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Help Matt Allen Run Against Cancer: Running the 2010 Disney Marathon for Charity

One of my running friends on Twitter, Matt Allen (@mattallenphoto), is preparing to run the 2010 Disney Marathon with Team in Training, a fundraising group that is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His goal is to raise $4000 to contribute to the efforts of the LLS and their goal of eradicating blood cancers while assisting current cancer patients and their families as they work through treatment.

As part of his effort, Matt is holding a fundraising event at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH on Nov. 21 benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. A friend of his, Seth Gooby, will be providing the musical entertainment for the evening.

There will be some great prizes raffled off throughout the night including a 2gb iPod Shuffle, gift certificates to local merchants, a hand loomed scarf from an Etsy artisan, and fine art photography. A suggested donation of $10 gets you 5 raffle tickets with more available to purchase at $2 per ticket. The more you donate the better your odds of walking away with a prize. All donations will be given directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society.

The details of Matt’s fundraising event again are:

Where: The Blue Mermaid, 409 The Hill, Portsmouth, NH
When: Saturday, November 21st at 8pm

To make a donation and join Matt in the mission to wipe out blood cancer, visit his Team in Training fundraising page at:

For more information, you can also follow Matt’s training for the 2010 Disney Marathon on Facebook.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. We have invested more than $680 million in research since 1949 – over $69 million in 2009 – specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 4.9 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

About Team in Training
Over the past 20 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) has grown to become an unparalleled sports training program. More than 390,000 participants, from first timers to seasoned athletes, have trained with the Team and achieved their best at marathons, half marathons, triathlons, 100-mile century bike rides and hiking adventures. TNT is the world’s first, best and largest charity sports training program – and the only one to offer a full complement of exciting, sports training options.

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  1. Good Luck to him! I’ve done Disney with TnT twice in honor of my dad and my step brother who both have Lymphoma (bro is in remission! YAY!! Dad is considered terminal but far from giving up/in.). Disney is a great run, flat and lots of energy as you run through the parks. The only problem is you never know if it is going to be freezing cold, pouring rain, or schorching hot come race day…welcome to Florida!

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