Connie Bennett's Fundraising Page

Connie Bennett's Fundraising Page
Jun 25, 2010 by Connie Bennett

I'm Biking to Save LivesWelcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. (At the end of this event, I hope to be as happy as the women shown above.)

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I'm completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line -- a cure!

Please make a donation -- of whatver size -- to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my Team in Training website often. You're invited to check back to find out about my progress. Thanks for your support!

Also, please stay tuned, because I'll be hosting a Gab with the Gurus Radio Show so that you can learn more about this organization's great mission and its fabulous programs. Maybe you, too, will feel called to join Team in Training in your area? It's a blast!


 Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are cancers that originate in the bone marrow or lymphatic tissue as the result of an acquired genetic injury to the DNA of a single cell. The cell then becomes malignant and multiples continuously. This abnormal accumulation interferes with the production of healthy blood cells.

 An estimated 912,938 (nearly 1 million) Americans are living with blood cancers. Every four minutes, someone new gets diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every ten minutes, someone passes away from a blood cancer.


WHO: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health

organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and

patient services. Founded in 1949, LLS is relentless in pursuit of its mission: Cure

leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life

of patients and their families.

WHAT: Investing in blood cancer research: LLS has invested more than $680 million in

research, approximately $69 million in fiscal year 2009 alone. Programs like the

Specialized Center of Research (SCOR), which brings together teams of scientists

from different disciplines and our Translational Research Program, which funds

research with a high probability of producing innovative patient treatments in an

accelerated time frame, have directly contributed to many breakthrough cancer

treatments. Research funded by LLS has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec®. Providing critical information and support for patients and their families: LLS made 4.9 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals in fiscal year 2009, through its Information Resource Center (IRC), award-winning Web site and community-based patient service programs. LLS puts people together with experts through Web-casts and teleconferences, and provided professional education through seminars, to extend the latest findings to a broader professional audience. Advocating for issues impacting blood cancer patients: With more than 20,000 advocacy volunteers throughout the country, LLS's voice is being heard by those responsible for legislation to fund blood cancer research and educational programs.

WHY: The need is critical: An estimated 912,938 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or

myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every

10 minutes, someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age. The survival rate for myeloma is only 37.1 percent. Incidence is nearly twice as high among African Americans as for all other races.

HOW: As a nonprofit, LLS relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Seventy-five percent of its total expenses support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Major, annual fundraising campaigns include Team In Training®, Light The Night® Walk, School & Youth ProgramsSM, Man & Woman of the Year and The Leukemia Cup Regatta.

WHERE: In addition to its national headquarters in White Plains, NY, LLS has a network of 64 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Information on blood cancers and support is available through our IRC and at


Information Resource Center: (800) 955-4572

Media: Andrea Greif, director of public relations (914) 821-8958

Research grant information: Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. (914) 821-8922

chief scientific officer

To volunteer or donate: (888) HELP-LLS

The LLS website,, provides information on disease characteristics, diagnoses and treatment, clinical trials and breaking research findings.


Supporter Comments

    "We are behind you all the way.... way to go and for such a great cause Love Jeff and Debbie"

    Debbie Lucchesi

    Wed Jun 30 12:11:30 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $330.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
3 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Howard Modell $100.00
Debbie Lucchesi $100.00
Debra Berndt $25.00
Sherry Amatenstein $25.00