Pedaling With Pat: Team in training for Tahoe

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- 25 local cyclists are pedaling a century (100 miles) on June 3 in Lake Tahoe, Nev., toward a cancer cure.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyTeam In Training (TNT) program is the world's first and largest charity sports training program. TNT provides the training to run or walk marathons and half marathons, or to participate in triathlons, duathlons, 100-mile bike rides and even ski events.

The Minnesota Tahoe Team consists of four blood cancer survivors who, along with the rest of the team, are further inspired by their five-year-old Honored Teammate, Axel. Axel is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

The group started training and fundraising on February 7. Each individual was required to raise a minimum of $4,100. To date, they've raised over $105,000 for blood cancer research and patient services.

Since 1988, over 540,000 volunteer participants have helped raise over $1.2 billion toward the mission of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Participating in TNT allows you to accomplish your own life goals while helping others!

To donate to the Tahoe Cycling Team, or to learn more about TNT, visit or call (763) 852-3042.


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