Train, run and save lives

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program invites individuals interested in fitness and charity to join TNT. TNT participants fight against blood cancers by raising funds and training as a group to run or walk, a full or half marathon. This year TNT is celebrating its 25th Anniversary through the Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon in Savannah.

TNT is a unique program with a local presence, resident Larry Baker participated in TNT last season. Larry lives in Hardeeville and participated in Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah last season, marking his first marathon experience. Larry ran the marathon for his friend, Al, a local community member. Al passed away one week prior to the marathon, and Larry completed the marathon in his honor. This season Larry plans to join TNT once again to continue his efforts in Al’s honor.

To run to raise money for blood cancer research like Larry, what better way than to run with TNT and help celebrate 25 years. The TNT program includes weekly team training sessions under the direction of a certified coach, mentoring from previous participants, like Larry, and clinics on nutrition, shoes and gear, injury prevention, and safety.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah is set to take place November 9. Please contact the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for more information and to register today.

Learn more about Team In Training at a local information session at City Java, 301 Carteret Street, Beaufort on Wednesday, May 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. Drop in and have a cup of coffee with a TNT coordinator to learn more.