The Giant Race names Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as official charity partnerFEBRUARY 03, 2017
The San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon will be a nationally featured event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program
The Giant Race Series has joined forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program to explore new frontiers in cancer treatments through fundraising.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)--the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients--becomes the series' official charity partner. Through its flagship fundraising program, Team In Training (TNT), LLS will recruit teammates to participate while fundraising for groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.
"The San Francisco Giants are dedicated to enriching our community through innovation and excellence on and off the field," said Sara Hunt, vice president of Giants Enterprises. "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training shares this same commitment, making them a natural charity partner for the Giant Race."
The Giants and TNT are joining forces to give teammates an unforgettable experience throughout the season, ultimately finishing inside and around iconic AT&T Park. With Giants-themed endurance events from March through August, TNT teammates will have opportunities to experience racing, training & fundraising like never before. A pre-race TNT Inspiration Dinner and VIP/Top Fundraiser Celebration will be held in some of AT&T Park's most unique venues while shake-out runs and trainings are expected to take place around San Francisco's most beautiful running trails.
While TNT teammates fundraise, they have access to experienced TNT coaches to get them ready for the half marathon, 10K or 5K, providing proprietary training, nutrition clinics, and injury education, in addition to fundraising tools and templates all season long.
TNT, established in 1988, is the original and largest endurance sports training program for charity, dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. TNT teammates raise funds to help fuel groundbreaking discoveries in research for cancer cures, and inspire personal discovery through training and community.
"Team In Training and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are excited to collaborate with The San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon," said Bob Merrill, senior vice president, Team In Training. "We have a collective goal of delivering an unforgettable, life changing experience for every individual that decides to join Team In Training for this incredible race."
Interested athletes can sign up for more information at www.teamintraining.org/events/san-francisco- giant-race.