1. TNTOSWIM for Blood Cancer Awareness!

    TNTOSWIM for Blood Cancer Awareness!

    Blood cancer isn’t something most people want to talk about. In fact, we’d probably be happy to go our entire lives without ever giving it a second thought.

    Unfortunately, with more than 1.1 million Americans living with (or in remission from) these diseases, most of us know someone who thinks about it every day.

    The statistics are improving and promising research developments are announced every…

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  2. Researcher Brings Former Cancer Patient Full Circle

    Researcher Brings Former Cancer Patient Full Circle

    Dr. Loren Walensky and Kate Franklin

    Dr. Loren Walensky and Kate Franklin

    An LLS-funded physician/scientist who helped a little girl beat leukemia 12 years ago is now encouraging her to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor herself.

    Loren Walensky, a pediatric oncologist and chemical biologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, invited the 17-year-old Kate Franklin to participate in his lab’s…

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  3. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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    Blood cancer isn’t something most people want to talk about. In fact, we’d probably be happy to go our entire lives without ever giving it a second thought.

    Unfortunately, with more than 1.1 million Americans living with (or in remission from) these diseases, most of us know someone who thinks about it every day.

    The statistics are improving and promising research developments are announced…

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  4. Survivor Spotlight: Like Father, Like Son

    Survivor Spotlight: Like Father, Like Son

    Bryce (left), and his father Joel Yelverton

    Bryce (left), and his father Joel Yelverton

    Bryce Yelverton thanks his dad for many things – his love of Star Wars, baseball, family and church among them. But his greatest gift was when he showed him that cancer can be beaten.

    It was a life-changing message that the Clinton, Miss., math teacher needed when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma stage 2B, the same disease and stage his father had…

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  5. Flex Champion For A Cure: Taffy Taulbee

    Flex Champion For A Cure: Taffy Taulbee

    A letter from Taffy, an OSWIM TNT Flex participant:

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    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,…

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  6. Introducing our Fall Mentor Rock Stars!

    Introducing our Fall Mentor Rock Stars!

    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…

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  7. Meet the Fall Season Coaches!

    Meet the Fall Season Coaches!

    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…

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  8. Leading the Charge for Cures and Access in DC

    Leading the Charge for Cures and Access in DC

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    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.

    Our…

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  9. About a Cure

    “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

    Deb and Dr. Brian Druker

    Cycle team ‘evangalist’ Deb Postlewait had the opportunity to join Dr. Brian Drukerat OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute last…

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  10. A special letter from Honored Teammate Connie

    A special letter from Honored Teammate Connie

    Connie, Front & Center with TNT OSWIM Spring and Summer walk teams

    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!

    When…

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