A letter from Taffy, an OSWIM TNT Flex participant:
Taffy in DC on April 27, 2014
“I know that many people scurry through life, blissfully unaware of such struggle and triumph. Each one of us spreads awareness as we raise funds. As we pound the pavement, each step brings us closer. Closer to a cure, closer to gratitude.”
My name is Taffy and I am a FLEX participant, based down here in Ashland,…
Team In Training is thrilled to announce our lineup of mentors for our fall events:
Abbie, Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco (Run) I am a skiier. Wait, isn’t this a bio for a run mentor?! Yes, but I haven’t always been a runner. I only started jogging recreationally in high school and college to stay in shape for skiing. I injured my knee (skiing) and went to physical therapy and was able…
Team In Training is pleased to announce our lineup of rockstar coaches for this fall!
Coach Glen, Portland Triathlon (Sprint and Olympic Distance)
I’ve been coaching for Team in Training for close to 9 years, and have been involved with LLS for close to 11. My endurance sport experience is extensive, with over 25 years of competitive racing; 11 years being in the sport of triathlon. I’m happily…
On the steps of Capitol Hill, nearly 400-strong raised our hands and declared Cancer Ends With Me, (#Ideclare4LLS) we all – patients, survivors, families, volunteers, staff – dispersed to meet with our district legislators.
A message from Dr. Lou DeGennearo, LLS president and CEO:
Today – the last of our three-day conference in Washington, D.C. – we made our voices heard on the Hill.
“This is why I ride…it is not about a cause, it is about a cure. Today I witnessed first hand the result of our fundraising efforts: life and hope coming from test tubes and computers managed by dedicated researchers in search of the answer.” – Deb
Deb and Dr. Brian Druker
Cycle team ‘evangalist’ Deb Postlewait had the opportunity to join Dr. Brian Drukerat OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute last…
Connie, Front & Center with TNT OSWIM Spring and Summer walk teams
“Hello team! A heartfelt thank you to each one of you, you are so important! You’ve been a great example for Megan, she saw you all make a commitment to train and raise money to help tackle something that has deeply touched her life. I am an honored team mate ~ Honored to be connected with such a genuine and great team!
(photo: Gabriella Miller, for whom the Kids First Research Act was named. Credit: Associated Press)
The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would increase funding for pediatric medical research administered through the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society played a key role in advocating on behalf of this important piece of legislation and…
Andrew Shannon, Team In Training Campaign Manager
Currently supporting: Whidbey Island, Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon & Pacific Crest Sports Weekend Triathlons
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Fun Fact: Andrew enjoys running with his overly active Border Collie Tia, and seeing and experiencing anything new.
About Andrew: Andrew is the new kid on the block with Team in Training having joined the staff in…
Honored Teammate Bob, Cycle Team
“We fight every day to do our runs and rides which is the easy part compared to what young people…
Working to Improve Access for Patients in Oregon
Sue Sumpter, RN, MS, Senior Manager,
Patient Access, Education and Advocacy, LLS
When Sue Sumpter,…