Monday, April 29, 2013

$100,000 and Still Going Strong

Claire Oliver has been involved with Team in Training since 2003. She was connected with the Society after the passing of her stepfather, Tom Hillary in 2000. 

Claire has worked with LLS as a TNT coach and fundraising participant every year since. Claire has completed 17 fundraising events with the North Texas Chapter, and is currently raising money for America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe. This event will complete her 4th Triple Crown Award. She has raised over $100,000 for LLS in the last 10 years!  

Although Claire only had one connection to the Society and the disease, she has seen the impact of the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the difference it makes in the lives of people and families facing blood cancers. Every time Claire thinks she might be competing in her last Team in Training event a new story, patient or family becomes apparent and the fact that there is no cure encourages her to compete one more time.

Claire is relentless for a cure. The difference that is made in the lives of patients and their families pales in comparison to the difference Team in Training has made in her own life. 

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