We have a kick off every season for participants to get together and celebrate the start of a great season
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) is hosting its Fall Season Kickoff on Saturday, May 19, 2012 for both the San Francisco and Redwood/Wine Country regions.
“We have a Kickoff every season for participants to get together and celebrate the start of a great season, to get special discounts and deals from our local community partners, preview the training program and speak to TNT staff, coaches, captains and mentors in-person,” said Heather Pace of LLS.
For the San Francisco region, the Kickoff will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 5 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. For the Redwood/Wine Country region, it will be held at the Vintage House at 264 First Street East in Sonoma.
Kickoff is the “first event” of the season where TNT team members will meet fellow teammates and rally around the cause. Blood cancers survivors and patients, otherwise known as TNT Honored Teammates, will share their inspirational stories and help “put a face” to LLS’s mission.
Both TNT Kickoff events are open to the public and friends and family are welcome to attend.
Individuals interested in learning more about Team In Training can attend a pre-Kickoff Information Meeting at 9:00 a.m. and then stay for the following Kickoff party.
For more information about TNT’s fall Kickoff, visit http://www.teamintraining.org/sf/firsttimehere/Kickoff or simply show up to the event.
Team In Training has a program for athletes of all skill levels. There’s a wide range of events including half and full marathons, hike adventures, triathlons, and cycling events. Visit http://www.teamintraining.org/sf or call 800.78.TRAIN to talk to a local Team Manager.
About Team In Training
Team In Training (TNT) San Francisco chapter offers marathon training, half-marathon training, and triathlon training. Individuals can also train for cycling events and adventure hikes. TNT began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland's daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor.
The team of 38 runners raised $322,000 for LLS's Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter. Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world's largest endurance sports training program. Cleland was honored by Runner's World magazine in 2004 as one of their "Heroes of Running" for his role in establishing TNT.
Whether participants choose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's traditional Team In Training program or TNT Flex, a flexible, customized online training option developed by TNT's renowned coaches, they get all the support they need to cross the finish line at the marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride and hike adventure of their choice. Both offer a choice of world-class events, travel arrangements to an exciting destination, and a fabulous, activity-filled weekend once they're there.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $814 million in blood cancer research.
For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.