Athletes raise money for blood cancer research through Team in Training

Team in Training raises money for blood cancer research. Photo courtesy Team in Training
Team in Training raises money for blood cancer research. Photo courtesy Team in Training

Looking for a training program that’ll help people with blood cancer at the same time it gets you ready for an endurance event?

An informational brunch is planned for Saturday. Photo courtesy Team in Training.
An informational brunch is planned for Saturday. Photo courtesy Team in Training.

Team in Training, a non-profit organization that raises money for leukemia research, is recruiting for the upcoming winter season.

On this year’s agenda? Rock N’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon (including the Goofy and Dopey Challenge).

Participants raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Eighty percent of the money they raise goes directly to fund grants and patient services. The remaining 20 percent covers event costs for participants, including race registration, lodging, jerseys and a pre-race meal, says Caroline Coblar, campaign manager for the Team In Training program at the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Informational sessions, which include fun runs, happy hours and brunches, are free and open to the public. The next events are scheduled for:

  • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 Wright Brothers Brew and Brew, 500 San Marcos Street.
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Punch Bowl Social, 11310 Domain Drive.

For more information go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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