Running for Life
By Ashleigh Millard Sutter
On October 16, 2007, Millard Insurance & Financial Group, a local insurance agency, partnered with the Allstate Foundation to present the Allstate Hands in the Community Grant to Team in Training member, Amanda Folk. On behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, Allstate awarded a $500 donation from the Allstate Foundation in support of the half-marathon she will be running in San Francisco, California.
She is running along with 28 other women from Greenville in the Nike Women’s Marathon and Half-Marathon in San Francisco on October 21, 2007. The women are part of the Greenville chapter of Team in Training, known to many as TNT. Started in 1988, TNT has raised more than $700 million towards leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma research and patient services.
According to the Team in Training website, “every 5 minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer – leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; every 10 minutes, someone dies.” Team in Training provides a training program for runners of all shapes and sizes to help them accomplish their personal goals while running or walking for a great cause. There are races around the state and country where Team in Training participants may get involved. Recently, Furman University hosted an event called ‘Light the Night,’ raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Other upcoming races include the October 29th race in Dublin, Ireland, where the Greenville Chapter is sending one gentleman, and then two women and two men will be racing in the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, D.C., on the 28th of October.
For more information about Team in Training or to become a member, visit their website at www.teamintraining.org, or contact Melody Williams, the Greenville Coordinator, at
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