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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Nation's Triathlon Announce New Partnership
Date:2/19/2008

40K through downtown DC, out onto Clara Barton Parkway and Rock Creek Park, and run 10K through downtown DC, past the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, finishing on the plaza of the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue. Major sponsors include: UnitedHealthcare - Official Healthcare Provider and Sponsor of The UnitedHealthcare Sports & Fitness Expo; Timex -- Official Timekeeper for The Timex Timing Zone; and JetBlue -- Official Airline and Sponsor for The JetBlue Airways Finish Festival. Additional sponsors include: City Sports, Crocs, Coke Zero, Dasani, and Race Train Fitness.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 5.1 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS's Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Contact: Andrea Greif, 914.821.8958

Andrea.greif@lls.org


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