Library to host ‘Team In Training’ info sessions

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s "Team In Training" (TNT) program is recruiting volunteers to help in the fight against blood cancers by raising funds as they train to run, walk or cycle in honor of local patients.

Team In Training, an endurance sports training program, provides personalized coaching, group training and support, and the chance to meet new people and be part of a team. In addition to weekly training sessions under the guidance of a certified coach, TNT offers training events and clinics on nutrition, equipment, injury prevention and safety. After four to five months of training, team members will be prepared to run or walk a marathon (26.2 miles), cycle a century ride (100 miles), or participate in a triathlon (swimming, running and cycling).

The Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter is building teams to participate in three events — Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon, Rock N’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon, and the City of Rome Marathon.

The chapter will hold information meetings at two branches of the Monmouth County Library: Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at the library headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan; and Aug. 25, 7 p.m., at the Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury.

Participants are also given advice and ideas on how to meet their fund-raising goals. The society arranges airfare and lodging to send participants and their teammates to the event of their choice.

Since TIT began in 1988, more than 190,000 participants have raised over $430 million to help the society advance its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families, according to a press release.

For additional information, call the Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at (888) 920-8557 or visit