Half, and Philadelphia Triathlon. For additional information, please call the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter at (610) 238-0368; or visit www.teamintraining.org/epa.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS mission is to 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.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada including the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.