SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2018 – Events.com, a leading global event management platform, announced today that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has selected Events.com as its official registration platform for the Team In Training (TNT) 30th Anniversary Virtual Run / Walk.
Thirty years ago, LLS, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to fighting blood cancers, pioneered the sports endurance training for charity movement when the first Team In Training team ran the 1988 New York City Marathon. This year, Team In Training will celebrate that anniversary with the Team In Training 30th Anniversary Virtual Run / Walk where alumni, family and friends can participate anywhere in the world on June 6, 2018, National Running Day.
“We chose Events.com because of its experience in the virtual running space and its expertise in sponsorship, and we are excited to work together to deliver an amazing virtual run/walk event experience celebrating 30 years of Team In Training,” said Bob Merrill, Senior Vice President, Team In Training. “In the 30 years since The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launched Team In Training, we have achieved many advances for blood cancer patients. This impactful fundraising program has helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in breakthrough research to advance lifesaving treatments.”
“With virtual races, runners can participate in events they love and support causes they believe in, while at the same time, doing so at the location of their choice,” said Mitch Thrower, Founder and Chairman, Events.com. “We’re honored to partner with LLS’s Team In Training for this virtual event.”
Registration for the event is slated to open later this year.
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About Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
nded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
About Team in Training
Team In Training is the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports fundraising and training program. Since its inception in 1988, when a team of 38 runners trained together for the New York City Marathon and raised $320,000, Team In Training has raised more than $1.5 billion, trained more than 650,000 people and helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today. Team In Training offers a lineup of innovative high caliber domestic and international events, and prepares teammates for marathons, half marathons, and triathlons, as well as cycling, climbing and hiking experiences, with experienced coaches, training resources, a supportive community and world class fundraising tools. For more information about dates, locations and times, contact your local LLS chapter, call (800) 482-TEAM or visit www.teamintraining.org.