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Downeast Divas: Leukemia & Lymphoma TNT

Downeast Divas: Leukemia & Lymphoma TNT
The Downeast Divas: a dynamic running team of men and women who have been affected by blood cancer. We run to cure cancer - it is a simple as that.

PRIZE 1: 2 Nights at Hidden Pond with dinner for 2 at Earth in Kennebunkport. Excludes tax, gratuity and alcohol. Blackout July& August

PRIZE 2: Overnight at the Nonantum Resort for two ppl. with dinner for 2 at 95 Ocean.Excludes tax, gratuity and alcohol.

Must be 18y/o+ to participate. Vouchers will be mailed to winner

The Downeast Divas are part of the Team in Training: the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Together with teams from across the country, the LLS has raised over $1.4 billion over the last 25 years to beat blood cancer.

The Divas team was formed in early 2012 by team captain, Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons. Her father Calvin was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia and was forced to retire. Racing and fundraising as a Diva was not only empowering for Kristin, but also for her family. It allowed them to take action and feel connected to the community. Her father’s cancer would have been met with a different prognosis just 5 years ago. It is now treatable thanks to the effort of TNT fundraising teams.

Fast forward three years, and the Divas have grown to a team of eleven individuals. We have completed 4 endurance races and fundraising campaigns. The team has been enriching and inspiring: it has provided a source of strength for our families.

This year has been particularly challenging, as one of our Divas’ 11-year-old sons Matthew was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is a sweet, dynamite kid who loves his family, hockey and fishing. Matthew is currently in treatment here in Maine.

This year, we run to honor Matty & Calvin, and to fundraise for the thousands of patients affected by blood cancer. The Divas are running in the Walt Disney World ½ Marathon on January 10, 2015.

Find out more about the Divas at http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/w
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