Category Archives: LLS – About

Speaking at the North Texas Blood Cancer Conference 2016

I was proud and humbled to be asked to speak at the North Texas Blood Cancer Conference and Expo this year.  This annual event brought over 1,400 people together on topics from emotional healing to the development of cutting edge new drugs that are transforming treatment of all cancers. Cancer is such a personal battle, yet it […]

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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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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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