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TNT – 2009 Connecticut Spring Season

As the end of the year approaches I am looking forward to another season with the Connecticut Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.   This year my role will not be that of a fundraising participant but instead volunteering as a Mentor to help new members achieve their goal of raising money for research and crossing the finish line of their chosen event.

My first exposure to TNT came in January when I attended an information meeting.  The year prior I had run my first distance event on my own  at the Fairfield Half Marathon and since I planned to run again I thought it would be beneficial to hear about the coaching provided by the Leukemia Society.

Well.. at that meeting I decided to raise the bar and run the big one!   I committed to run the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in San Diego.  The Team experience opened my eyes to a whole new level of running and I stayed with the group to run Fairfield and Hartford.

Next month a series of informational sessions will begin the recruit members for the Spring Season.  Events include Running, Cycling or a combo of the two plus a Triathlon to add a little swimming.

Connecitcut Team in Training Events - Spring 2009

Connecitcut Team in Training Events - Spring 2009

If you have any questions about TNT feel free to email me,  Dan@CummingsTeam.com and if I cannot answer your question I will put you in touch with someone that can.

Here is a list of Info Meetings throughout the State of Connecticut during January 2009.  I will be attending the Meriden Meeting but will miss the Season Kickoff Celebration because I’m heading to Miami for my first marathon without TNT.

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Donation Update – Running for a Cure!

My first month with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training has been hectic. Being in the Real Estate Business gave me one big advantage over some of my other teammates. Since being a Realtor involves a fair amount of marketing I already had systems in place to deal with mass mailings. The first week I spent composing a letter and printing my initial mailing to 150 friends and past clients. Concurrently I submitted a press release to a few local newspapers and both acted fast in publishing the news about my fundraising effort.Donations Progress - First Month

Since I am so heavily involved in on-line activities I was surprised by the reluctance of some people to contribute using a credit card on the secure donation site but learned during my second week at the TNT fund-raiser workshop that we should include a return envelope in our mailing. My second batch of letters went out to 150 relatives, neighbors and acquaintances along with a return envelope but the response rate was not substantially different. So far it looks good for reaching my Goal by April 1…

With all this fund-raising activity and the rainiest February on record I have managed to run 100 miles since joining the team. I also finally learned how to produce a YouTube show. Hope this inspires donations!

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Please help by making a tax-deductible donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A secure web-site accepts credit card contributions or you can email Dan@CummingsTeam.com for postal mailing instructions if you’d prefer to send a check.


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