#TheseMilesMatter

Disclaimer: I received entry to the New York City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

News flash; I am running another marathon; the New York City Marathon no less!

That’s not the surprise; although everyone looks at me with the “again” look. No; the surprise is I am running for charity.

This time around I am honoring my father-in-law with my miles. I am running for Team in Training which is the endurance fundraising branch of the Leukemia and Lymphoma.

I would like to share what compelled me to choose LLS and #TeaminTraining as a charity partner. There are hundreds of charities and while my family is a good reason to represent the purple and green; I was really impressed that since 2017, an incredible 51 treatments have received FDA approvalโ€”49 of them were directly funded by LLS (and generous donors like you…) The reason this is impressive is that a typical year only boasts 3-4!

Further…LLS is committing $25 million to childhood cancer research over the next five years! I am a sucker for organizations which help kids; so hearing that, to me, was cool.

Lastly, and I think one of the biggest reasons that I wanted to run for Team in Training is, LLS has distributed more than $362 million in Co-pay financial assistance since 2007!

What?

They provide financial assistance to people and families suffering! Not just research, which is important, but putting dollars in people’s hands. Heck-yeah!

Anyway; this will be my second NYC; so follow my training and let’s see how it goes!

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