2015 Team In Training Registration Begins

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LLS’ Team In Training is going all in for their 2015 campaign.

Believe it or not Chicago, this cold weather is about come to an end. The month of March is nearly upon us, which means that soon you will no longer have to wear ten layers of clothing. It also means that the 2015 Team In Training season is about to kick off. Once the snow melts, it’s time to hit the trails.

What Is Team In Training? 

Team In Training (TNT) is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) charity sports training program created 27 years ago. Participants train for and compete in marathons, triathlons, and century bike rides to raise money for the fight against cancer. Proceeds go towards blood cancer research, and patient services.  To this date, the Team In Training program has raised $1.4 Billion thanks to the help of more than 500,000 participants.

How Does It Work?

Members must first pay a one-time registration fee of $100 to join. From there, Team In Training Members will train four to five months for the event of their choice. They will also work with coaches to determine what the best workout will be for them. If you cannot make scheduled sessions with the team, you are still in luck. Team In Training recently introduced TNT Flex, which a flexible workout plan that fits your schedule. TNT Flex members will receive their training plan online and communicate with their coaches via phone, web, and email.

Another flexible workout option, tailored specifically for busy mothers, is the Moms In Training program. It is an 8-week plan that takes place on Saturday mornings. Members can meet either at Beverly, Glen Ellyn’s Lake Fox Croft Park, or Sproing in Chicago. For more information, visit the Moms In Training page.

What’s On Tap For 2015

Team In Training’s 2015 season is stacked with events that will test our athletes physically and mentally. Highlighting the 2015 schedule are The Flying Pig in Cincinnati on May 3, the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Miler on May 23, the Bike Benzie Tour in Beulah, Michigan and the Elkhart Lake Triathlon in Wisconsin on June 13, for the moms, the Cosley Zoo Run in Wheaton on July 6.

Where Do I Sign Up? 

Registration for Team In Training is now open. Anyone interested in joining should review the FAQ page under First Time Here. You can also contact TNT Director Courtney Robinson for more information at Courtney.Robinson@lls.org.

 

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Chicago business leaders named as 2015 Light The Night Walk Corporate Chairs

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In honor of World Cancer Day, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) ushers in a new Light The Night Walk season. Lending their support as 2015 Corporate Walk Chairs are Clio Mulryne, Director of Retail Lending and Business Transformation, MB Financial Bank and Guy Hill, Executive Vice President, Product Management, Allstate Insurance Company.

 “I’m proud toClio_Guy be representing MB Financial Bank in their support of the Light The Night Walk as a corporate sponsor again this year,” says Clio. “Ten years ago my family was touched by leukemia.  This fuels my personal commitment to the mission of LLS to find a cure for blood cancers so other families do not have to fight this battle.”

“I’m honored to join Allstate in supporting the Light The Night Walk and helping to raise awareness of this important cause,” Hill says. “As a cancer survivor, I know the importance of these walks in bringing families together to fund research, education and patient services that are critical to preventing and treating blood cancers.”

 Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of LLS which brings together companies, families and communities to honor survivors, remember those lost, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

The funds raised by Light The Night participants will help advance more breakthroughs for blood cancer patients like targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them and immunotherapies that use a patients’ own immune system to kill cancer.

“We are delighted to have Clio and Guy as our Corporate Walk Chairs,” states LLS Executive Director Kate Monteleone. “They are dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers, and serve as wonderful leaders on our local Board and for our Light The Night campaign.”

Last year more than $1.8 million was raised throughout greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.  This year’s Walks will be held on October 24th in Chicago and Oak Brook and October 25th in Glenview.

For more information or to register for a local walk, contact the Greater Illinois Chapter of LLS at (312) 651-7354 or visit lightthenight.org/il.