Monday, December 3, 2012

Mission Monday: The $32,000 Gift

Patricia Thomson, Don Armstrong and Emile Blaine
The Annual Honored Hero Run, created by a group of Team in Training (TNT) alumni, celebrated its record-breaking fourth year by making a record-breaking financial gift to the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Don Armstrong, the race director and LLS board member, presented a $32,000 check to Executive Director Patricia Thomson and Team in Training Director Emile Blaine.

The Honored Hero Run started in 2008 and raised $3,000 for the Team in Training program in its inaugural event.  After the first year neither the run participants or the Board of Directors showed any signs of slowing down.  Nearly 600 runners registered the following year and the run donated $10,000 to LLS in 2009 only to be surpassed the following year with a $15,000 donation.  The $32,000 donation this past week brings the total contribution of the Honored Hero Run to $60,000 over four short years.

Don created the Honored Hero run because he knows first hand what it's like to fight and to beat cancer.  He fought and beat a acute myeloid leukemia (AML) diagnosis and has since dedicated his life to helping raise awareness and money for LLS and its fight to cure blood cancers. 

The Board of Directors for the Honored Hero Run is wasting no time in building upon its 2012 success.  The 2013 run is already in the books.  We hope to see you out there!

Save the Date:
October 20, 2013
Trinity Park
Fort Worth, TX
1K Fun Run
Half Marathon
20 Miler

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