Robert Group's Team In Training Page
Racing to Save Lives
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I am training to participate in a marathon on January 13th as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training fundraising team. 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 to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission.
The Society funds lifesaving cancer research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and many other types of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants that have prolonged and enhanced the lives of patients. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue have already begun to provide drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
But more research is critically needed:
Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every ten minutes, someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths among children than any other cancer. More than 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2006. The survival rate for myeloma is just 33 per cent.
I hope you'll visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!