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The Nation's Triathlon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is Sold Out But There's Still a Way In!
Date:4/20/2009

Sign up with LLS's Team in Training

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nation's Triathlon(TM) to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is sold out, but you can still participate by joining LLS's Team In Training(R) program.

The Nation's Tri, the only triathlon dedicated to fighting blood cancer, is a world-class Olympic distance triathlon taking place in Washington D.C. on September 13.

By signing up with TNT, the world's first, biggest and best sports training program, participants will get four to five months of expert, certified coaching to help them meet their personal goals, and clinics on nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other essentials to prepare for the race. TNT also provides its participants a great team experience, travel and lodging arrangements and a fun-filled weekend of activities in the nation's capital. In return, participants have the satisfaction of knowing they are raising money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and support services to help improve patients' lives.

Set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation's capital and its monuments, the Nation's Triathlon course includes a 1.5K swim in the Potomac River, a 40K bike ride through scenic vistas, and a 10k run through downtown D.C.

"The Nation's Triathlon is one of the premiere triathlons in the country and Team In Training helps participants take on an athletic challenge they might never imagine accomplishing on their own while giving them the opportunity to help other people," said Nancy L. Klein, LLS chief marketing and revenue officer.

For additional TNT information, visit: www.teamintraining.org/nationstri or call 1(800) 482-TEAM.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (R) (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

    Contact: Andrea Greif
    (914) 821-8958
    andrea.greif@lls.org


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