Monthly Archives: May 2012

Honored Hero Run

The Honored Hero Run (HHR) started as a small race, first run in October of 2008.  This event came to life through a grassroots effort by a local leaders and friends who’s goal was to bring the community together in a collective effort to raise awareness of and funds for blood cancer research, while honoring […]

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Team in Training Coaching

In exchange for raising funds, participants receive: four to five months of high caliber training by certified coaches, a supportive group of teammates, and lodging and airfare to the event of their choice. Participants also receive tools and support to attain their fundraising goals, including a personalized fundraising web page. Learn More… Participants can choose […]

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What is Team in Training All About?

Team In Training has had a tremendous impact on the growth in endurance sports, and in particular, the explosion of women’s participation. Overall, 73 percent of TNT participants are women, with an average age of 32. TNT is the pre-eminent charity endurance sports training program, preparing amateurs and seasoned athletes. The reasons cited most often for joining the program […]

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Running with a Purpose

I have been on an extraordinary, inspiring journey the past six years and eight months.  This journey began with the surprising diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML on September 14, 2005.  In other words, I was told that I had the scary “C” word, Cancer.  Needless to say, I was shocked, overwhelmed and frightened […]

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“I am a Survivor….They Make the Difference”

By Don Armstrong Published: Baylor Medical Review, March 31, 2010  I have been on an extraordinary, inspiring journey the past three years and 11 months.  This journey began with the surprising diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML onSeptember 14, 2005.  In other words, I was told that I had the scary “C” word, Cancer.  […]

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Don Armstrong – Argonomist

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Golf Course Superintendent  |  Agronomist  | Father  |  Philanthropist Don started his professional career as an assistant golf course superintendent at Colonial County,Fort Worth,Texas(March 1978 – January 1981).  During this 3 year time frame he was involved in the preparation of the golf course for 3 PGA Tour events.  He also took part in the […]

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What is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a blood cancer that starts with a change to a single cell in the bone marrow. The chance of getting AML increases with age. However, children and adults of any age can develop AML. About one in five children with leukemia has AML. The goal of treatment is to bring […]

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Why Raise Money for LLS?

The world’s largest voluntary health organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was a natural fit for Armstrong, a blood cancer survivor, and he immediately felt a connection with the organization and its efforts. The organization has invested more than $600 million in research, nearly $71.4 million in fiscal year 2008 alone. Research funded by LLS […]

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What is Finish Your Race?

More than 912,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone loses their fight. Don Armstrong, a courageous leukemia survivor, celebrated his fifth year in remission by running 10 marathons and raising $500,000 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. […]

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Why does Finish Your Race Matter?

More than 912,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone loses their fight. An estimated 139,860 people in the United States were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2009. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among […]

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