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Bike Ride in the Cold Rain
Mar 29, 2014 by G. Whit James

A cold and rainy early morning ride with Team In Training on The Natchez Trace Parkway. It was slow going with the wind and the rain but we did accomplish several climbs on a the mile hill but were only able to log 22.7 miles due to the weather.  We were inspired by Keeley's account of the young girl who lost her fight with leukemia and reminded how many people are impacted by leukemia and lymphoma.  Jon reminded us that the cold rain was a mild obstacle compared to the struggles of the young Knoxville woman who was transferred to Vanderbilt.

Cold feet and hands are nothing compared to the problems facing those battling against leukemia and lymphoma.

Please consider a donation to my 100 mile ride to help find cures for leukemia and lymphoma.

Come Taste the Flavors of Living
Mar 23, 2014 by G. Whit James

Come Taste the Flavors of Living


Come taste the Flavors of Living: Swim, Bike, Run, Paddle, Hike, Climb! Entry to this event gets you complimentary food and beverage samples, access to free demonstrations and amazing discounts at vendor booths, plus a chance to participate in the most "Active" Silent Auction to benefit LLS, featuring outfitters, clothing, and gear stores all closely connected to the theme of active living! 100% of proceeds from this event benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via our Team In Training Century Cycle Team, in our effort to raise money for LLS while training to ride 100 miles at America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe.

When: Sunday, April 6th from 1-4pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn- Cool Springs
9150 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, TN 37067
Cost: $10 per adult (ages 16 and up)
$1 for kids under the age of 16 



To purchase tickets:

  1. On the right side of this page, click on the box for "Other" amount.
  2. Enter a donation of $10 per adult (ages 16 and up), $1 per child under 16
  3. In your donation comments section, mention "FLAVORS OF LIVING."
  4. You'll receive a donation email from LLS with 2014 tax deduction receipt
  5. Your tickets will be available at the Pre-Registration table at the event!



Team In Training's Cycle Team is jointly raising funds and awareness in the fight against blood cancer, as we train weekly for their 100 Mile (Century) Rides in June. We must be crazy! We thought so too, and call ourselves Team Wheel Crazy! Admission processed on this page will be credited towards our Team as a whole. Together, Team Wheel Crazyis raising nearly $40,000 by late May!

This event is a significant source of that goal. Without reaching our individual goals, we aren't able to attend the Rides we're training for, and it's all in the name of Blood Cancer.

Your admission to this event includes:

  1. Entry into the event
  2. Name in the door prize drawings (purchase additional entries for each extra $5 donation at the door)
  3. Free Demonstrations by our vendors (like back massages!)
  4. Complimentary food & drink samples
  5. Kids activities if you have kiddos
  6. Access to the "garden patio" with stone fireplace, so you can socialize in between your bids!



Nashville's Independent Radio, Lightning 100 (WRLT 100.1 FM) will be broadcasting from this event live, featuring DJ Lt. Dan Buckley! Stop by the Lightning 100 table to purchase Lightning 100 merchandise, request songs, and share your stories connecting you to the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



Stroll through our tables of active living silent auction items and find the inpiration to get active, while benefiting a great cause. Among many other great items, our silent auction will feature:



Every admission ticket holder will receive one entry into the door prize drawing (some prizes are only available to ages 18 or 21 and up). Additional entries can be purchased for $5 each, to increase your chances of winning. Door prize items include:



After strolling through the tables of spectacular silent auction items, swing by our vendor section to speak with local businesses about programs and products that will satisfy your appetite for active living! Many of them will have free demonstrations, samples, or products for sale. Check out the list of vendors below:



Bring your kidos for only $1 admission per kid under 16 years old, and let them hang out in the KID ZONE! There will be crafts, active living demonstrations geared towards kids (bike safety, how to help your parents pack for camping, how to inflate a bike tire), and story time. Kids can earn bicycle charms for participating in the KID ZONE acitivies. The more activities they do, the more charms they get!

Our KID ZONE will be staffed with both adults (for the really young ones) and older kids guiding "active" themed activities to keep them entertained while you enjoy mingling with fellow active outdoorsy adults!



Difficulty: This is a fun social event and Silent Auction to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Find inspiration among the silent auction items to start living a healthier, more active lifestyle!
Registration Deadline: Purchase tickets in the RIGHT COLUMN of this page, until Saturday, April 5th at 8pm. Though donations can still be made online after this time, there will not be enough time to add your name to the Pre-Registration list. Please be sure to purchase tickets online before this time. One Site tickets will also be available at the door.
Group Size Limit: No limit

Parking: Plenty of parking is available at the Hilton Garden Inn- Cool Springs.

Children Policy: This is a family friendly event, with a KIDS ZONE! Attendees ages 16 and up may participate in the silent auction items and door prize drawings. Some items are limited to ages "18 and up" or "21 and up" and will be marked with age restrictions.
Dog Policy: Dogs not permitted at this venue
Cancellation Policy: This event is to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. No refunds available for admittion to this event. Cost of admission is tax deductible.
Weather Policy: This is an indoor event.



Since Team In Training's inception 25 YEARS AGO, over 600,000 participants have raised more than $1.4 billion to support the ongoing work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, funding research to find cures for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease & Myeloma, and to provide education and invaluable services for patients and their families. Team In Training provides endurance training for beginner and intermediate athletes with the desire to complete a half/full marathon, century bike ride or triathlon. 

Taste the Flavors of Living is a fundraising initiative hosted by the Nashville Century Ride Team, Team Wheel Crazy, as a means to helps boost the fundraising efforts for individual riders training for America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride, in the fight against blood cancers.

My Fundraising Page
Jan 15, 2014

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,055.10 | Goal: $3,900.00
78 %

My Team

Team Total: $26,414.86 | Goal: $25,800.00

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $1000.00
Kathy Williams $500.00
Associates in Gastroenter... $500.00
Susanna Mays - ES $100.00
Joanie Lukins - ES $100.00
Judith woods - ES $100.00
Sollie Bartoe-from Niki $100.00
Bill Griffin - ES $50.00
Evelyn Page - ES $50.00
Jen scutchfield - ES $50.00
Phyllis Scutchfield - ES $50.00
Julie dexter - ES $50.00
Running Away Enterprises ... $50.00
Frances Cummings $25.00
Linda barnard - ES $25.00
Cheryl Gibson - ES $25.00
Susan James Martin $25.00
Bert Bailey