Awash in Purple, Team in Training Featured in the Runner's World July 2011 Issue
Nuun congratulates our partner Team In Training! Pick up the July issue of Runner's World, dedicated to "outrunning cancer", and you'll find numerous references to Team In Training (TNT). In fact, two of this edition's seven cover variations feature Team In Training participants -- one with Coach Lyle Jacon and the other with Angela Alleyne, both cancer survivors. Then, in "Team Effort," Runner's World writer and Team In Training participant John Brant chronicles his TNT experience with the Portland chapter while celebrating his colleagues -- from Coaches Julie Hoffman and Karl Johnson, to Team Captain Kevin Tangen to fundraising star Tam Driscoll to participants Annie Spague, Dawn Viar and Cassandra Mercer. TNT National Advisory Coach, Jack Daniels, TNT Director, Audrey Shepperd, TNT participant and cartoonist John Tomac and LLS funded researcher Dr. Brian Druker, who famously developed the cancer drug Gleevec, are featured in the July issue, as well.
Why so much TNT? Because in the fight against cancer, no endurance sports training program features more prominently than Team In Training, a program that alone has raised more than $1 billion dollars to fight cancer. Funds that have been dedicated to funding transformative research.
As the feature on Dr. Druker suggests, their investment in research is what sets us (both LLS and Team In Training) apart.
Dr. Druker notes, "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recognized the opportunity with Gleevec...They were willing to take a chance on our work." "Unfortunately, researchers today are in the same position we were in a decade ago. If anything, it's even more difficult for novel research to gain federal funding. We're more reliant than ever on non-profits…like LLS, which means in effect, that we're more reliant than ever on Team In Training."
We'd like to thank Runner's World for profiling so many Team In Training participants and focusing on both their differentiator and their motivation -- life-changing cancer research. Go Team!
Nuun is a proud product partner of TNT, hydrating coaches and participants nationwide in their training and racing! We are excited to report that Nuun is also featured in this issue of Runner's World as the Right Stuff to Enhance Your Runs!
To join the team that makes the biggest impact in the fight against cancer, visit www.teamintraining.org to find out more today.
Read more about Nuun's own Kimberly Lorton's family's TNT story!
Congrats on the RW mention!