Fellow Phoenixville resident Christine McKaig will be participating in the St. Anthony's Triathalon to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program. From her email:
Hi All - I hope everyone is having a great new year! I have made the commitment to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program, to help ensure that strides are taken to defeat cancer. I am raising money for LLS and in turn training for my first official Triathlon, and an Olympic distance one at that (0.9 mi swim, 25 mi bike, 6.2 mi run). I have committed to raising $4,600 before my triathlon on April 25th – I want to exceed my goal to allow for more money to directly serve our local patients. All of us in TNT are training and fundraising to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I have joined the fight against blood cancers, and want more than anything to find cures for all cancers!
I was sure that Team in Training was the right organization for me when I heard that 75% of the money raised goes directly to fund research, patient advocacy, and patient services. I have attached the link to my website where you can donate on-line using a credit card. I recognize that we are in the midst of hard financial times, but remember that no donation is too small and all will be greatly appreciated! Many companies offer matching gift programs, so please let me know if your company is one of them. Also, all donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Be sure to check my website frequently to see my progress!