The Season Begins!
Mar 04, 2014 by Rufus Simmons
Team "Almost There" started the season off right this morning! For the next 12 weeks, members of the team will be training for a marathon or half marathon. The team will also be fighting cancer by raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This money will be used to fund patient support and research for cures for blood cancers. The team's goal is to raise $35,000 in the next 10 weeks. Please join us in this fight by using the "Donate to Team" link on this page to make a tax deductible donation to LLS on behalf of the team. Every donation counts! Every dollar will make a difference! Go TEAM!
Join Team "Almost There"
Jan 03, 2014 by Rufus Simmons
If you've ever done a marathon or half marathon, you have seen it and/or heard it. Those well-meaning spectators holding signs telling you or yelling to you something you know doesn't seem quite true: "You're almost there!" Depending on what stage of the race you are in, this phrase can result in reactions ranging from laughter to indifference to looks that could kill.
But it doesn't have to! Join team "Almost There" and everytime someone yells "You're almost there!" it will be true!
Everybody hopes cures are found for cancer. There have been incredible advances in the treatments for cancer, but when it comes to a cure - we are almost there. When you hear that phrase in a race, you know there is still work to do, miles to finish. The same can be said for cancer research - there is still work to do. That work takes money. The goal for this team is to raise at least $25,000 LLS can use to continue that work.
While the race focus for the team is the inaugural Raleigh Rock-N-Roll marathon or half marathon in April, you do not have to run or walk to be a part of the team. You can simply join and help raise money toward the team goal. In the fight against cancer, every single dollar counts!
If you have questions about joining team "Almost There", email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will do my best to answer them. You can register online at the TNT website: https://www.teamintraining.org/nc/firsttimehere/signup/ Just select "Join a Corporate or Friends and Family Team" and enter "Almost There" for the team name. If you are a TNT alumni, enter the code WELOVEALUMNI to waive the registration fee!
If you would like to support team "Almost There" by making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, just use the "Donate to Team" link to the right. Thank you!
In any endurance race, getting "almost there" isn't good enough. We finish! The fight against cancer is no different. Getting "almost there" for a cure isn't good enough. Join team "Almost There" today, and let's FINISH!