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The Mission and History
Research Dollars Spent in Canada in 2012 - $6,230,320
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC's) roots stretch back to 1955, when five women concerned with lack of focus on leukemia research. Family members and friends declared war on the disease by raising money to fund research to find a cure. Through the years, the organization has grown and now includes offices coast-to-coast. LLSC affiliated with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the United States in 2004. Our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Team In Training History
Team In Training (TNT) began in the United States in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, New York formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honour of Cleland's daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor.
The team of 38 runners raised $322,000. Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter of LLS, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world's largest endurance sports training program. Cleland was honoured by Runner's World magazine in 2004 as one of their "Heroes of Running" for his role in establishing TNT.
Team In Training started in Canada in 1999Join the more than 40,000 runners, walkers, hikers and triathletes across North America who will participate in the world's major marathons, triathlons and hike adventures this year on behalf of LLS and LLSC.
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