St. Petersburg women’s half-marathon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Taking place the weekend of November 21-22, 2009, Women’s Running St. Pete Half Marathon will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and will draw women from across the country. It will be St. Petersburg’s first women only half marathon. Participants can train to run or walk the half marathon through LLS’s Team In Training (TNT), the world’s first, largest and best charity sports training program. With TNT, participants join a group of supportive teammates and get four to five months of training with certified coaches, and in return, they raise funds to support blood cancer research and patient services.

“We’re excited to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training,” said Dawna Stone, President and Founder of Women’s Running magazine. “Together I believe we can grow the St. Pete Women’s Half Marathon into the premier women’s half marathon.”

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.

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