Welcome to TEAM STRONGER!
Nov 03, 2013
Together, there’s no telling what we can do. As a Team, we can combine efforts to save lives.
Welcome to TEAM STRONGER'S fundraising page. TEAM STRONGER is dedicated to the notion that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and we're putting that idea to work by racing in various races around the country in order to raise money to end blood cancers for good.
The first two times our Honored Teammate, Mandy Hitchcock, signed up to raise money for TNT, in 2005 and 2012, the connection to the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was never personal for her. Until it was. Exactly one month before her TNT team was scheduled to race in the St. Anthony's Triathlon in April 2012, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. No longer was she just a teammate. She was an Honored Teammate. Mandy trained for another TNT triathlon while in treatment, and she asked her friends and family to join her in making all of us STRONGER: the kids and parents in hemoncology wards all over the country, patients in treatment and recovering from blood cancers everywhere, and all those of us who love them and want to support them in any way we can.
By the end of the summer of 2012, Mandy was in complete remission from cancer, and in October 2013, a PET scan showed that she remains cancer-free.
In honor of Mandy's one-year no-cancerversary, in memory of so many loved ones who have died from blood cancers, and in honor of so many people who are fighting to live right now and still waiting and hoping for a cure, we have re-formed TEAM STRONGER, with a goal of raising at least $15,000 (and hopefully much more!) during the Spring 2014 season.
So here we are. What doesn't kill us will make us stronger. We hope you'll be stronger with us and donate to TEAM STRONGER today.