These next few months are incredibly exciting for me, as I am training for my very first half marathon (the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 19). Not only am I training for it, but I am raising money to fund research to advance lifesaving blood cancer treatments for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a part of Team In Training (TNT)!
Most people unfortunately have had some type of experience with cancer, whether it’s themselves or a loved one. While it was not leukemia or lymphoma, I had cervical cancer in 2009. I also lost my grandfather to prostate and bone cancer in 2000. Raising money for any type of cancer research is extremely important to me! The feeling of being told “you have cancer” is not easily explained. It’s like your heart stops, your stomach sinks, and you want to cry, but you’re in too much shock to let the tears flow. To have the chance to prevent someone from feeling like this and experiencing this pain is incredibly important to me, and I have that opportunity with TNT.
YOU can have an impact on cancer too!
Join Team In Training (TNT) and run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon (NWHM) in San Francisco on October 19. You’ll be helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) fund research to advance lifesaving blood cancer treatments.
TNT is the flagship fundraising campaign for LLS, and the NWHM in San Francisco is always sold out. At its 25th anniversary last year, TNT has trained more than 600,000 participants and raised more than $1.4 billion. With TNT, in exchange for raising funds, you’ll train for four months with world-class trainers, have access to clinics on nutrition and injury prevention and race through San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.
Learn More About Team in Training here and help TNT harness the power of physical activity to help LLS find cures and improve the quality of life for patients with blood cancer. Help patients feel better while you achieve your personal best (which is my goal!).
Join TNT and help us get closer to a world without blood cancers.
I’m running, won’t you join my team?
If you wish to donate without running or fundraising yourself, you can do so here at my personal fundraising page!
Disclosure: I received a free entry to the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco and free registration with TNT in exchange for committed fundraising and social media posts. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you to Fit Approach and TNT for the wonderful opportunity!
Thanks for the inspiring post! Good luck with your training!!
Thank you Kali!! 🙂
How fun! I can’t wait to hear all about it!
Thanks Smitha! Im so excited 🙂
So awesome and I wish you the best in fundraising and training! GO TEAM!
Thank you so much!!
Awesome event! Good luck on your fundraising goal and training. I did the same in 2000 and fundraised for TNT for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and ran 1st full marathon in San Diego (Rock-n-Roll San Diego). It’s an incredible experience!
God bless, 🙂
Thank you so much! I am extremely excited 🙂 That’s so awesome you ran a full and did it with TNT! 🙂 #sweatpink #imfitpossible
Good luck training! The SF NWHM sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this awesome opportunity 🙂
Thank you so much! I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity, and I just know the NWHM is going to be AMAZING! 🙂
What a great post!! You are inspiring!
Thank you Bianca!! I really appreciate that 🙂
Hi Lyndsay, Thanks so much for sharing your & your grandfather’s experiences with cancer. I’m sure that makes this race even more meaningful for you, knowing that your race will support others out there who are affected by blood cancers. You are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the great training & get it, girl!
Thank you SO much!! Your words are very much appreciated. <3 this race means an incredible amount to me, especially training with TNT. Life-changing. So grateful for the opportunity.
Jessica @ Sweat Is My Sanity
Thanks for your comments on IG. I am SO glad to see another blogger who focuses on mental health…not just physical. I have a brother who took his own life when I was 18, and a lot of depression runs in my family. My mother passed away last August and she struggled with depression and we think was bipolar though she was never diagnosed. Anyway, great to meet you. I filled out the form to get more info on the SF half. Good luck. JESS @ SweatIsMySanity.com
Hey Jess! I’m so glad you commented. I’m so sorry for your losses, I can’t imagine how hard that was/is. Mental health is such a huge part of our physical health (and vice versa), and it’s not mentioned nearly enough. My goal is to eradicate stigma associated with mental health conditions as much as possible in my lifetime. Thank you for checking out TNT/SF half! I’m very excited and it’s going to be a great experience! I’m excited to check out your blog, too! Keep in touch <3 lynds
yes many people know someone with cancer and the awareness and fund raising programs are quite beneficial, however good nutrition has a great deal to do with cancer prevention.
henry recently posted…CANCER HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
Yes good nutrition is behind everything. However that’s not the point of this post. Fundraising is for people already affected by cancer. Good nutrition to prevent cancer (which isn’t always the case) and fundraising for cancer treatment are two different thoughts.