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Official Charity Highlight: Premiere Charity – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

Take a closer look at one of the LA Marathon’s Official Charities!
Premiere Charity: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

Triumph. It’s a feeling, it’s a state of euphoria that a person achieves when they’re part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Sweat equity, team support, challenging yourself; not a bad way to play!

Join the TEAM and make a difference. In the past 25 years, Team In Training (TNT) participants have raised more than $1.2 billion for blood cancer research. The money raised by TNT participants has enabled LLS to fund millions of dollars of research to help advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and provide critical education and support to cancer patients and their families.

Nearly 50% of all cancer drugs approved by the FDA during the past decade were for blood cancers, and they are helping other patients as well. Five of those drugs have been approved for patients with solid tumors and others are being tested for other cancers, as well as nonmalignant diseases.

Survival rates for children with leukemia have improved from 3% 40 years ago to 90%
today; Hodgkin lymphoma patient survival rates have more than doubled to 88% since the 1960s. And the survival rate for myeloma patients tripled in the past decade.

Talk about success and we aren’t finished!

It’s all for a cure. LLS invests in cures because most blood cancers cannot be prevented or detected early. How serious is blood cancer? Every 4 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.

Help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia – the No. 1 disease killer of children – lymphoma and myeloma. We’ll provide you with all of the training and support you need to be successful. Join us and be a part of the cure: www.teamintraining.org/los

LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: 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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015